School Uniform

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School Uniform Supervisor, Jane Isaac

I have lived locally in this beautiful countryside near the school all my life. It’s such a gorgeous area I have never wished to leave, and to have this job on my doorstep is just perfect.

I have one son of 28, who was lucky enough to be able to spend his school life here at West Buckland, excelling at Music and IT. 

I have been a seamstress all my life, working for Liberty London in the manufacturing industry for a huge part of it. This new position as school uniform supervisor is so exciting for me; I love new challenges and hope to provide the school with an excellent service, offering a warm welcome to both parents and pupils when they come and visit the shop. I look forward to meeting you all.

All items of school uniform can be purchased from Jane at the school uniform shop during opening hours. There is also a stock of second-hand clothing available to purchase.

Opening hours of the shop during term time:

Monday 08:00 – 14:00
Tuesday 12:00 – 17:00
Wednesday – CLOSED
Thursday 12:00 – 17:00
Friday 08:00 – 14:00

Opening hours outside of school term times are by appointment only.

For further information on uniform and fitting or to place an order, please contact Jane Isaac:

Email: Telephone: 01598 760154

The school’s clothing and equipment lists can be seen by clicking on the links below:

Boys Senior Uniform Price List

Girls Senior Uniform Price List

Prep Boys Uniform Price List

Prep Girls Uniform Price List

Bus Routes

West Buckland School runs an impressive range of bus services which cover most parts of North Devon and West Somerset. Most of our students are day pupils who travel to school each day and many have a substantial journey. We hope that most of our pupils will use our bus services so we do not make any additional charge for the service on top of our tuition fee.

We want all of our pupils, no matter where they live, to have the opportunity to take part fully in our extensive extra curricular programme. We do not believe it is reasonable to expect pupils’ participation in our activities programme to be dependent on the ability of parents to provide transport throughout the week. Therefore, we make a commitment to our families to ensure that all our regular programme of activities is complete before buses leave the school campus at the end of the day.

Details of the services, as well as charges for Preparatory School pupils, can be viewed by clicking on the links below.

