Pastoral Care

Students thrive in an environment where they are well-known and cared for by staff, and where they feel happy and confident.

The welfare and well-being of all students at West Buckland, whether day or boarding is of paramount importance to us. For our boarding students, our team of caring houseparents and teaching staff means they can be can be assured of being well looked after and always having someone to talk to if they need it.

Our School Counsellor, Chaplain and School Nurse are also available to the small number of students who feel they need to speak in confidence to someone independent of the school.

Our whole team of pastoral staff aim to help each pupil at West Buckland not only reach their academic and extra-curricular potential but to also develop into a happy young individual with good self-esteem and a real belief in their role in society.

We are proud that in our latest ISI Inspection in January 2013, our arrangements for pastoral care were again rated as ‘Excellent’.