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.
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.
"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 2020.
Percentage of students going to Russell Group universities