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.
West Buckland School is rated in the Top 40 co-ed boarding schools in the UK for our academic performance.
GCSE and A-level performance has been amongst the best in the South West for a good number of years, establishing West Buckland as the highest performing co-educational boarding school in the South West peninsula.
Our first-class teaching and personal support, alongside outstanding HE advice, frequently enables them, often, to surpass their own expectations.
A-level performance has been consistently excellent over many years and we have a strong track record in helping our students get to some of the best universities.
This is particularly impressive taking into consideration the breadth of entry into our Sixth Form, with the school welcoming students who can aspire to five of more Grade 5s at GCSE results for entry into the Sixth Form.
The % of grades A* to A in 2019. (National average 26.4%)
The % of grades A* to B in 2019. (National average 51.3%)
Number of subjects that achieved 100% A* to B in 2019.
The % of Further Mathematics grades that were A* to A in 2019
Our options system and exam entry policies reflect our desire to give students the opportunities to succeed across a broad range of subjects.
Notable statistics from our 2018 results include:
% that achieved 4-9 for Mathematics
% of all grades that were passed at 9-7
% of students achieved ALL 9-7
No. of students achieving ALL 9s (UK total: only 732)
Our approach is certainly not influenced by any attempt to maximise our position in the so-called ‘league tables’. The focus is always on personal development of each child, enabling them to push themselves just enough to reach their maximum potential.