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

  • Mikhail – Year 11 - Russia

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    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

  • 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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Good Schools Guide 2017

"A gem of a school in an exceptional location"

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In Form 2017

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