Schools Welcomed for Enrichment…

21 Sep 2017

Around 100 students from local secondary schools joined us for an enrichment day where they... Read more

West Buckland Hosts Annual…

19 Sep 2017

We were delighted to host the annual U11 rugby tournament, which included six schools from... Read more

Schools Welcomed for…

21 Sep 2017

Around 100 students from local secondary schools joined us for... Read more

West Buckland Hosts …

19 Sep 2017

We were delighted to host the annual U11 rugby tournament... Read more

Kelsie Off to Korea …

15 Sep 2017

Sixth Former Kelsie Cooling will be heading off to Seoul... Read more

Riding Team Jump to …

13 Sep 2017

A team of young riders from West Buckland School have... 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


    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

  • Angela Bradshaw (2007 – present) Prep and Senior School


    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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Forthcoming Open Events

Activity and Open Day, Saturday 30th September, 9.30am
Sixth Form Open Evening, Wednesday 11th October, 5:45pm
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Forthcoming Events

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Year 11 Careers Interviews

04 September @ All Day -

Cross Country: Gliddon & Squire at Kingsley

24 September @ 10:00 -

Year 7 Boarding Experience: Fortescue

25 September @ All Day -

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In Form 2017

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