Head: Mr Phillip Stapleton
Our mission is to provide a forward-thinking education consisting of personalised development, innovative experiences and excellent learning.
West Buckland School was founded in 1858 to bring education to the rural families and it is these principles of inclusion and social mobility which are at the heart of the West Buckland ethos. We have a strong history of internationalism, attracting students from all over the world. We take pride in our multi-cultural community in which everyone feels like family, with life-long friendships being formed which span the globe. West Buckland strives to help all students to be the best they can be, offering equal rights and opportunities whilst respecting different strengths, abilities and interests.
CONFIDENCE : aspiring to make a difference through effective communication and generosity of spirit
CRITICAL THINKING : to have the courage to question, analyse and evaluate for better understanding and informed judgement
CREATIVE : to innovate rather than imitate, to develop the capacity to make connections and challenge the status quo
COURAGE : do what is right, realising that you all have something special to give, and embrace a full education that develops independence, integrity, resilience and strength of character
COMMITMENT : to be hard-working and rigorous, respecting who you are and what you are doing
CARING : to serve your inclusive community within the context of Christian values and use empathy and reflection to maximize your own and others’ potential
CURIOSITY : to be inquiring and open-minded, to know yourself
At West Buckland, our mission is to steer pupils and parents through a changing and challenging educational landscape to give them the best possible chance in a future of global fluidity.
Charting a way through choppy waters requires the confidence to find solutions by thinking critically as well as creatively. We instil our students with the courage to act with a generous heart when making decisions, committed to doing what is right while caring for others and their community.
We believe that West Buckland School should offer a world class education in day and boarding, 3-18 co-education for local, regional and international students.
The Estates Development Vision complements the School Strategic Plan to explore the potential development opportunities, in terms of buildings and facilities, that could be delivered over the next 10 years. Please take a look: