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.
We welcome international students to join our friendly and welcoming boarding community.
International students are expected to have a reasonable competence in spoken and written English and the ability to progress with support of the EAL department.
Overseas students applying to study at West Buckland will need:
Copies of their last two school reports
A piece of their handwriting (one to two sides of A4), written in English, telling us about themselves, their hobbies and interests
Students are then usually interviewed by the Headmaster or Head of EAL, either in person or by Skype call.
Some students may also be asked to take assessments in English and maths. Students wishing to study French or Spanish will also take an assessment in these subjects.
For entry at Years 7-11, the school assesses students on their academic abilities and potential to achieve five or more GCSE passes at Grade 5 when they complete Year 11.
For A-level entry into Years 12-13, the overarching criterion is a student’s suitability to follow three courses at A-level, which are primarily academic rather than vocational in nature.
For further information on our admissions process and to apply for a place, please contact the Admissions Manager: