Admissions and Entry

Children looking to join West Buckland School in Year 7 will need to complete an Entrance Assessment. Entrance Assessment days will be held on 24th November 2018 and 19th January 2019. To take part in one of our assessment days, families must first register with the school.

Click here for our online registration form.

We would then be delighted for your child to take part in our Year 7 Entrance Assessment. To register for either 24th November or 19th January, please click here

West Buckland School is an established co-educational HMC school educating pupils from the age of 3 to 18. The two schools that form West Buckland School operate a common Admissions Policy.

Our overriding aim is to prepare our students for the future. Our education recognises the importance of results but extends beyond the classroom, aiming to unlock potential so that each child achieves their personal best.

We are also able to offer bespoke and World class programmes for International Students, both short stay and long-term, more information is available in the international section of our website.

Contact us

Register with the school by contacting the admissions office on 01598 760178 or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

International enquiries should be addressed to Miss Melanie Tennant on +44(0)1598 760179 or e-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A copy of our registration form can also be downloaded here

Arrange a visit

The best advice we can give, if you are interested in a West Buckland education for your child, is to visit us. We recommend that you arrange a personal visit to meet the Headmaster and tour the school, and/or attend one of our official open events.

Entry Criteria & Procedure

Our priority is to find the right programme of education for your child.  Entry assessments enable us to offer you good advice.

Entry StageCriteriaProcess
Nursery & Reception None Visit
Tour with Headmaster
Years 1-2 Potential and suitability Visit
Tour with Headmaster
Years 3-6 Potential and suitability Review of reading, writing and maths ability
Discussion with Headmaster
Year 7 Potential to achieve at least an average of 5.0 at GCSE Assessments in English, Maths and Verbal Reasoning
Meet with Headmaster
Years 8-11 Potential to achieve at least an average of 5.0 at GCSE Assessments in English, Maths and other subject as necessary
Meet with Headmaster
Sixth Form Certain A-level courses require specific grades and an average of 5.0 in GCSE exams Offer based on current performance and potential
Interview with Headmaster

Confirmation

Acceptance of a place at West Buckland is confirmed through a refundable deposit and subject to them satisfying the relevant entrance requirements.

Further details about admissions and entry are available in our entry criteria policy, available shortly.