Fantastic Sporting Achievements

Fantastic Sporting Achievements

21 Sep 2018

OWBA Henry, has progressed in football having been signed for Notts County Academy. Henry has... Read more

Summer Successes

Summer Successes

14 Sep 2018

There were some great successes over the summer break. Following a gruelling selection process, Year 9... Read more

Fantastic Sporting Achievements

Fantastic Sporting A…

21 Sep 2018

OWBA Henry, has progressed in football having been signed for... Read more

Summer Successes

Summer Successes

14 Sep 2018

There were some great successes over the summer break. Following a... Read more

Students, Staff and Friends Help Clean-Up Croyde

Students, Staff and …

12 Sep 2018

West Buckland students, staff and friends took part in a... Read more

Great Start to Rugby Season

Great Start to Rugby…

03 Sep 2018

The rugby season got off to a cracking start this... 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


    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

  • Eleanor and Sean Davies (2007 – present) Senior School


    We chose West Buckland for our children as we felt that it offered exactly the right balance of formality and friendliness, which was evident from our very first visit; we just knew that the School “felt right” for us and our children.

    It was important to us that the School we chose was able to demonstrate academic success, but, much more than that, it needed to be somewhere that our children could thrive, grow, and feel supported at every stage of their school lives; West Buckland has certainly fulfilled (and even exceeded) our expectations.

    Amy and Jake have both fully embraced all that the School has to offer, academically and in terms of the huge range of extracurricular opportunities. They have enjoyed participating in music, musical theatre and sport, and with the excellent facilities available for Sixth Form Boarding, West Buckland has given them an excellent all-round experience.

    Importantly for us as parents, we know that they have both been very happy at the School and made some genuine and lasting friendships here. We will be sad to leave West Buckland School behind, but it has certainly given our children the confidence and self-reliance to look forward to the next chapter in their lives.

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Upcoming Open Days

Activity and Open Day: Saturday 29th September, from 09:30 am

Sixth Form Open Evening 10th October, 5:45 pm

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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Rugby Union: 1st XV V The Woodroffe School

24 September @ 00:00 -

Rugby Union: Boys-U14A V Holsworthy Community College

24 September @ 16:00 -
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Appledore Book Festival Talk (4 A Level History Students) (return 15:00)

25 September @ 12:00 -

Our Fabulous Campus

In Form 2017

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