U13s Unbeaten Record Continues

22 Feb 2018

Our U13 rugby team's unbeaten record this season remained in tact after yesterday's exciting North... Read more

James' 'Awesome' Tour in…

20 Feb 2018

Year 10 James Tyson has just returned from South Africa where he has been on... Read more

U13s Unbeaten Record…

22 Feb 2018

Our U13 rugby team's unbeaten record this season remained in... Read more

James' 'Awesome' Tou…

20 Feb 2018

Year 10 James Tyson has just returned from South Africa... Read more

Young Writers to Get…

14 Feb 2018

Young members of our creative writing club are to get... Read more

Plastic Free Initiat…

09 Feb 2018

West Buckland has taken its first steps on the road... 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

  • Georgina – Year 13


    I joined West Buckland in Year 5, and am now in Year 13, currently studying for my A-levels. I love everybody here, teachers and students alike. The teachers provide a lot of support and all the students here are lovely and I have made some amazing friends.

    I feel that the teachers are really helping me to reach my academic potential not just in the lessons, but in the other activities they organise such as careers lunches, Hippocratic society and mock interviews.

    I really enjoy sport - the facilities and coaches are great and the training sessions are enjoyable. I really feel my sporting aptitude has improved as a result.

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Parent Testimonials

  • Debbie and Philip Loat (2006 – present) Prep and Senior School

    Our three boys have all attended West Buckland School from the age of 10. We have been impressed with the way the school challenges and inspires its pupils to high levels of achievement, sometimes stretching them to try things they did not realise they could do. At the same time, we have always found the staff to be caring and helpful. The academic achievements at the school are impressive, and we feel confident that our boys have been supported and encouraged to attain the very best grades they are capable of, both academically and musically. The school ethos allows each pupil to retain his or her individuality, but at the same time, the children learn the importance of teamwork and shared enterprise. By the end of the sixth form, it is a delight to see how the pupils have matured into articulate, confident and outgoing young adults, ready to cope with whatever the future holds. Thank you West Buckland School.

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Upcoming Open Days

Open Day: Monday 7th May, from 10.00am

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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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Student Council Meeting

23 February @ 08:50 -
Downward Room

Hockey Sevens: IAPS V Boys-U11A

23 February @ 10:00 -
Abbots Leigh (Away)

Guys and Dolls Whole Cast Rehearsal – Queen’s Theatre

23 February @ 12:00 -

Our Fabulous Campus

In Form 2017

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