Mary's Art Leads to…

19 Jan 2018

There has been a flurry of really good Univerity offers coming in for our Year... Read more

Plastic Waste - the…

18 Jan 2018

Former pupil, Josh Beech, this week told our Sixth Form STEM group that five trillion... Read more

Mary's Art Leads to …

19 Jan 2018

There has been a flurry of really good Univerity offers... Read more

Plastic Waste - the …

18 Jan 2018

Former pupil, Josh Beech, this week told our Sixth Form... Read more

A good start to the …

17 Jan 2018

There was a very encouraging start to the boys' hockey... Read more

Creativity and Scien…

11 Jan 2018

Year 9 Biology students were at their creative best, producing... 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

  • Emma – Year 9

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    I joined West-Buckland in year 5 and made friends straight away, all the people were really friendly and I instantly felt as if I fitted in. I enjoy my lessons particularly Biology, Chemistry and French, the teachers are really enthusiastic. I play the violin in the Junior String Orchestra which is great fun because we get to play concerts and we all get on really well. I also enjoy sport, particularly netball and rounders.

    The school offers lots of opportunities to try lots of different activities so you can find what you like and what you're good at. I hope to stay at West-Buckland until I'm 18.

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Parent Testimonials

  • Carol and Tim Baker (2011- present) Senior School

    When we decided to move to North Devon from Jersey in 2011, we did not expect to find such a wonderful school in the area. West Buckland School has provided our three children, all with different interests ranging from Art, Drama, Music, Sport and Equestrian, with the ability to fully develop their interests as well as achieving very impressive academic results. I think the school has provided everything our children needed, and where it wasn't available initially, have been flexible and accommodated them with good grace. The school has a sense of fun in a responsible environment. There is an atmosphere of community and respect for other people.

    In summary, we think the school is a hidden gem, in a stunning location, and we like the kind of people West Buckland turns out – well-rounded, respecting others and confident.

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Entrance Assessment and Scholarship Dates

11+ and 13+ Entrance and Academic Scholarship Assessments, Saturday 20th January 2018
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For information on all our Entrance and Scholarship Assessments, 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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Years 7&8 Indoor Climbing Block 3 (rtn 18:00)

22 January @ 15:45 -

Guys & Dolls Rehearsal (to 19:15)

22 January @ 17:00 -

CCF visit to TA centre in Barnstaple (return 1700)

23 January @ 15:00 -

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In Form 2017

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