Bus Timetable and Weekly Fares - From 27th November 2017

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 Cost (£)InwardsMon to Thurs - OutwardsFri - Outwards
Croyde - Bridge 47.56 7.40 1815 1735
       - Holiday Park - Unison 47.56 7.42 1813 1733
Green Lanes Shopping Centre 27.85 8.02 1735 1658
Sowden Lane 24.05 8.05 1735 1655
Walton Way (Toll House) 20.83 8.08 1732 1652
Goodleigh (Top of Village) 19.55 8.11 1729 1649
Stone Cross Gunn 16.92 8.20 1720 1640
School   8.40 1710 1630
 Cost (£)InwardsMon to Thurs - OutwardsFri - Outwards
Braunton - George Hotel 35.94 7.45 1755 1715
Wrafton Bus Stop 34.00 7.47 1753 1713
Chivenor. Bus Stop by Army Camp 33.85 7.49 1751 1711
Ashford Bus Stop 33.64 7.52 1748 1708
Landkey - Castle Inn 19.82 8.10 1735 1655
School   8.40 1710 1630
 Cost (£)InwardsMon to Thurs - OutwardsFri - Outwards
Co-Op Store Pottington Estate 30.69 7.50 1755 1715
Barnstaple Square 27.85 7.55 1750 1710
Clinton Road 26.78 8.00 1745 1705
Litchdon Medical Centre 26.62 8.03 1742 1702
Mount Pleasant 26.03 8.05 1740 1700
Landkey Newlands 19.57 8.10 1734 1654
Swimbridge 15.69 8.15 1730 1650
Filleigh Garage 10.82 8.18 1727 1647
School   8.40 1710 1630
 Cost (£)InwardsMon to Thurs - OutwardsFri - Outwards
Newton Tracey - Hunters Inn 49.00 7.40 1820 1740
Alverdiscott Cross Roads 49.50 7.42 1818 1738
Yarnscombe Paintball (MORNING ONLY) 48.50 7.43 - -
Torrington Community College 47.94 7.50 1810 1730
High Bullen Garage 41.51 7.55 1805 1735
Cranford Cross 49.52 7.59 1801 1731
Chittlehampton Square 14.41 8.15 1735 1655
Honey Beetle Cross 13.50 8.18 1732 1652
Underhighdown 6.10 8.22 1728 1648
West Buckland Village 5.09 8.25 1725 1645
School   8.40 1710 1630
 Cost (£)Inwards
Appledore Churchfields Coach Park 46.15 0730
Northam Swimming Pool Bus Stop 45.05 0735
Bideford - The Quay (by Kingsley Statue) 47.56 0745
         - Rydon Garage 47.56 0748
School   0840
 Mon to Thurs - OutwardsFri - Outwards
School 1710 1630
Bideford - The Quay (by Kingsley Statue) 1755 1715
         - Rydon Garage 1800 1720
Northam Swimming Pool Bus Stop 1805 1725
Appledore Churchfields Coach Park 1810 1730
 Cost (£)InwardsMon to Thurs - OutwardsFri - Outwards
Westleigh Layby 41.78 7.32 1813 1731
Instow Anstey Road (Opp Down Road) 41.78 7.33 1812 1730
Yelland Pottery Lane 37.65 7.36 1808 1726
Fremington St Peters Road 36.42 7.39 1801 1719
Fremington New Inn 36.42 7.40 1800 1720
Bickington Garage 32.83 7.48 1757 1717
Cedars: Ellersie Road 30.21 8.00 1755 1715
Wrey Arms 29.33 8.07 1750 1710
Park & Ride, Park School 27.21 8.15 1745 1705
School   8.40 1710 1630
 Cost (£)InwardsMon to Thurs - OutwardsFri - Outwards
Winkleigh (by Garage) 34.71 7.35 1810 1730
Dolton Beacon - (Junct B3217/B3220) 30.58 7.45 1800 1720
Libbaton Golf Club 25.87 7.55 1750 1710
High Bickington 23.41 8.00 1745 1705
Atherington Square 23.41 8.03 1742 1702
Umberleigh Bridge 20.30 8.05 1740 1700
Hill Village 10.24 8.17 1728 1648
School   8.40 1710 1630
 Cost (£)InwardsMon to Thurs - OutwardsFri - Outwards
North Molton Bridge 15.75 8.00 1750 1710
North Molton Square 15.53 8.02 1748 1708
Poltimore Arms 14.78 8.12 1738 1658
Brayford Bus Shelter 13.82 8.20 1730 1650
School   8.40 1710 1630
 Cost (£)InwardsMon to Thurs - OutwardsFri - Outwards
Chawleigh (Portsmouth Arms Cross) 34.44 7.45 1805 1725
Chulmleigh (Square) 29.46 7.52 1758 1718
Chulmleigh (Pavillions) 28.76 7.55 1755 1715
Head Bridge 22.92 8.05 1745 1705
Halswell Cross 20.35 8.10 1740 1700
Honiton Lane 18.05 8.14 1736 1656
Shooting Lodge 6.70 8.27 1720 1640
School   8.40 1710 1630
 Cost (£)InwardsMon to Thurs - OutwardsFri - Outwards
Witheridge Square 34.44 7.50 1800 1720
Gidley Cross 30.90 8.00 1750 1710
Meshaw 29.46 8.05 1745 1705
Alswear 28.76 8.10 1740 1700
South Molton Square 15.53 8.20 1730 1650
Stags Head/Filleigh 10.55 8.25 1725 1640
Park Lane/Filleigh 7.34 8.27 1723 1643
School   8.40 1710 1630
 Cost (£)InwardsMon to Thurs - OutwardsFri - Outwards
Tiverton Bus Station 40.60 7.35 1815 1735
Black Cat Junction 36.64 7.52 1758 1718
Blackerton Garage 30.96 8.00 1750 1710
Jubilee Inn 27.48 8.03 1747 1700
Combsland Cross 24.58 8.10 1740 1655
Woodside Garage 23.83 8.15 1735 1650
School   8.40 1710 1630
 Cost (£)InwardsMon to Thurs - OutwardsFri - Outwards
Mullacott Cross 45.95 7.40    
The Nook, St Brannocks Road 45.15 7.45    
The Vicarige, St Brannocks Road 44.80 7.47    
High Street (Costa) 43.28 7.50    
Thatched Inn 41.78 7.53    
Hele Bay 40.97 7.55    
Watermouth Castle 40.54 8.00    
Barton Lane 40.44 8.05    
Combe Martin - Woodlands 29.08 8.08    
Combe Martin - Pack of Cards 29.08 8.10    
Combe Martin - Holdstone Way 29.08 8.12    
Easter Close Layby 19.87 8.20    
School   8.40    
 Cost (£)InwardsMon to Thurs - OutwardsFri - Outwards
School     1710 1630
Kimbland Cross     1717 1637
Mockham Down Gate (for Stoke Rivers)     1720 1640
Bratton Fleming     1725 1645
Easter Close Layby     1730 1650
Mullacott Cross     1750 1710
The Nook     1755 1715
The Vicaridge     1757 1717
 Cost (£)InwardsMon to Thurs - OutwardsFri - Outwards
School     1710 1630
Blackmoor Gate     1730 1650
Combe Martin - Holdstone Way     1735 1655
Combe Martin - Pack of Cards     1740 1700
Combe Martin - Woodlands     1743 1703
Barton Lane     1745 1705
Watermouth Castle     1750 1710
Hele Bay     1753 1713
Thatched Inn     1755 1715
High Street (Costa)     1800 1720
 Cost (£)InwardsMon to Thurs - OutwardsFri - Outwards
Lynton Church - St Mary's 37.01 7.50 1800 1720
Barbrook 31.87 7.55 1755 1715
Caffyns Cross 28.17 8.00 1750 1710
Blackmoor Gate 23.35 8.15 1735 1655
4 Cross Way (Exmoor Steam) 15.53 8.20 1730 1650
Bratton Fleming 16.07 8.25 1725 1645
Mockham Down Gate (for Stoke Rivers) 13.50 8.30 1720 1640
Kimbland Cross 12.96 8.33 1717 1637
School   8.40 1710 1630

