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.
We'd love your child to benefit from thriving and developing under the nurturing care of our dedicated staff. Come and see us.
We want to make it as easy as possible for you to join and recommend that you take the following steps to help you decide whether West Buckland is the place for you.
We hold two Open Days during the year, in October and May.
However, every day is an Open Day at West Buckland and our Sixth Formers will be delighted to take you on a tour of the school on any agreed day. Currently, we can offer a ‘virtual’ tour followed by a one-to-one online meeting with the Headmaster and other senior staff members.
If you’re still not sure, we can arrange a ‘taster day’ for your child, when they can spend the day at school with their own peer group.
Registering with us signals that you wish to proceed with arrangements for entry. We will then contact you to schedule the Entrance Assessment.
See the Additional Information section below for the Registration Form.
Children joining us from the Prep school do not have to sit an entrance assessment to gain entry to the Senior school.
Year 7: Children looking to join West Buckland School in Year 7 will need to undertake an informal Entrance Assessment, which covers Maths, English and Verbal Reasoning. This is largely just for setting purposes and children should not feel anxious about it.
The date of our next assessment day is Saturday 7th March 2020, for entry in September 2020.
To register for the Year 7 assessment, click on the link below:
Years 8 to 10: we welcome applications from pupils in Years 8 to 10. Pupils will be asked to complete assessments in Maths and English and this can be arranged to co-incide with a visit or taster day.
Hopefully, we will then be in a position to offer your child a place and will then guide you through the process leading up to their joining us.
If you’re already enrolled and have completed the admissions process then head over the Senior New Starter page for information packs.