Sponsored Hour Raises Hundreds…

28 Apr 2017

West Buckland Nursery and Pre-Prep children raised a phenomenal £848.02 for the charity, Care for... Read more

An Evening of String…

27 Apr 2017

On Wednesday evening St. Peter’s Church in Bratton Fleming played host to our annual evening... Read more

Sponsored Hour Raise…

28 Apr 2017

West Buckland Nursery and Pre-Prep children raised a phenomenal £848.02... Read more

An Evening of String…

27 Apr 2017

On Wednesday evening St. Peter’s Church in Bratton Fleming played... Read more

Video Wins Top Prize

24 Apr 2017

Congratulations to Year 11 Jono Lethaby, whose video ‘Waves’ has... Read more

Expedition Groups Co…

21 Apr 2017

The Easter holidays was a very busy time for our... 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

  • Mikhail – Year 10 - Russia

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    Hello. My name is Mikhail Grishchenko, I am from Russia. I have started studying in this school since Easter holidays in Year 8 and now I am in Year 10. I am enjoying my time here and I have got many friends. I am enjoying the boarding community and it made me a much more responsible person. Here, unlike Russian schools, I have an opportunity to choose subjects which are interesting for me and might be connected with my future higher education. In my A-Levels (in the twelfth and thirteenth class), I plan to study chemistry, biology and physics.

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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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Forthcoming Open Events

Open Day – Monday 1st May 2017 10.00am
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Prep Open Morning – Tuesday 6th June 10.00am
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Our Fabulous Campus

Forthcoming Events

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Years 11-13 Exam Procedure Talk

28/04/2017 @ 08:50 -
Memorial Hall

GCSE PE Moderation

28/04/2017 @ 09:30 -
JESC

Chapel Choir

28/04/2017 @ 16:30 -

In Form 2016

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