Please note that Route 11 bus in the evening will stop at Blackmoor Gate where all children for stops towards Lynton will transfer to a minibus. The remaining children for Combe Martin will stay on the bus from school.

 Cost (£)InwardsMon to Thurs - OutwardsFri - Outwards
Blackmoor Gate     1730 1650
Caffyns Cross     1750 1710
Barbrook     1755 1715
Lynton Church - St Mary's     1800 1720

Please note that Route 11 bus in the evening will stop at Blackmoor Gate where all children for stops towards Lynton will transfer to a minibus. The remaining children for Combe Martin will stay on the bus from school.

E-Safety

As with all pastoral care issues, we take E-Safety very seriously. Inappropriate use of technology and social media is one of the most important welfare issues our children and young people face. As a result, the school has established an E-Safety committee designed to examine the impact and provision of E-Safety issues within the school community.

www.devonsafeguardingchildren.org

We also subscribe to an E-safety consultancy service and this service provides a range of newsletters that support parents through the complexities of E-Safety. These newsletters are available to download and parents are encouraged to read them and discuss the various issues highlighted with their children.

www.esafety-adviser.com

For further information about E-Safety, please contact the Pastoral Deputy, Mr Angus Calder:

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Discussion with Prep School Parents on E-Safety

E-Safety Presentation

Internet Safety - Newsround Caught In The Web

Karl Hopwood's WBS Talk Follow Up Notes

Parent Factsheet

Instagram Guide

Snapchat Guide

Newsletters

#DITTO Online Safety Magazine - Edition 1

#DITTO Online Safety Magazine - Edition 2

 

Parents Online Safety Newsletter - Edition 1

Parents Online Safety Newsletter - Edition 2

Parents Online Safety Newsletter - Edition 3

Parents Online Safety Newsletter - Edition 4

Parents Online Safety Newsletter - Edition 5

Parents Online Safety Newsletter - Edition 6

Parents Online Safety Newsletter - Edition 7

Parents Online Safety Newsletter - Edition 8

Parents Online Safety Newsletter - Edition 9

Parents Online Safety Newsletter - Edition 10

Parents Online Safety Newsletter - Edition 11

Bursar's Info

West Buckland School - Bursar's Information for Parents 2017/2018

The following information concerns payments and services.

Any queries please telephone the Fees Secretary on 01598 760108.

Payment of Bills: The preferred method of payment for school fees is Direct Debit.

  • Direct Debit: This is the schools preferred method of payment and can be made either monthly or termly. Forms can be obtained from the Bursary to set up this method of payment, please be aware that it takes 10 days to start up a Direct Debit.
  • Bank Transfer: Settlement can be made through your own bank using the bank account details provided on the invoice.
  • Cheque: Please send a cheque (made payable to West Buckland School) to the school; please ensure your parent account number is written on the back of all cheques.
  • Monthly payments: Regular payments spread over 12 months must be made by the start of each month. The first payment for the new school year must take place in August. Calculation of the monthly sum is reached by dividing each Termly invoice by 4.

