Students Excel in Language…

21 Mar 2018

A team of MFL (Modern Foreign Languages) students from West Buckland took part in a... Read more

Celebration of our International…

20 Mar 2018

As part of the school's recent international week, a celebration of the sixth form's diverse nationalities... Read more

Students Excel in La…

21 Mar 2018

A team of MFL (Modern Foreign Languages) students from West... Read more

Celebration of our I…

20 Mar 2018

As part of the school's recent international week, a celebration... Read more

Ben to Perform at RC…

16 Mar 2018

Year 10 Ben Lee has been invited by the Royal... Read more

U13 Netball Teams To…

14 Mar 2018

Both the U13 A and B netball teams took the... 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

  • Ben – Year 9

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    I joined West Buckland School in Year 2, and have enjoyed every year since then. It has definitely given me the courage to expand my ideas and dreams and discover the potential in me. For me, school is a great opportunity to meet new people, become good at something and even find out what you’re not so good at!

    I never thought West Buckland would be such a wonderful place to learn. After lessons end, I always look forward to the next activity. Whether its playing rugby in the pouring rain, playing my clarinet with a band or perfecting my dive in the pool. I have been lucky enough to play in school matches, which is a great experience and a privilege to be able to support our teams. With music, I’ve found an instrument I want to play and have reached Grade 5. I have also been able to go to Belgium with the music department where I had the opportunity to play music in public, abroad for the first time!

    At the moment I enjoy everything about this school and hope to broaden my interests further in the future. Whether it’s art, academic or sports related, I will always be helped by the school. In older years, I am looking forward for DofE, getting better at my sport, excelling in music, and maybe even be a boarder.

    I have definitely been drawn to West Buckland life. I am really thankful to everyone within our community.

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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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Upcoming Open Days

Open Day: Monday 7th May, from 10.00am

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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Hockey Sevens: Boys-U11A V U11 West Regional Finals

22 March @ 09:30 -

Netball: Girls-U13A V U13 WBS Invitational Tournament

22 March @ 10:25 -
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Nursery & Toddler Group: Visiting Speaker from Exmoor Zoo

22 March @ 10:30 -

Our Fabulous Campus

In Form 2017

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