Vanguard Honours Rubber Stamp…

18 Jul 2017

West Buckland has a long and enviable tradition of excellence in drama and this was... Read more

Gold D of E…

14 Jul 2017

Our Gold Duke of Edinburgh students have returned safe, well and successful after their expedition... Read more

Vanguard Honours Rub…

18 Jul 2017

West Buckland has a long and enviable tradition of excellence... Read more

Gold D of E Students…

14 Jul 2017

Our Gold Duke of Edinburgh students have returned safe, well... Read more

U15 and U13 Tennis T…

06 Jul 2017

  Our U15 and U13 girls and boys tennis teams have... Read more

Charities Committee …

05 Jul 2017

Our Sixth Form Charities Committee have been celebrating breaking 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

  • Emma – Year 8

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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

  • Jeff & Lucy Lancaster (2005-2015) Prep and Senior School


    Our first impression of West Buckland School in 2005 was of a slightly austere establishment in the beautiful countryside of North Devon and yet underneath lay a genuinely friendly and caring school with a total commitment to their children. The campus has evolved with outstanding modern facilities that our three children have thoroughly enjoyed, but there has always been this underlying foundation based on personalised child welfare and development. Our children grasped every opportunity available to them and in return grew in self-confidence: Ten Tors, sport and more sport, the Exmoor Run, drama, music, leadership roles, friends and academic achievements which enabled them to go to top universities. Most of all though, they have emerged as grounded, socially aware and respectful individuals with a positive self-assurance, and although we can take credit as parents, we are indebted to the care and guidance from the teachers at West Buckland.

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Forthcoming Open Events

Activity and Open Day, Saturday 30th September, 9.30am
Sixth Form Open Evening, Wednesday 11th October, 6pm
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Our Fabulous Campus

Forthcoming Events

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Pre-season rugby tour to Stratford departs (return Sun 27th )

25/08/2017 @ All Day -

Term begins

30/08/2017 @ 08:40 -

Half Term begins

13/10/2017 @ 16:30 -

In Form 2016

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