Record Number of Students…

07 Dec 2017

Students in the Prep and Senior school displayed an extraordinary variety of performing arts skills... Read more

School Joins Parish for…

06 Dec 2017

    Last Sunday we enjoyed the annual joint Advent Service with members of the school, together... Read more

Record Number of Stu…

07 Dec 2017

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

School Joins Parish …

06 Dec 2017

    Last Sunday we enjoyed the annual joint Advent Service with... Read more

Stunning Christmas C…

05 Dec 2017

The West Buckland Foundation had a very difficult job picking... Read more

Poetry and Puns with…

01 Dec 2017

  Once again, we were delighted to welcome World Slam Poetry... 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

  • Debbie and Philip Loat (2006 – present) Prep and Senior School

    Our three boys have all attended West Buckland School from the age of 10. We have been impressed with the way the school challenges and inspires its pupils to high levels of achievement, sometimes stretching them to try things they did not realise they could do. At the same time, we have always found the staff to be caring and helpful. The academic achievements at the school are impressive, and we feel confident that our boys have been supported and encouraged to attain the very best grades they are capable of, both academically and musically. The school ethos allows each pupil to retain his or her individuality, but at the same time, the children learn the importance of teamwork and shared enterprise. By the end of the sixth form, it is a delight to see how the pupils have matured into articulate, confident and outgoing young adults, ready to cope with whatever the future holds. Thank you West Buckland School.

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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 Carol Service Rehearsal

11 December @ 09:30 -
Memorial Hall

Years 7&8 Junior Life Saving (block 1) at WBS

11 December @ 15:45 -

Year 7 & 8 Indoor Climbing

11 December @ 15:45 - 19:00

Our Fabulous Campus

In Form 2017

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