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-levels:

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

GCSE:

  • 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

  • Ben – Year 10

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    I joined West Buckland School in Year 2, and have enjoyed every year since then. It has definitely given me the courage to expand my ideas and dreams and discover the potential in me. For me, school is a great opportunity to meet new people, become good at something and even find out what you’re not so good at!

    I never thought West Buckland would be such a wonderful place to learn. After lessons end, I always look forward to the next activity. Whether its playing rugby in the pouring rain, playing my clarinet with a band or perfecting my dive in the pool. I have been lucky enough to play in school matches, which is a great experience and a privilege to be able to support our teams. With music, I’ve found an instrument I want to play and have reached Grade 5. I have also been able to go to Belgium with the music department where I had the opportunity to play music in public, abroad for the first time!

    At the moment I enjoy everything about this school and hope to broaden my interests further in the future. Whether it’s art, academic or sports related, I will always be helped by the school. In older years, I am looking forward for DofE, getting better at my sport, excelling in music, and maybe even be a boarder.

    I have definitely been drawn to West Buckland life. I am really thankful to everyone within our community.

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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 & 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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Boarders depart

16 February @ TBC -

Spanish Trip to Murcia departs

16 February @ 02:15 -

Ski Trip departs

16 February @ 14:30 -

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In Form 2018

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