New Prep School Headmaster

17 Nov 2017

The Governors of West Buckland are delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Nick Robinson... Read more

U16 Netball Team Through…

16 Nov 2017

The U16 Netball squad are North Devon champions after winning the area round of the... Read more

New Prep School Head…

17 Nov 2017

The Governors of West Buckland are delighted to announce the... Read more

U16 Netball Team Thr…

16 Nov 2017

The U16 Netball squad are North Devon champions after winning... Read more

My Life in the Natio…

14 Nov 2017

Year 9 Persephone Allaway successfully auditioned for the National Children's... Read more

Samaritans' Purse Sh…

13 Nov 2017

Nearly 100 Christmas Boxes have donated by Years 7 and... 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

  • Emma – Year 9

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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

  • Sussie and Malcolm Podmore (2001 – present) Prep and Senior School

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    From 2001 and up to 2017 West Buckland Prep and Senior School have provided very happy, positive, all-round educational experiences for all three of our children. Although each of them is so different, West Buckland has provided a variety of opportunities to match their wide ranging needs in sport, music, art, drama, languages and many extracurricular activities, such as the Duke of Edinburgh scheme and a recent trip to New York.

    The children were fortunate to have been at the school at the right time to benefit from the new sports hall, 150 building and, now, the sixth form boarding house.

    The quality of pastoral care throughout has been routinely high and has helped Freddie, Arabella and Millie to become independent, balanced individuals equipped to embark on their lives beyond school.

     

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Entrance Assessment and Scholarship Dates

11+ and 13+ Entrance and Academic Scholarship Assessments, Saturday 20th January 2018
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Good Schools Guide 2017

"A gem of a school in an exceptional location"

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Forthcoming Events

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Rugby U12B Development day (return 14:25)

17 November @ 09:00 -
Torrington

Rugby Union: U12 B Development Day V Boys-U12A

17 November @ 10:00 -
Bideford College (Away)

Chapel Choir

17 November @ 16:30 -

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In Form 2017

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