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.

Go West for a First Class Education

A move to the South West involves no compromise with your child's education. Lifestyle, well-being and happiness are all a natural part of an outstanding West Buckland education.

Welcome to West Buckland School

The Perfect Reason to Go West For Your Children's Education

Has your child ever caught a wave next to their Headmaster? Ever hit the beach mid-week to study rockpools? Or traversed a glorious Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to study soil erosion?

We bet they’d like to.

Childhood memories should be made from friendships, exploration, personal successes, happiness and adventure. As parents, we know that all these enable them to develop into the rounded, strong, self-confident and resilient adults of the future.

So what is Go-West all about? It’s about combining an outstanding academic education with an extra-curricular programme bursting with adventure and challenge. It’s about fresh air and formative experiences. It’s about breaking free of the city and creating young adults that live, laugh and progress to some of the country’s top universities.  It’s about offering this, but understanding that parents sometimes have to stay in the city for work.  It’s about family.

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If you want to delve further, then why not download our prospectus? Or register for our Virtual Open Day on Saturday 16th May.

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Parent Testimonials

Hear from the parents who made the choice to Go West

The School Became the Centre of our House Search

We moved to Devon from West Sussex because we felt that if would improve our family life, giving us more time together.Once we had visited West Buckland School, it became the centre of our house search and since our son has started at the Prep school, we've seen a dramatic increase in his confidence and willingness to give new activities a go.

He Came Home Full of Confidence

Our son joined West Buckland as a full-time sixth form boarder. We chose West Buckland because it has a lovely feel to it, friendly but with the right amount of “firm”.The atmosphere in Parker's is great. The students learn to be independent, including doing their own washing, which is great because he does it at home now….He went away a boy with mixed emotions about boarding and he came home a young man full of confidence– thank you West Buckland.


Sports and extra-curricular activities on offer

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A-levels passed at Grade A+ to A in 2018

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Pollution rating Bristol v Barnstaple (max. 6)

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Over 50%

% of students going to Russell Group universities

Nearest airports:

Bristol: 1 ½ hour
Exeter: 1 hour

Heathrow Airport:

3 ½ hours

Adjacent to:
Atlantic coastline and Exmoor National Park

Nearest town:
Barnstaple: 15 minutes