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.
It's not just our location in South West England that is fantastic. Find out what our considerable campus has to offer within its grounds.
Described as “a gem of a school in an outstanding location” by the Good Schools Guide, West Buckland School, founded in 1858 is set in 90 acres of stunning countryside close to the spectacular Atlantic coast in the South West of England. But it’s not just our location that is spectacular.
Our campus has been transformed in recent years, with over £14 million having been spent on the facilities, creating an environment which combines beautiful, traditional buildings, reflecting the school’s proud beginnings, with modern, spacious, light buildings, indicative of the forward thinking school that we have become.
These spectacular new facilities include the Jonathan Edwards sports centre, built in 2008, which includes a multi-use sports hall, PE classrooms and fitness suite. The sports hall has facilities for basketball, badminton, netball, indoor tennis, cricket nets, 5-a-side football and other recreational sports. In addition, our sports facilities also include a 25m indoor swimming pool, a floodlit AstroTurf, squash courts and indoor/outdoor shooting range.
In 2011, we built an outstanding Art and Design Technology building, the 150 Building, which offers our students arguably the best facilities of their kind in any school in the region. The building also includes a 100-seater theatre, hosting numerous plays and drama workshops.
Most recently, Parker’s, our Sixth Form co-educational day and boarding house, boasts 70 en suite single bedrooms. This outstanding facility was added to the campus, along with the state-of-the-art Michael Morpurgo Library and study centre.
Spacious, welcoming and modern, our new Library and Study Centre caters for all ages, from inspiring very young pupils to discover the joys of reading, to providing an open area for students to study, research and do their homework. Upstairs, there is a quiet and dedicated Sixth Form study area as well as modern classrooms.