Head: Mr Phillip Stapleton
We welcome international students to join our friendly and welcoming boarding community.
International students are expected to have a reasonable competence in spoken and written English and the ability to progress with support of the EAL department.
Overseas students applying to study at West Buckland will need:
Copies of their last two school reports
A piece of their handwriting (one to two sides of A4), written in English, telling us about themselves, their hobbies and interests
Students are then usually interviewed by the Headmaster, Head of Sixth Form, and or Head of EAL (if appropriate), online.
Some students may also be asked to take assessments in English and maths. Students wishing to study French or Spanish will also take an assessment in these subjects.
For entry at Years 7-11, the school assesses students on their academic abilities and potential to achieve five or more GCSE passes at Grade 5 when they complete Year 11.
For A-level entry into Years 12-13, we would expect a student to have five iGCSE passes at grade 5. They will also be asked to meet with the Head, Head of Sixth Form and other staff as applicable. For those not studying iGCSEs, students will be assessed on the basis of their school reports, current attainment and potential.
For further information on our admissions process and to apply for a place, please contact the Admissions Manager: