Charities Committee Raise Thousands For Local Cause

Charities Committee Raise Thousands…

03 Jul 2018

Our Charities Committee, run by Sixth Form students, have raised £8,318.81 for their nominated charity... Read more

The Grenville Win House Shield

The Grenville Win House…

02 Jul 2018

This year saw Grenville Blue win the Southcomb Shield for a fifth consecutive year. Students... Read more

Charities Committee Raise Thousands For Local Cause

Charities Committee …

03 Jul 2018

Our Charities Committee, run by Sixth Form students, have raised... Read more

The Grenville Win House Shield

The Grenville Win Ho…

02 Jul 2018

This year saw Grenville Blue win the Southcomb Shield for... Read more

De Animals Are Comin'!

De Animals Are Comin…

29 Jun 2018

Pupils from the Prep School put on an excellent Summer... Read more

Mr Clarke Teaches Final Lesson

Mr Clarke Teaches Fi…

29 Jun 2018

After 40 years at West Buckland, Mr Bob Clarke taught... 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

  • Reuben - Year 9

    Reuben Windley profile

    My name is Reuben and I am in Year 9. I have been at West Buckland School since I was four years old. 

    What I love about this school is how busy it keeps me! There is so much to do and so many opportunities to try new things. I am a keen sportsman and musician but I also love playing chess and singing in the Junior Boys Choir. I can do all of these things here at school because of the great facilities and enthusiastic and dedicated teachers. Doing all this means I get to meet lots of people of different nationalities and ages and learn many positive things from these experiences.

    As I progress through school I look forward to the challenges that the Outdoor Adventure Department offers and hope to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and The Ten Tors Challenge. I know I am very lucky to be studying here.

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Parent Testimonials

  • Carol and Tim Baker (2011- present) Senior School

    When we decided to move to North Devon from Jersey in 2011, we did not expect to find such a wonderful school in the area. West Buckland School has provided our three children, all with different interests ranging from Art, Drama, Music, Sport and Equestrian, with the ability to fully develop their interests as well as achieving very impressive academic results. I think the school has provided everything our children needed, and where it wasn't available initially, have been flexible and accommodated them with good grace. The school has a sense of fun in a responsible environment. There is an atmosphere of community and respect for other people.

    In summary, we think the school is a hidden gem, in a stunning location, and we like the kind of people West Buckland turns out – well-rounded, respecting others and confident.

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Good Schools Guide 2017

"A gem of a school in an exceptional location"

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