Football Team Make School…

23 Feb 2017

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

Molly Makes Devon Squad

20 Feb 2017

Year 11 student, Molly Down was part of a winning formula, when the Devon Academy... 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

U15s End Season on a…

09 Feb 2017

The U15 girls’ hockey team ended their season on a... 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

  • 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

  • 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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Youth Speaks: North Devon Final, Grosvenor Church

25/02/2017 @ All Day -

Full Governing Body Meeting

25/02/2017 @ 09:00 -

Hockey (B) U11 A&B VII, U10 A&B VII v Taunton School

25/02/2017 @ 09:00 -

In Form 2016

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