We aim to nurture students and staff so that they are celebrated and leave having achieved their personal bests.
We want to be leaders in offering an education which is forward thinking, extending beyond classroom constraints.
We strive to be the school of choice for outstanding, holistic, co-education in the South West.
Academic excellence is the heart of a West Buckland education because it opens doors in pupils’ lives. Our pupils challenge their knowledge and develop as balanced, accomplished individuals who can make a difference.
Our pupils gain the confidence to believe in their abilities to tackle the future, to make sound judgements and to resist the temptation to play safe. Through Christian values they learn to respect others, to be ambitious with a clear sense of purpose and to develop a balanced view of life. They are encouraged to be trail-blazers and to change expectations.
Community life can rarely be captured on a website. The only way to get a genuine feel for what we believe in and what we do is to visit, and meet the people who are the beating heart of the school.
Phillip Stapleton, Senior School Head
This week is National Boarding Week, an excellent initiative created by the Boarding Schools’ Association (BSA) that champions all the wonderful aspects associated with boarding. We would like to celebrate this week with an essay written by Viktoriia (Year 12). Her essay was shortlisted in the
In an exciting display of teamwork and determination, the WBS Flyer, our Greenpower car, took part in a remarkable race at the RMB Chivenor event this weekend. Overcoming various obstacles and challenges, the team’s relentless efforts resulted in a well-deserved victory.
North Devon’s first Junior Triathlon at West Buckland School was a blast! Kids aged 8 to 17 took on swimming, biking, and running challenges. With awesome support and tons of fun, it was a huge success. We can’t wait for next year’s event!