A Busy Week for…

19 Apr 2018

It has been an extremely busy week for the Outdoor Learning department with  19 Year... Read more

Kian Selected for Canada…

16 Apr 2018

Year 12 Kian Hayles-Cotton has been selected for the RCAC Leadership and Challenge Course in... Read more

A Busy Week for Outd…

19 Apr 2018

It has been an extremely busy week for the Outdoor... Read more

Kian Selected for Ca…

16 Apr 2018

Year 12 Kian Hayles-Cotton has been selected for the RCAC... Read more

Snow, Sun and a Lot …

10 Apr 2018

Students from Years 8 ato 10 enjoyed plentiful snow and... Read more

U11 Hockey Boys Rise…

29 Mar 2018

Well done to the U11 boys who played some fantastic... 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

  • Isobel - Year 11

    Isobel Skinner profile

    I joined West Buckland in Year 5 and have always enjoyed it here.  I really like the opportunities that West Buckland provides.  I am involved in hockey, netball, tennis, music and drama.  The facilities are fantastic and the staff are really helpful.  Our netball team got to regionals last year and that was an amazing experience, it was only down to the hard work of the staff and my teammates that we actually got to go to Truro to play.  I am really grateful to be part of such a nice school community and to have all the friends that I do.

    West Buckland has allowed me to face my fears and come out of my comfort zone, and this has taught me a lot of valuable lessons for the future.  I enjoy the extra-curricular activities and trips that West Buckland and its hard working staff have organised.  It makes me proud to be part of this school and be able to be involved in what I consider to be a very busy and dedicated school.

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Parent Testimonials

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

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    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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Upcoming Open Days

Open Day: Monday 7th May, from 10.00am

For more information and to register for the event, please 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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Year 10/11 Student Voice Meeting

20 April @ 08:50 -
Downward Room

Tarka Tennis Workshop

20 April @ 13:15 -

Tennis (B & G) Senior Mixed House Competition

20 April @ 16:30 -

Our Fabulous Campus

In Form 2017

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