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West Buckland COVID-19 updates

With the end of term approaching, we turn our attention to September and what we are expecting to be a full return to lessons.  For information on what we have achieved and what how we are planning for September, please click here.

As a BSA school we have signed up to their COVID-Safe Charter, available here.  In addition, and to endorse our commitment to ensuring the safety of our students and staff, we have created our own WBS Hygiene Charter.

For our new and returning international students, our Frequently Asked Questions document will provide useful information and reassurances. Please view it here.

School Innovation and Boarding Recognised

West Buckland has been recognised twice in the last two weeks, for the quality of its boarding provision and for its innovation.

Shortlisted in the Independent School Awards for Boarding School of the Year 2020, the school is recognised for the high standard of boarding across all ages, together with our outstanding boarding facilities in Sixth Form and for the wide ranging activities available for our boarders.

Boarding School of the Year 2020

In addition, Corporate Vision magazine has awarded the school ‘Most Innovative Day and Boarding School – South West’ for its approach to learning, our newly shaped curriculum offering students a better balance between academic and extra-curricular activities and our response to the COVID-19 outbreak which has won universal praise for its student-teacher interaction and engagement.

Most Innovative Day and boarding School 2020

Headmaster, Phillip Stapleton, sees this as just deserves for his hard-working staff. “The staff have always put the interests and needs of the students first in all our decision-making and I’m delighted that we have been recognised for this. We have always believed that we are a forward thinking school and that we offer a boarding provision that is both happy and active, ensuring our students have the right environment to learn and to thrive.”