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.


Approximately 85% of our students are from the UK, ensuring that our international students are immersed in an English-speaking, British school environment while benefiting from being part of a strong and close-knit school community.

We understand that leaving home and moving to a new school in a different country can be daunting. That’s why our caring boarding staff go above and beyond to welcome our international students, making them feel right at home and part of our school family.

Most of our international students stay with us for several years, typically until they complete their A-levels. But we also offer the chance for short-term placements, ranging from 2 to 6 weeks, perfect for those wanting a taste of our school life.


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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Percentage of our boarding community who are from the UK

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

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Over 50%

Percentage of students going to Russell Group universities