Last Surf Of The Season

Last Surf Of The…

18 Oct 2018

Prep pupils have been delighted to take part in surfing and coasteering acitvities run by... Read more

Students Take Part In LTA Leader's Award

Students Take Part In…

17 Oct 2018

Senior students took part in a Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) Leader's Award this half term... Read more

Last Surf Of The Season

Last Surf Of The Sea…

18 Oct 2018

Prep pupils have been delighted to take part in surfing... Read more

Students Take Part In LTA Leader's Award

Students Take Part I…

17 Oct 2018

Senior students took part in a Lawn Tennis Association (LTA)... Read more

WBJ At The Two Moors Festival

WBJ At The Two Moors…

16 Oct 2018

On Saturday evening, West Buckland Jazz performed to an audience... Read more

Roald Dahl Day

Roald Dahl Day

15 Oct 2018

Prep pupils were delighted to come into school dressed as... 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.

Our students produced outstanding exam results in 2018:

A-levels:

  • A* to A: 48.4% (national average 26.4%)
  • A* to B: 78.6% (national average 51.3%)

GCSE:

  • 53.1% of all grades were passed at 9-7/A*-A
  • 23% of students achieved ALL 9-7/A*-A
  • 2 students achieved all grade 9

Student Profiles

  • Hilary - Year 11

    hilary

    I am in Year 11 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

  • 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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Upcoming Open Days

Pre-Prep Activity and Open Morning, 30th November 2018, 10:00am

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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Boarders return

28 October @ TBC -

Term resumes

29 October @ 08:40 -

18:30 Year 13 Spanish Students’ Film Night (Clubroom)

29 October @ 10:40 -

Our Fabulous Campus

In Form 2018

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