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Live Open Day

We’re delighted to be able to invite families to a live Open Day, for Prep and Senior school, on Monday 3rd May. To find out more and to register for these events, please click here.

International Students

There is a thriving and vibrant international boarding community at West Buckland and we are always delighted to welcome international students aged 11-18 to join us.

Welcome

Around 85% of students are from the UK which means our international students are immersed in an English-speaking, British school environment, whilst benefiting from being part of a strong and close-knit school community.

It can be a daunting prospect to leave home and move to a new school in a new country and our caring boarding staff do all they can to welcome our international students and make them feel at home and part of the school family.

The majority of our international students join us for a number of years, through to the completion of their A-levels, but we also offer opportunities for students to come for short term placements for between 2 to 6 weeks, typically.

Quarantine Arrangements

For the majority of entry times during the COVID pandemic, and when the government regulations allow, we can accommodate international students during any required quarantine period, here at school. Our boarding parents will manage the students’ welfare and they will be well cared for at all times.  Please contact [email protected] to discuss any quarantine queries.

Parent Testimonial

"He's always very busy and enjoys the company of his house-and schoolmates, the sports program and especially the EAL lessons."

Student Testimonial

“In school everyone was really friendly and nice to me. I quickly made many friends from all over the world.”

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Number of nationalities making up our vibrant boarding community

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25%

Percentage of our boarding community who are from the UK.

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70

Number of single, en suite bedrooms in our Sixth Form boarding house.

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86.5%

Percentage of grades at A*-B in our A-level results in 2020.

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Over 50%

Percentage of students going to Russell Group universities