Sixth Formers Celebrate Strong…

17 Aug 2017

  Our Sixth Formers have delivered another excellent set of provisional A-level results which will see... Read more

Henry Plays Top Teams…

09 Aug 2017

It's been a busy summer for Year 9 Henry Cooper who, earlier in the year... Read more

Sixth Formers Celebr…

17 Aug 2017

  Our Sixth Formers have delivered another excellent set of provisional... Read more

Henry Plays Top Team…

09 Aug 2017

It's been a busy summer for Year 9 Henry Cooper... 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

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

  • Ben – Year 8

     

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    I joined West Buckland School in Year 2, and have enjoyed every year since then. It has definitely given me the courage to expand my ideas and dreams and discover the potential in me. For me, school is a great opportunity to meet new people, become good at something and even find out what you’re not so good at!

    I never thought West Buckland would be such a wonderful place to learn. After lessons end, I always look forward to the next activity. Whether its playing rugby in the pouring rain, playing my clarinet with a band or perfecting my dive in the pool. I have been lucky enough to play in school matches, which is a great experience and a privilege to be able to support our teams. With music, I’ve found an instrument I want to play and have reached Grade 5. I have also been able to go to Belgium with the music department where I had the opportunity to play music in public, abroad for the first time!

    At the moment I enjoy everything about this school and hope to broaden my interests further in the future. Whether it’s art, academic or sports related, I will always be helped by the school. In older years, I am looking forward for DofE, getting better at my sport, excelling in music, and maybe even be a boarder.

    I have definitely been drawn to West Buckland life. I am really thankful to everyone within our community.

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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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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 2017

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