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.
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.
Why don’t you come and find out more by joining us for our next virtual Open Day on Saturday 13th March 2021. We’d love to meet you in person but at the moment that’s not possible. However, our students will still give you a virtual tour of the school and you’ll be able to join a live Q&A with the Headmaster and senior members of staff. Finally, you can join more detailed conversations about boarding, academic subjects, sport and our admissions process. Click on the button below to join us – we look forward to meeting you.
"He's always very busy and enjoys the company of his house-and schoolmates, the sports program and especially the EAL lessons."
“In school everyone was really friendly and nice to me. I quickly made many friends from all over the world.”
“My English has improved massively and I have enjoyed my lessons especially drama, design technology and history.”
"I felt very welcome when I came to West Buckland and I am now doing mentoring to support new pupils."
Number of nationalities making up our vibrant boarding community
Percentage of our boarding community who are from the UK.
Number of single, en suite bedrooms in our Sixth Form boarding house.
Percentage of grades at A*-B in our A-level results in 2018.
Percentage of students going to Russell Group universities