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

  • Tom – Year 13


    I am currently studying Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology in Year 13. I have been in the school since Year 4, and in that time I feel that West Buckland has enabled me to meet a wide range of people or different nationalities and make some really good, life-long friends.

    Whilst there is a lot of work, the teachers give me the support I need, when I need it. I am a boarder, currently living in Parker’s, the new sixth form house – it has a very good atmosphere both during the day and also after school, with the right combination of working and interacting, making it a very productive and enjoyable place to live. The house parents are also very kind, hardworking and helpful, but at the same time treat people with respect. Boarding is definitely something that I would recommend as it helps you to become a more independent, resourceful individual.

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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

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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