Year 11 Celebrations

Year 11 Celebrations

15 Jun 2018

The Year 11 students celebrated the end of what has been an intense period of... Read more

School Hosts Carnegie Shadowing Event

School Hosts Carnegie Shadowing…

13 Jun 2018

The school hosted the Carnegie Book Award Shadowing Event in the 150 theatre yesterday, where... Read more

Year 11 Celebrations

Year 11 Celebrations

15 Jun 2018

The Year 11 students celebrated the end of what has... Read more

School Hosts Carnegie Shadowing Event

School Hosts Carnegi…

13 Jun 2018

The school hosted the Carnegie Book Award Shadowing Event in... Read more

A Fun Experience In Gredos

A Fun Experience In …

12 Jun 2018

During half term week, students from Years 7 - 9... Read more

The Royal Cornwall Show

The Royal Cornwall S…

11 Jun 2018

The school had a brilliant three days at the Royal... 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

  • 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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Year 9 CCF Field Exercise (Girls) (return 16:00)

18 June @ 09:00 -

Year 8 Geography Field Trip, Exmoor (return 17:00)

18 June @ 09:00 -

Vanguard Drama Examinations (all day) Clubroom

18 June @ 09:15 -

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In Form 2017

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