Year 12 Economics Group…

27 Jun 2017

On Wednesday 21st June, it wasn't just the Queen who visited Parliament to deliver her... Read more

Prep Tennis

26 Jun 2017

Year 5 and 6 pupils from West Buckland School gave a good account of themselves... Read more

Year 12 Economics Gr…

27 Jun 2017

On Wednesday 21st June, it wasn't just the Queen who... Read more

Prep Tennis

26 Jun 2017

Year 5 and 6 pupils from West Buckland School gave... Read more

U13 Devon Cricket Ch…

23 Jun 2017

West Buckland School’s U13 first XI were crowned county cricket... Read more

Year 12 Embark on EP…

20 Jun 2017

With the changes to the A-level structure, and the removal... 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

  • Tom – Year 13


    I am currently studying Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology in Year 13. I have been in the school since Year 4, and in that time I feel that West Buckland has enabled me to meet a wide range of people or different nationalities and make some really good, life-long friends.

    Whilst there is a lot of work, the teachers give me the support I need, when I need it. I am a boarder, currently living in Parker’s, the new sixth form house – it has a very good atmosphere both during the day and also after school, with the right combination of working and interacting, making it a very productive and enjoyable place to live. The house parents are also very kind, hardworking and helpful, but at the same time treat people with respect. Boarding is definitely something that I would recommend as it helps you to become a more independent, resourceful individual.

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Parent Testimonials

  • Eleanor and Sean Davies (2007 – present) Senior School


    We chose West Buckland for our children as we felt that it offered exactly the right balance of formality and friendliness, which was evident from our very first visit; we just knew that the School “felt right” for us and our children.

    It was important to us that the School we chose was able to demonstrate academic success, but, much more than that, it needed to be somewhere that our children could thrive, grow, and feel supported at every stage of their school lives; West Buckland has certainly fulfilled (and even exceeded) our expectations.

    Amy and Jake have both fully embraced all that the School has to offer, academically and in terms of the huge range of extracurricular opportunities. They have enjoyed participating in music, musical theatre and sport, and with the excellent facilities available for Sixth Form Boarding, West Buckland has given them an excellent all-round experience.

    Importantly for us as parents, we know that they have both been very happy at the School and made some genuine and lasting friendships here. We will be sad to leave West Buckland School behind, but it has certainly given our children the confidence and self-reliance to look forward to the next chapter in their lives.

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Forthcoming Open Events

Prep Open Morning – Tuesday 6th June 10.00am
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Our Fabulous Campus

Forthcoming Events

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10BI-5 & 10BI-4 Biology Fieldwork, Rosemoor Gardens (ends 15:45)

27/06/2017 @ 09:00 -

Tennis (G) U13 & U12 Squad Photographs

27/06/2017 @ 16:00 -

Prep School Speech Day Years 3-6

27/06/2017 @ 18:00 -
Memorial Hall

In Form 2016

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