U11s Win Devon Hockey…

23 Feb 2018

West Buckland Prep School’s U11 hockey team have won the Devon Hockey Sevens Tournament held... Read more

U13s Unbeaten Record Continues

22 Feb 2018

Our U13 rugby team's unbeaten record this season remained in tact after yesterday's exciting North... Read more

U11s Win Devon Hocke…

23 Feb 2018

West Buckland Prep School’s U11 hockey team have won the... Read more

U13s Unbeaten Record…

22 Feb 2018

Our U13 rugby team's unbeaten record this season remained in... Read more

James' 'Awesome' Tou…

20 Feb 2018

Year 10 James Tyson has just returned from South Africa... Read more

Young Writers to Get…

14 Feb 2018

Young members of our creative writing club are to get... 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

  • Reuben - Year 9

    Reuben Windley profile

    My name is Reuben and I am in Year 9. I have been at West Buckland School since I was four years old. 

    What I love about this school is how busy it keeps me! There is so much to do and so many opportunities to try new things. I am a keen sportsman and musician but I also love playing chess and singing in the Junior Boys Choir. I can do all of these things here at school because of the great facilities and enthusiastic and dedicated teachers. Doing all this means I get to meet lots of people of different nationalities and ages and learn many positive things from these experiences.

    As I progress through school I look forward to the challenges that the Outdoor Adventure Department offers and hope to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and The Ten Tors Challenge. I know I am very lucky to be studying here.

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Parent Testimonials

  • Angela Bradshaw (2007 – present) Prep and Senior School


    Our children have been at West Buckland School from the prep years right through to the sixth form. The school has a cheerful atmosphere and attends to the needs and aspirations of each child treating them as the individuals they are. A strong work ethic has been instilled in the children meaning they can achieve their potential both now and in the future. I particularly like the wide range of pupils at the school both in terms of background and academic ability. All the children are encouraged to strive for what they want to achieve be it sporting, musical or dramatic prowess and university, military or other careers. In short, I would have no hesitation in recommending a West Buckland education.

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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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Student Council Meeting

23 February @ 08:50 -
Downward Room

Hockey Sevens: IAPS V Boys-U11A

23 February @ 10:00 -
Abbots Leigh (Away)

Guys and Dolls Whole Cast Rehearsal – Queen’s Theatre

23 February @ 12:00 -

Our Fabulous Campus

In Form 2017

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