First Informal Music Concert…

13 Oct 2017

The first informal lunchtime concert of this academic year, was held yesterday in the recital... Read more

Fingers Crossed for Qualification…

12 Oct 2017

West Buckland were able to field a very strong and talented junior girls and boys... Read more

First Informal Music…

13 Oct 2017

The first informal lunchtime concert of this academic year, was... Read more

Fingers Crossed for …

12 Oct 2017

West Buckland were able to field a very strong and... Read more

Animal Welfare Award…

10 Oct 2017

We were delighted to hear the news that Dave Webb... Read more

A Day of Enrichment …

09 Oct 2017

The weather was absolutely perfect for this year’s Field Day... 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

  • Emma – Year 9

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    I joined West-Buckland in year 5 and made friends straight away, all the people were really friendly and I instantly felt as if I fitted in. I enjoy my lessons particularly Biology, Chemistry and French, the teachers are really enthusiastic. I play the violin in the Junior String Orchestra which is great fun because we get to play concerts and we all get on really well. I also enjoy sport, particularly netball and rounders.

    The school offers lots of opportunities to try lots of different activities so you can find what you like and what you're good at. I hope to stay at West-Buckland until I'm 18.

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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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Forthcoming Open Events

Sixth Form Open Evening, Wednesday 11th October, 5:45pm
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Forthcoming Events

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Boarders' return

29 October @ 16:00 -

Term resumes

30 October @ 08:40 -

Pre-Prep & Year 3 Parents' Consultation Evening

30 October @ 17:00 -

Our Fabulous Campus

In Form 2017

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