U13 Boys' Serve up…

13 Dec 2017

  Well done to Eddy Pope and Toby Watts who were crowned North Devon U13 champions... Read more

Pre-Prep Entertain With Wizards…

12 Dec 2017

The annual Pre-Prep Christmas Concert is always a highlight in the calendar and this year... Read more

U13 Boys' Serve up S…

13 Dec 2017

  Well done to Eddy Pope and Toby Watts who were... Read more

Pre-Prep Entertain W…

12 Dec 2017

The annual Pre-Prep Christmas Concert is always a highlight in... Read more

Tom is Devon Squash …

11 Dec 2017

Year 11, Tom Whiteley, finished as runner-up in last weekend’s... Read more

Record Number of Stu…

07 Dec 2017

Students in the Prep and Senior school displayed an extraordinary... 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

  • Lily - Year 10

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    I'm Lily and I started at West Buckland School in Year 7 and I am currently in Year 10.  My old school was in the city so we had to travel to the sports pitches but it is so much easier to walk to all the pitches here.

    I really like the facilities and opportunities at West Buckland. I enjoy playing hockey and swimming and we get to play in regular matches and swim in galas for the school. I am learning to play the flute, working towards my grade 3 and I am involved with the Junior Concert Band. I have just started to do CCF and Duke of Edinburgh and I am looking forward to the camping and night walks and hopefully next year the Ten Tors. The school has one big performance or musical every year and I've been lucky enough to be involved with Grease and Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.

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Parent Testimonials

  • Eleanor and Sean Davies (2007 – present) Senior School

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    We chose West Buckland for our children as we felt that it offered exactly the right balance of formality and friendliness, which was evident from our very first visit; we just knew that the School “felt right” for us and our children.

    It was important to us that the School we chose was able to demonstrate academic success, but, much more than that, it needed to be somewhere that our children could thrive, grow, and feel supported at every stage of their school lives; West Buckland has certainly fulfilled (and even exceeded) our expectations.

    Amy and Jake have both fully embraced all that the School has to offer, academically and in terms of the huge range of extracurricular opportunities. They have enjoyed participating in music, musical theatre and sport, and with the excellent facilities available for Sixth Form Boarding, West Buckland has given them an excellent all-round experience.

    Importantly for us as parents, we know that they have both been very happy at the School and made some genuine and lasting friendships here. We will be sad to leave West Buckland School behind, but it has certainly given our children the confidence and self-reliance to look forward to the next chapter in their lives.

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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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Prep School Staff INSET

15 December @ 08:30 -

Senior School Carol Service at South Molton Church

15 December @ 15:00 -

Term Ends (after Carol Service)

15 December @ 16:30 -

Our Fabulous Campus

In Form 2017

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