School Life

School life for our senior pupils is a challenging and stimulating experience. Students are encouraged to stretch themselves in their academic work, to aim to reach their full potential and achieve qualifications which will give them the ability to make choices for their lives beyond school.

Education at West Buckland, however, is not just about the accumulation of examination certificates, important though they undoubtedly are. We are all absolutely committed to enabling our students at all ages to have a rich variety of experiences which will help them to develop as young adults.

We provide a huge range of sporting, cultural and outdoor opportunities for all students. Our latest ISI Inspection concluded, “the provision of extra-curricular activities is outstanding and enriches the pupils’ experience significantly.” To see an example of the extra-curricular activity timetable, please see the document below.

Extra Curricular Activities Years 7-8

Extra Curricular Activities - Years 9-10

Extra Curricular Activities - Years 11-13

The School Day

The School Day (Years 7-13)

 

Years 7-9

Years 10-13

0845 - 0852

Morning Registration

0852 - 0915

Assemblies

0915 - 0950

1

1

0950 - 1025

2

2

1025 - 1045

Break

1045 - 1120

3

3

1120-1155

4

4

1155 - 1205

Break/ Travel time

1205 - 1240

5

5

1240 - 1315

(6) Lunch/ Activities
(7) Lunch / Activities

6

1315 - 1350

(7) Lunch /Activities
(8) Lunch / Activities

1350 - 1425

8

1425 - 1505

Afternoon Registration & Period 9

Afternoon Registration & Period 9

1505 - 1510

Travel Time

1510 - 1545

10

10

1545 - 1620

11

11

NB Music and Drama based activities take priority during the lunch break; after 1545 sport takes priority.