Sixth Formers Celebrate Strong…

17 Aug 2017

  Our Sixth Formers have delivered another excellent set of provisional A-level results which will see... Read more

Henry Plays Top Teams…

09 Aug 2017

It's been a busy summer for Year 9 Henry Cooper who, earlier in the year... Read more

Sixth Formers Celebr…

17 Aug 2017

  Our Sixth Formers have delivered another excellent set of provisional... Read more

Henry Plays Top Team…

09 Aug 2017

It's been a busy summer for Year 9 Henry Cooper... Read more

Vanguard Honours Rub…

18 Jul 2017

West Buckland has a long and enviable tradition of excellence... Read more

Gold D of E Students…

14 Jul 2017

Our Gold Duke of Edinburgh students have returned safe, well... 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

  • Tom – Year 13


    I am currently studying Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology in Year 13. I have been in the school since Year 4, and in that time I feel that West Buckland has enabled me to meet a wide range of people or different nationalities and make some really good, life-long friends.

    Whilst there is a lot of work, the teachers give me the support I need, when I need it. I am a boarder, currently living in Parker’s, the new sixth form house – it has a very good atmosphere both during the day and also after school, with the right combination of working and interacting, making it a very productive and enjoyable place to live. The house parents are also very kind, hardworking and helpful, but at the same time treat people with respect. Boarding is definitely something that I would recommend as it helps you to become a more independent, resourceful individual.

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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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Forthcoming Open Events

Activity and Open Day, Saturday 30th September, 9.30am
Sixth Form Open Evening, Wednesday 11th October, 6pm
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Our Fabulous Campus

Forthcoming Events

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Pre-season rugby tour to Stratford departs (return Sun 27th )

25/08/2017 @ All Day -

Term begins

30/08/2017 @ 08:40 -

Half Term begins

13/10/2017 @ 16:30 -

In Form 2017

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