Go West for a First Class Education

A move to the South West involves no compromise with your teenagers education. Lifestyle, well-being and happiness are all a natural part of an outstanding West Buckland education.

Welcome to West Buckland Sixth

The Perfect Reason to Go West For Your Children's Education

Has your child ever caught a wave next to their Headmaster? Ever hit the beach mid-week to study rockpools? Or traversed a glorious Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to study soil erosion?

We bet they’d like to.

Growing up is based on friendships, exploration, personal successes, happiness and adventure. As parents, we know that all these are what enable your child to develop into the rounded, strong, self-confident and resilient adults of the future.

So what is Go-West all about? It’s about combining an outstanding academic record with an extra-curricular programme bursting with adventure and challenge. It’s about fresh air and formative experiences. It’s about breaking free of the city and creating young-adults that live, laugh and progress to some of the country’s top universities.


If you want to delve further into what Devon can offer, then come visit us at our next Sixth form Open Evening.

You will get to understand why we’re described as “a gem of a school in an exceptional location” by the Good Schools Guide.


Parent Testimonials

Hear from the parents who made the choice to Go West

"Our children grasped every opportunity available and grew in self-confidence"

There is an underlying foundation based on personalised child welfare and development. Our children grasped every opportunity available to them and in return grew in self-confidence, emerging as grounded, socially aware and respectful individuals and all going on to have successful careers.

"We knew we wanted a school with a strong academic ethos"

Our move to Devon was triggered by a search for less pollution, busyness and stress. We wanted a co-ed school life with plenty of outdoor activity for our daughters, but with a strong academic ethos too and it was proving difficult to find that balance in our previous location.

We were impressed by the happy, kind and caring atmosphere from both teachers and pupils and the stunning campus where the children are encouraged to play and learn in the fresh air.

"He Came Home Full of Confidence"

Our son joined West Buckland as a full- time sixth form boarder. We chose West Buckland because it has a lovely feel to it, friendly but with the right amount of “firm”.

The atmosphere in Parker’s is of one big, happy family and the facilities are outstanding. The students learn to be independent, including doing their own washing, which is great because he does it at home now….

He went away a boy with mixed emotions about boarding and he came home a young man full of confidence– thank you West Buckland.


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Sports and extra-curricular activities on offer

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A-levels passed at Grade A+ to A in 2018

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Pollution rating Bristol v Barnstaple (max. 6)

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Over 50%

% of students going to Russell Group universities

Nearest airports:

Bristol: 1 ½ hour
Exeter: 1 hour

Heathrow Airport:

3 ½ hours

Adjacent to:
Atlantic coastline and Exmoor National Park

Nearest town:
Barnstaple: 15 minutes