Students Achieve Gold in…

22 Mar 2017

Seven West Buckland School students have gained very impressive gold awards in the recent UKMT... Read more

Sixth Form Fund Raising…

20 Mar 2017

Members of the Sixth Form have been extremely busy in recent days with fund raising... Read more

Students Achieve Gol…

22 Mar 2017

Seven West Buckland School students have gained very impressive gold... Read more

Sixth Form Fund Rais…

20 Mar 2017

Members of the Sixth Form have been extremely busy in... Read more

New governor announc…

17 Mar 2017

The governors of West Buckland School are pleased to announce... Read more

Evening Tennis and T…

17 Mar 2017

Year 13 Emma Cobby has been playing County level tennis... Read more

Welcome to West Buckland

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

  • Hilary - Year 10


    I am in Year 10 and I came here two years ago from Hong Kong. I really enjoy all the programmes and classes here, the school does a lot of interesting subjects and the teachers make it fun and knowledgeable.

    If I finish my lessons, I will go and find my friends and play ball games together. At school I am in the netball team and the hockey team and play volleyball regularly. I’m glad that I am in the sports teams as I get to meet different people and learn new skills. I really enjoy being here at the school and especially the sport!

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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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Forthcoming Open Events

Open Day – Monday 1st May 2017 10.00am
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Our Fabulous Campus

Forthcoming Events

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Exmoor Day

23/03/2017 @ All Day -

Year 11-13 Senior Sports’ Dinner at Pier House, Westward Ho!

23/03/2017 @ 19:00 -

OWBA Murder Mystery Party, Poltimore Arms, Yarde Down

23/03/2017 @ 19:30 -

In Form 2016

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