There is much more to West Buckland School than the pupils, their teachers and the support staff. Parents play an important part, supporting their children day by day, and also taking an active part in many aspects of school life such as assisting with trips, lending help with drama, sharing their expertise in providing work experience or interview practice. The active Parents’ Association provides an opportunity for parents to get to get to know each other and enjoy social events.
A great many former pupils also maintain links with the school far beyond their school days – often throughout their whole lives. The Old West Buckland Association organises social events and sports matches, as well as provides a means for keeping in touch with old friends and the school.
The West Buckland School Foundation raises money for bursaries enabling more talented or disadvantaged young people to benefit from a West Buckland education that otherwise their parents could not afford, it supports the school’s capital development plans and so enhance the school’s academic, sporting and cultural facilities.