Mozart Requiem at Exeter…

25 Apr 2018

We are delighted to announce that tickets for our spectacular production of Mozart's Requiem, at... Read more

Sixth Form Cooking Demo…

24 Apr 2018

Members of the Sixth Form were extremely 'hands on' with some survival cooking instruction and... Read more

Mozart Requiem at Ex…

25 Apr 2018

We are delighted to announce that tickets for our spectacular... Read more

Sixth Form Cooking D…

24 Apr 2018

Members of the Sixth Form were extremely 'hands on' with... Read more

A Busy Week for Outd…

19 Apr 2018

It has been an extremely busy week for the Outdoor... Read more

Kian Selected for Ca…

16 Apr 2018

Year 12 Kian Hayles-Cotton has been selected for the RCAC... 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

  • Isobel - Year 11

    Isobel Skinner profile

    I joined West Buckland in Year 5 and have always enjoyed it here.  I really like the opportunities that West Buckland provides.  I am involved in hockey, netball, tennis, music and drama.  The facilities are fantastic and the staff are really helpful.  Our netball team got to regionals last year and that was an amazing experience, it was only down to the hard work of the staff and my teammates that we actually got to go to Truro to play.  I am really grateful to be part of such a nice school community and to have all the friends that I do.

    West Buckland has allowed me to face my fears and come out of my comfort zone, and this has taught me a lot of valuable lessons for the future.  I enjoy the extra-curricular activities and trips that West Buckland and its hard working staff have organised.  It makes me proud to be part of this school and be able to be involved in what I consider to be a very busy and dedicated school.

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Parent Testimonials

  • Jeff & Lucy Lancaster (2005-2015) Prep and Senior School

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    Our first impression of West Buckland School in 2005 was of a slightly austere establishment in the beautiful countryside of North Devon and yet underneath lay a genuinely friendly and caring school with a total commitment to their children. The campus has evolved with outstanding modern facilities that our three children have thoroughly enjoyed, but there has always been this underlying foundation based on personalised child welfare and development. Our children grasped every opportunity available to them and in return grew in self-confidence: Ten Tors, sport and more sport, the Exmoor Run, drama, music, leadership roles, friends and academic achievements which enabled them to go to top universities. Most of all though, they have emerged as grounded, socially aware and respectful individuals with a positive self-assurance, and although we can take credit as parents, we are indebted to the care and guidance from the teachers at West Buckland.

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Upcoming Open Days

Open Day: Monday 7th May, from 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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Years 11 & 13 Exam Procedure Talk for International Students

26 April @ 08:50 -
Memorial Hall

GCSE French Speaking Examinations (am only)

26 April @ 09:00 -

Year 12 Academic Enrichment and HE Day

26 April @ 09:00 -

Our Fabulous Campus

In Form 2017

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