Prep 6 Sing Their…

18 May 2018

 We were visited yesterday at the Devon County Show ground by Prep 6, who performed... Read more

WBS To Host Exeter…

15 May 2018

On Tuesday 29 May, West Buckland School will be hosting an Exeter Chiefs rugby camp... Read more

Prep 6 Sing Their He…

18 May 2018

 We were visited yesterday at the Devon County Show ground... Read more

WBS To Host Exeter C…

15 May 2018

On Tuesday 29 May, West Buckland School will be hosting... Read more

Students Cross The T…

15 May 2018

A great achievement for students that took part in and... Read more

Sir Patrick Moore Me…

14 May 2018

West Buckland School, in coordination with the North Devon Astronomical... 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.

Student Profiles

  • Mikhail – Year 11 - Russia


    Hello. My name is Mikhail Grishchenko, I am from Russia. I have started studying in this school since Easter holidays in Year 8 and now I am in Year 11. I am enjoying my time here and I have got many friends. I am enjoying the boarding community and it made me a much more responsible person. Here, unlike Russian schools, I have an opportunity to choose subjects which are interesting for me and might be connected with my future higher education. In my A-Levels (in the twelfth and thirteenth class), I plan to study chemistry, biology and physics.

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Parent Testimonials

  • Jeff & Lucy Lancaster (2005-2015) Prep and Senior School


    Our first impression of West Buckland School in 2005 was of a slightly austere establishment in the beautiful countryside of North Devon and yet underneath lay a genuinely friendly and caring school with a total commitment to their children. The campus has evolved with outstanding modern facilities that our three children have thoroughly enjoyed, but there has always been this underlying foundation based on personalised child welfare and development. Our children grasped every opportunity available to them and in return grew in self-confidence: Ten Tors, sport and more sport, the Exmoor Run, drama, music, leadership roles, friends and academic achievements which enabled them to go to top universities. Most of all though, they have emerged as grounded, socially aware and respectful individuals with a positive self-assurance, and although we can take credit as parents, we are indebted to the care and guidance from the teachers at West Buckland.

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Good Schools Guide 2017

"A gem of a school in an exceptional location"

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Forthcoming Events

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Cricket: Boys-U13A V Okehampton College

21 May @ 15:15 -

Year 13 A2 Examination: History Paper 32

22 May @ 09:00 -

Rounders: Trinity Teignmouth V Girls-U10A

22 May @ 13:00 -

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In Form 2017

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