Great Spirit And Determination From Prep Tennis Players

Great Spirit And Determination…

26 Sep 2018

Congratulations to our Prep 2 tennis teams who competed in the North Devon Schools' Winter... Read more

Year 8 Meet Ranger Russ and Co.

Year 8 Meet Ranger…

25 Sep 2018

Ranger Russ came to visit a Year 8 group with a collection of his animals... Read more

Great Spirit And Determination From Prep Tennis Players

Great Spirit And Det…

26 Sep 2018

Congratulations to our Prep 2 tennis teams who competed in... Read more

Year 8 Meet Ranger Russ and Co.

Year 8 Meet Ranger R…

25 Sep 2018

Ranger Russ came to visit a Year 8 group with... Read more

Year 12 Creativity Shines Through

Year 12 Creativity S…

24 Sep 2018

Our Year 12 students had to draw on all their... Read more

Fantastic Sporting Achievements

Fantastic Sporting A…

21 Sep 2018

OWBA Henry, has progressed in football having been signed for... 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 11 - 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 11. 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

  • 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

Activity and Open Day: Saturday 29th September, from 09:30 am

Sixth Form Open Evening 10th October, 5:45 pm

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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Appledore Book Festival Talk (4 A Level Students) (return 16:00)

26 September @ 13:00 -

Hockey: Girls-U16A V tbc

26 September @ 14:15 -
Reception (Home)

Appledore Book Festival Talk (4 A Level Psychology Students) (return 16:00)

27 September @ 13:00 -

Our Fabulous Campus

In Form 2017

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