Late Payment or Non-Payment of Fees

Unless monthly payments are started by 5th august, they are not acceptable. Termly bills must be settled on, or before, the first day of term.

A surcharge, at a rate of 2% above Bank Base Rate per month will be made for every day the bill remains unpaid. The charge will be added to the School Account.

If accounts have not been settled in full or payment plans agreed, the Governors may insist that pupils do not return after the respective half term. Therefore, if late payment in unavoidable, please inform the Bursary as soon as possible.

Boarders

*These services only run if the Bursary has been notified of requirements by the House Parent not less than one week prior to half term or the end of term and that sufficient numbers wish to travel.

Overseas Destination - Parents of overseas pupils are responsible for arrangements from UK airports and the home destination. The school provides official transport at the start and end of term to transport boarders to and from London Heathrow and Exeter or Tiverton Rail Station.  

Transport and staff will be at Heathrow Terminal 5 between 11.00 and 14.00hrs on the last day of the holiday to collect boarders for the return journey to school. Transport leaves West Buckland for Heathrow Terminal 5 at 06.00hrs on the first day of the holiday period, with an estimated arrival at Heathrow of 11.00hrs.  Please ensure that you book flight arrival and departures to coincide with these transport times taking account of the need for individuals to process through passport control and baggage areas.

Transport to Exeter or Tiverton Rail Station is on request with transport departing the school at 09.00hrs on first day of holidays and collection from the station available between 14.00 & 17.00hrs on the last day of holiday.

Pocket Money/Cash Advances - Parents wishing to send pocket money as part of the payment of the Termly bill may do so, but please indicate how much is pocket money. If pupils require additional money over their pocket money, e.g. holiday expenses, weekend leaves and occasional travel, an appropriate amount should be lodged at the Bursary in advance.

Bus Travel - Boarders may travel on buses if there are spare seats available. Applications should be made via the Houseparents.

Trunk Storage - Trunks may be left in the school during the holidays. Storage is £3.50 per week per large trunk/suitcase.

Day Pupils

Bus Fares - Children in the Prep School have their fares calculated on a weekly basis and these are charged Termly in advance. Information regarding timetables and new fares are forwarded once a year before the start of the Autumn Term. Pupils withdrawing from this service must give a week's notice. If buses are not used, parents of Prep School pupils may apply for a refund from the Bursary of bus fares already paid. Refunds are paid in weekly amounts, as part weeks are not refundable. A single journey charge is 70% of the return fare.

Lunches - Charges are calculated on a weekly basis and are charged Termly in advance. Pupils withdrawing from school lunches must give a week's notice. Pupils who would normally have packed lunches and are found to be taking school lunches without permission or signing in will be charged for the whole term.

All Pupils

In general most items are charged in advance, except extras, which are charged in arrears.

Insurances - As part of the overall fee structure all pupils are insured automatically under a Pupil Personal Accident Insurance Scheme.

Fees Refund Scheme - This is strongly recommended and an application form will have been sent to all new pupils, once returned the cover will start.

Pupils' personal belongings and equipment are not covered by the school and should therefore be insured under parents' household insurance policies.

Advance Deposits

The deposit, less any outstanding charges, will be refunded after the child has left the school (usually during October). It cannot be used against the final Termly bill.

Boarding

Name Taping - The school will supply and affix nametapes to all clothing for 15p per tape. The tape gives the pupil's name and House and can be removed when required.

Laundry - Un-named clothing or "hand wash" items are not accepted.

Bedding - Pupils are required to use duvets. Please provide a duvet, a pillow, 2 duvet covers, 2 pillow cases and 2 fitted bottom sheets, for changing purposes.

E-Mail

The school will provide an e-mail facility for pupils.

Fax

The school Fax Number is 01598 760546. Pupils may receive fax messages from parents. There is a handling charge 50p. Pupils sending a fax message are charged £1.

Overnight Stays

An overnight stay can generally be arranged. Please contact the school on 01598 760000 to check prices and availability.

Meals - School meals are charged as follows: Breakfast £2.25; Lunch £3.40; Tea £2.50. Meals taken as part of an actual team event (e.g. cricket lunch) are not charged.

School Contracts

In the event of the Contract not having been signed, the attendance of your child/children at the School, and payment of the school bill, will be interpreted by the School as acceptance of the Parental Contract.

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