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West Buckland still welcomes new enquiries for 2020

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the school is currently  implementing a comprehensive online academic programme for all of our students, using Microsoft Teams. Our aim is to continue to provide  this until such time as we are able to open again.

Our Admissions office is still open for enquiries for September 2020 and beyond.

The school will continue to support the North Devon community through provision of PPE and practical help, as long as it is needed.

First weekend of sporting success for Spring Term

 

 

Netball highlights

On Saturday, the netball squads started their season with some positive and promising performances. The U12 A & B teams travelled to Taunton Prep School for their annual invitational tournament. The B team played in a round robin format against five other schools and finished in a creditable 2nd place behind the overall winners – Millfield School. The A team also followed the round robin structure against six other schools in an extremely close tournament and were unlucky not to win some of their matches – they certainly have lots of potential.
The older age groups had a block fixture against Blundell’s School. The Senior Squad hosted four teams in the afternoon, with the 1sts losing a very close and physical game by just 2 goals. The 2nds also took a defeat against slick opposition but the team remained positive throughout. The 3rds won 22-16 and the 4ths required discipline and mental resilience in the final quarter to hold on to their 1 goal lead to win 20-19.
The U15s, 14s and 13s travelled to Blundell’s with 6 teams and whilst the U13Bs took a loss, the other five teams won their matches with good margins – particularly the U13As who won 20-1. This was, overall, a promising start to the season.

U15A Won 24-13
U15B Won 13-6
U14A Won 19-13
U14B Won 21-14
U13A Won 20-1
U13B Lost 7-17

 

Basketball news

The basketball teams played against Queen Elizabeth’s College, Crediton on Saturday. The U18B team played very well and won their game 52-16. The U18A team, without some senior players due to injury, fought a tough battle against a strong Crediton team, eventually losing 58-39. Both teams will look forward to a re-match in three weeks time.

Basketball 2 2019-2020

Hockey wins

In boys hockey, we had a number of great matches last weekend.

The 1st XI beat Truro School 3-1 and lost narrowly to Mount Kelly 0-1.

The U15A played three matches on Saturday, where they beat Truro School 5-1 and Mount Kelly 3-0, with a draw 1-1 with Wellington School.

The U12A team had a great day on Saturday, with three resounding wins against Truro (6-1), Mount Kelly (2-1) and Wellington School (4-2).

Congratulations to all our sportspeople.