Ben to Perform at…

16 Mar 2018

Year 10 Ben Lee has been invited by the Royal College of Music, to perform... Read more

U13 Netball Teams Top…

14 Mar 2018

Both the U13 A and B netball teams took the North Devon titles yesterday, under... Read more

Ben to Perform at RC…

16 Mar 2018

Year 10 Ben Lee has been invited by the Royal... Read more

U13 Netball Teams To…

14 Mar 2018

Both the U13 A and B netball teams took the... Read more

Recognition as One o…

13 Mar 2018

West Buckland School has been rated in the Top 100... Read more

Technicolor Triumph!

12 Mar 2018

In the past few weeks West Buckland has shown the... 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

  • Lily - Year 10

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    I'm Lily and I started at West Buckland School in Year 7 and I am currently in Year 10.  My old school was in the city so we had to travel to the sports pitches but it is so much easier to walk to all the pitches here.

    I really like the facilities and opportunities at West Buckland. I enjoy playing hockey and swimming and we get to play in regular matches and swim in galas for the school. I am learning to play the flute, working towards my grade 3 and I am involved with the Junior Concert Band. I have just started to do CCF and Duke of Edinburgh and I am looking forward to the camping and night walks and hopefully next year the Ten Tors. The school has one big performance or musical every year and I've been lucky enough to be involved with Grease and Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.

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Parent Testimonials

  • Carol and Tim Baker (2011- present) Senior School

    When we decided to move to North Devon from Jersey in 2011, we did not expect to find such a wonderful school in the area. West Buckland School has provided our three children, all with different interests ranging from Art, Drama, Music, Sport and Equestrian, with the ability to fully develop their interests as well as achieving very impressive academic results. I think the school has provided everything our children needed, and where it wasn't available initially, have been flexible and accommodated them with good grace. The school has a sense of fun in a responsible environment. There is an atmosphere of community and respect for other people.

    In summary, we think the school is a hidden gem, in a stunning location, and we like the kind of people West Buckland turns out – well-rounded, respecting others and confident.

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Upcoming Open Days

Open Day: Monday 7th May, from 10.00am

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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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Full Governing Board Meeting

17 March @ 09:30 -

Netball: Girls-U10A V Exeter School

17 March @ 10:00 -

Hockey: Mount Kelly V Boys-U15A

17 March @ 10:30 -
Main College (Away)

Our Fabulous Campus

In Form 2017

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