Road To Wimbledon

Road To Wimbledon

24 May 2018

Thirty pupils from Years 7 to 9 took part in the National U14 Road to... Read more

Enthralling Seminar With Professor Robert Winston

Enthralling Seminar With Professor…

23 May 2018

Year 12 biology students were treated to a seminar with internationally renowned British Professor, Robert... Read more

Road To Wimbledon

Road To Wimbledon

24 May 2018

Thirty pupils from Years 7 to 9 took part in... Read more

Enthralling Seminar With Professor Robert Winston

Enthralling Seminar …

23 May 2018

Year 12 biology students were treated to a seminar with... Read more

Prep School Pupils Excel In Tennis Tournament

Prep School Pupils E…

22 May 2018

West Buckland School’s strength in tennis was on display last... Read more

Students Busk to Raise Funds For Charity

Students Busk to Rai…

21 May 2018

A brilliant effort from students who raised just over £160... 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

  • Angela Bradshaw (2007 – present) Prep and Senior School

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    Our children have been at West Buckland School from the prep years right through to the sixth form. The school has a cheerful atmosphere and attends to the needs and aspirations of each child treating them as the individuals they are. A strong work ethic has been instilled in the children meaning they can achieve their potential both now and in the future. I particularly like the wide range of pupils at the school both in terms of background and academic ability. All the children are encouraged to strive for what they want to achieve be it sporting, musical or dramatic prowess and university, military or other careers. In short, I would have no hesitation in recommending a West Buckland education.

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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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Reception and Nursery Bear Hunt

25 May @ 09:30 -

Cricket: Boys-U13A V Cathedral School, Llandaff

25 May @ 14:00 -
Main School (Home)

Half Term begins

25 May @ 16:30 -

Our Fabulous Campus

In Form 2017

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