With the end of term approaching, we turn our attention to September and what we are expecting to be a full return to lessons. For information on what we have achieved and what how we are planning for September, please click here.
As a BSA school we have signed up to their COVID-Safe Charter, available here. In addition, and to endorse our commitment to ensuring the safety of our students and staff, we have created our own WBS Hygiene Charter.
For our new and returning international students, our Frequently Asked Questions document will provide useful information and reassurances. Please view it here.
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 or Head of EAL, either in person or by Skype call.
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, the overarching criterion is a student’s suitability to follow three courses at A-level, which are primarily academic rather than vocational in nature.
For further information on our admissions process and to apply for a place, please contact the Admissions Manager: