School Welcomes Award-Winning Poet

27 Feb 2017

We are delighted that Harry Baker, award winning poet, recent TED talker and occasional rapper... Read more

Football Team Make School…

23 Feb 2017

A little bit of West Buckland history was made yesterday with the playing of the... Read more

School Welcomes Awar…

27 Feb 2017

We are delighted that Harry Baker, award winning poet, recent... Read more

Football Team Make S…

23 Feb 2017

A little bit of West Buckland history was made yesterday... Read more

Molly Makes Devon Sq…

20 Feb 2017

Year 11 student, Molly Down was part of a winning... Read more

School Plays Host fo…

10 Feb 2017

The final race of the Gliddon & Squire cross-country series... 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

  • Reuben - Year 8

    Reuben Windley profile

    My name is Reuben and I am in Year 8. I have been at West Buckland School since I was four years old. 

    What I love about this school is how busy it keeps me! There is so much to do and so many opportunities to try new things. I am a keen sportsman and musician but I also love playing chess and singing in the Junior Boys Choir. I can do all of these things here at school because of the great facilities and enthusiastic and dedicated teachers. Doing all this means I get to meet lots of people of different nationalities and ages and learn many positive things from these experiences.

    As I progress through school I look forward to the challenges that the Outdoor Adventure Department offers and hope to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and The Ten Tors Challenge. I know I am very lucky to be studying here.

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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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Grades (All Years)

27/02/2017 @ All Day -

Informal Concert

27/02/2017 @ 13:15 -
Recital Room

Netball U14 B/C v Kingsley School U15B

27/02/2017 @ 14:45 -

In Form 2016

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