West Buckland still welcomes new enquiries for 2020

In light of Covid-19 and the restrictions that have been put in place, we have made a variety of adjustments to our admissions process for prospective pupils looking to join us in September 2020. For more information, please click here.

Prep School Admissions

From Nursery to Year 6, our pupils enjoy a stimulating and nurturing environment in which they have the space and time to learn, play and explore. Find out how your child can join us.


We want to make it as easy as possible for you to join us and recommend that you take the following steps to help you decide whether our school is the perfect place for your child.

Request a Prospectus

If you would like to view or order a copy of our Prep School prospectus, then head over to our Request a Prospectus page.

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Get in Touch

We hold two Open Days during the year, in October and May, with the next one being on Saturday 16th May. These are an ideal time to tour the school and meet some of our staff.

However, every day is an Open Day at West Buckland  and we would encourage anyone interested in joining our Prep School to get in touch with the Admissions office to organise a visit:

01598 760178
[email protected]

From here, we’ll arrange a visit and an appointment to meet the Prep Headmaster.

Registering for a Place

All children will need to be registered with the school before they are considered for a place.

This involves a short form, which you can download via the ‘Additional Information & Forms’ section below. Just hit the down arrow for the registration form.

Entrance Assessment

Whilst there is no formal entrance assessment into our Prep School, we would like to meet prospective parents and their children to ensure their suitability and potential.  We will request copies of previous school reports and, from Year 3 onwards, review their reading, writing and maths ability.

Pupils in the Prep school do not have to take an assessment to enter the Senior School.

Becoming a WBS Prep Pupil

Hopefully, we will be in a position to offer your child a place at West Buckland and we will guide you through the processes leading up to the day your child joins us.

If you’re already enrolled and completed the admissions process, then head over to the Prep School New Starter page for information packs.

Prep New Starters

Additional Information and Forms

  • Registration Form
  • Prep School Fees