West Buckland Virtual Open Days

We are preparing for our next round of very successful Virtual Open Days. For a chance to ‘tour’ the school, meet the Headmaster and senior staff and take part in a live Q&A session, join us on:

Prep (age 3-11): Saturday 3rd October, 09:30 (BST)
Senior (age 11-18): Saturday 3rd October, 11:00 (BST)
Sixth Form: Wednesday 14th October, 18:00 (BST)

Following each of these events, parents can book an individual tour of the school at a convenient date.
To register for these events, please click here:

For those looking to join Year 7 in September 2021, please contact us to book a time to come into school to sit the entrance assessment.

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.


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.

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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Percentage of grades at A*-B in our A-level results in 2018.

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Over 50%

Percentage of students going to Russell Group universities