Students at West Buckland enjoy an impressive range of opportunities to enjoy sport and physical education, and to develop their skills to the full. Working with a team of specialist teachers in our outstanding facilities, our sportsmen and women take part in a diverse range of sports and represent the school in regular fixtures all over the South West. The reputation of West Buckland School for sport is very strong, and our students are frequently found in representative teams for North Devon, Devon, the South West and at national level.
The boys’ major sports are rugby, hockey and cricket, while our basketball players are very successful as well. The girls’ major sports are netball, hockey, rounders and tennis. In all of these, our teams have extensive and challenging fixture lists at all ages. Athletics and cross-country are considered relatively minor sports here yet we still have several competitors reaching the National Championships annually. Another area which is growing in popularity is the multi-event sport based around our indoor swimming pool, including biathlon, aquathon and triathlon.
For information on all our sports performance programmes, click here.