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.

Northern Lights, Volcanoes and Riding Monster Trucks in Iceland

Thirty eight lucky pupils from Year 10-13 spent a magical five days in Iceland at half term.  Deputy Head, David Hymer, went with them on this once-in-a-lifetime trip.

Northern Lights and Geysirs

“We were lucky enough to have some fantastically clear weather for the first couple of days, meaning that we had a clear view of the stunning Northern Lights on the first night and the recent cold had made the landscape a frozen and snowy wonderland.”

We visited the famous Geysir, saw spectacular waterfalls, and spent time bathing at length in geothermal pools fed by hot springs.



Volcanoes and Lava Fields

Having walked round the rim of a volcano and across lava fields on a spectacular coastline, we enjoyed caving in a lava tube, though perhaps the biggest highlight was driving on monster trucks onto an ice cap. We then ventured into the glacier in tunnels bored into the ice.

After a bit of retailing and sightseeing in Reykjavik we returned to the UK, geographically wiser and amazed by on of the most beautiful countries in the world!

More photos are available on our Facebook site.