- West Buckland School
- Head: Mr J F Vick
- T 01598 760281
- F 01598 760546
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.westbuckla…d.devon.sch.uk
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 2 to 18
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Devon
- Pupils: 603
- Religion: Christian
- Fees: Day £7,350 - £13,710; Boarding £21,750 - £27,450 pa
- Open days: Open days in May and October. Visit westbuckland.com for more details.
- ISI report: View the ISI report
What the school says...
West Buckland School is a co-educational day and boarding school for 3 18 year olds. It was founded in 1858, nine miles from the town of Barnstaple and stands in nearly 100 acres of grounds in beautiful North Devon countryside near the western edge of Exmoor and just ten miles from the coast.
The school currently has over 600 boys and girls aged 3 to 18. Academic standards at the school are high, and for many years West Buckland has been one of the consistently high performing schools in the South West of England at GCSE and A-level. In 2015, 73% of A-levels were passed at A* to B grades whilst at GCSE, 95% of exams were passed at A* to C grades.
The vast majority of sixth formers progress to university and a consistent 50% plus of students take up places at universities in the Russell Group, regarded as some of the best and most highly sought after universities in the UK and indeed the world.
There is considerable emphasis on extracurricular activities at the school with a proud record in boys and girls games, drama, music, the Combined Cadet Force, outdoor education and the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
The schools buildings and facilities have developed steadily throughout its history. There is an outstanding sports complex centred around the Jonathan Edwards Sports Centre which opened in 2008. The award-winning 150 Building, a major 5m development which includes the Art and Design Technology Departments and a Theatre, opened in 2010. Autumn 2015 saw the opening of an excellent Sixth Form Boarding house, with 70 en-suite bedrooms and social and work areas, together with the new Michael Morpurgo library and study centre.
Further information about the school may be found on our website. ...Read more
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Best performance by Boys taking Geography at an English Independent School (GCE A level)
- Best performance by Girls taking Geography at an English Independent School (GCE A level)
- Best performance by Boys taking Geography at an English Independent School (GCE AS level)