U13 Hockey Team Narrowly…

22 Nov 2017

The U13 girls’ hockey squad played really well in this week’s In2Hockey county finals held... Read more

Charity Calendar on Sale…

21 Nov 2017

The Sixth Form Charities Committee are delighted to announce that their 2018 calendars will be... Read more

U13 Hockey Team Narr…

22 Nov 2017

The U13 girls’ hockey squad played really well in this... Read more

Charity Calendar on …

21 Nov 2017

The Sixth Form Charities Committee are delighted to announce that... Read more

New Prep School Head…

17 Nov 2017

The Governors of West Buckland are delighted to announce the... Read more

U16 Netball Team Thr…

16 Nov 2017

The U16 Netball squad are North Devon champions after winning... 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

  • Reuben - Year 9

    Reuben Windley profile

    My name is Reuben and I am in Year 9. I have been at West Buckland School since I was four years old. 

    What I love about this school is how busy it keeps me! There is so much to do and so many opportunities to try new things. I am a keen sportsman and musician but I also love playing chess and singing in the Junior Boys Choir. I can do all of these things here at school because of the great facilities and enthusiastic and dedicated teachers. Doing all this means I get to meet lots of people of different nationalities and ages and learn many positive things from these experiences.

    As I progress through school I look forward to the challenges that the Outdoor Adventure Department offers and hope to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and The Ten Tors Challenge. I know I am very lucky to be studying here.

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Parent Testimonials

  • Jeff & Lucy Lancaster (2005-2015) Prep and Senior School


    Our first impression of West Buckland School in 2005 was of a slightly austere establishment in the beautiful countryside of North Devon and yet underneath lay a genuinely friendly and caring school with a total commitment to their children. The campus has evolved with outstanding modern facilities that our three children have thoroughly enjoyed, but there has always been this underlying foundation based on personalised child welfare and development. Our children grasped every opportunity available to them and in return grew in self-confidence: Ten Tors, sport and more sport, the Exmoor Run, drama, music, leadership roles, friends and academic achievements which enabled them to go to top universities. Most of all though, they have emerged as grounded, socially aware and respectful individuals with a positive self-assurance, and although we can take credit as parents, we are indebted to the care and guidance from the teachers at West Buckland.

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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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Good Schools Guide 2017

"A gem of a school in an exceptional location"

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Forthcoming Events

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Years 10-13 Leeds College of Music Jazz Day

22 November @ 12:15 -

Hockey: South Dartmoor Community College V Boys-U16A

22 November @ 14:00 -
Main School (Away)

Football: 1st XI V Kingsley School

22 November @ 14:30 -
Main School (Home)

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In Form 2017

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