Football Team Make School…

23 Feb 2017

A little bit of West Buckland history was made yesterday with the playing of the... Read more

Molly Makes Devon Squad

20 Feb 2017

Year 11 student, Molly Down was part of a winning formula, when the Devon Academy... Read more

Football Team Make S…

23 Feb 2017

A little bit of West Buckland history was made yesterday... Read more

Molly Makes Devon Sq…

20 Feb 2017

Year 11 student, Molly Down was part of a winning... Read more

School Plays Host fo…

10 Feb 2017

The final race of the Gliddon & Squire cross-country series... Read more

U15s End Season on a…

09 Feb 2017

The U15 girls’ hockey team ended their season on a... Read more

Welcome to West Buckland

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

  • Hilary - Year 10


    I am in Year 10 and I came here two years ago from Hong Kong. I really enjoy all the programmes and classes here, the school does a lot of interesting subjects and the teachers make it fun and knowledgeable.

    If I finish my lessons, I will go and find my friends and play ball games together. At school I am in the netball team and the hockey team and play volleyball regularly. I’m glad that I am in the sports teams as I get to meet different people and learn new skills. I really enjoy being here at the school and especially the sport!

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Parent Testimonials

  • Sussie and Malcolm Podmore (2001 – present) Prep and Senior School


    From 2001 and up to 2017 West Buckland Prep and Senior School have provided very happy, positive, all-round educational experiences for all three of our children. Although each of them is so different, West Buckland has provided a variety of opportunities to match their wide ranging needs in sport, music, art, drama, languages and many extracurricular activities, such as the Duke of Edinburgh scheme and a recent trip to New York.

    The children were fortunate to have been at the school at the right time to benefit from the new sports hall, 150 building and, now, the sixth form boarding house.

    The quality of pastoral care throughout has been routinely high and has helped Freddie, Arabella and Millie to become independent, balanced individuals equipped to embark on their lives beyond school.


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Forthcoming Open Events

Open Day – Monday 1st May 2017 10.00am
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Our Fabulous Campus

Forthcoming Events

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Boarders’ Activity: Fishing

26/02/2017 @ All Day -

Years 7-9 Spanish Oral Examinations

26/02/2017 @ All Day -

Gymnastics: SW Schools Floor & Vault Competition, Kingsley Sch

26/02/2017 @ 08:00 -

In Form 2016

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