Netball U15s Crowned North Devon Champions

Netball U15s Crowned North…

14 Feb 2019

West Buckland’s U15 Netball team came out on top in the North Devon Schools’ Tournament... Read more

Local children get creative

Local children get creative

11 Feb 2019

On Saturday 9th February, West Buckland welcomed 28 gifted artists and writers from South Molton... Read more

Netball U15s Crowned North Devon Champions

Netball U15s Crowned…

14 Feb 2019

West Buckland’s U15 Netball team came out on top in... Read more

Local children get creative

Local children get c…

11 Feb 2019

On Saturday 9th February, West Buckland welcomed 28 gifted artists... Read more

Top 40 UK Co-Ed Boarding School

Top 40 UK Co-Ed Boar…

07 Feb 2019

We are delighted to announce that the school has been... Read more

Dissection Club Receive Professional Advice

Dissection Club Rece…

06 Feb 2019

Our Sixth Form Dissection Club yesterday received a very special... Read more

Welcome to West Buckland

The leading independent school in North Devon

West Buckland School was founded in 1858 and is an independent co-ed day and boarding school set in 100 acres of beautiful North Devon countryside in the South West of England.

Today, West Buckland is a vibrant school with a strong supportive community, welcoming 600 children aged from three to eighteen years into our Nursery, Preparatory, Senior School and Sixth Form.

Teaching is challenging and stimulating, and the school has a consistently high record of academic achievement. Our students also benefit from exceptional opportunities in sport, music, the performing arts and a whole host of other extra-curricular activities.

The aims and ethos of our school are to enable all pupils to develop the personal qualities, abilities and values which will prepare them to make the most of their own lives and to contribute to society.

Our students produced outstanding exam results in 2018:


  • A* to A: 48.4% (national average 26.4%)
  • A* to B: 78.6% (national average 51.3%)


  • 53.1% of all grades were passed at 9-7/A*-A
  • 23% of students achieved ALL 9-7/A*-A
  • 2 students achieved all grade 9

Student Profiles

  • Ayaka – Year 12 - Japan

    ayaka watanabe

    Starting my West Buckland life at Year 7 at the bottom of the Senior school and now being Year 13, top of the senior school, the time has flown by with many precious memories both daytimes and within the boarding community. Along with my three A-levels, Chemistry, Physics and Maths, dance has been a huge part of my West Buckland life with a range of genres from ballet to street and jazz. The dance show which happens every year, full of dance talents has been the highlight working with younger students from nursery up to Year 13. Being the only Japanese student in the whole school has given me an interesting experience which I am sure I will value in the future.

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Parent Testimonials

  • Angela Bradshaw (2007 – present) Prep and Senior School


    Our children have been at West Buckland School from the prep years right through to the sixth form. The school has a cheerful atmosphere and attends to the needs and aspirations of each child treating them as the individuals they are. A strong work ethic has been instilled in the children meaning they can achieve their potential both now and in the future. I particularly like the wide range of pupils at the school both in terms of background and academic ability. All the children are encouraged to strive for what they want to achieve be it sporting, musical or dramatic prowess and university, military or other careers. In short, I would have no hesitation in recommending a West Buckland education.

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Upcoming Open Days & Events

Early Years Open Morning

Friday 8th March, 10:00am

To register your child, please click here


Year 7 Entrance Assessment Date:

9th March 2019

To register your child for the assessment date, please click here

Good Schools Guide 2017

"A gem of a school in an exceptional location"

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Forthcoming Events

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Spanish Trip to Murcia Returns

21 February @ 15:30 -

History Trip to Berlin & Krakow returns

23 February @ 01:30 -

Ski Trip returns

23 February @ 18:00 -

Our Fabulous Campus

In Form 2018

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