Welcome to West Buckland School

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

Has your child ever caught a wave next to their Headmaster? Or traversed Exmoor National Park to study soil erosion?

We bet they’d like to.

Childhood memories should be made from friendships, exploration, personal successes, happiness and adventure. As parents, we know that all these enable them to develop into well-rounded, self-confident and resilient adults of the future.

Go-West is about combining an outstanding academic education that balances their time carefully, with an extra-curricular programme that supports their physical & mental wellbeing. 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. It’s about offering flexibility for busy families.


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

Reasons to Go West

Book a tour

The best way to find out more about our wonderful facilities and location is to visit us. Every day is an open day.

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Explore the area

Why not extend your visit to take in some of the beautiful North Devon coast and countryside by staying here for a few days? We’ve partnered with a range of accommodation providers to offer you some fantastic and varied options for your stay.

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Read More

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Parent Testimonials

Hear from the parents who made the choice to Go West

The School Became the Centre of our House Search

We moved to Devon from West Sussex because we felt that if would improve our family life, giving us more time together. Once we had visited West Buckland School, it became the centre of our house search and since our son has started at the Prep school, we've seen a dramatic increase in his confidence and willingness to give new activities a go.

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 great. 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.

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