The school has been shortlisted in the TES School Awards 2022, recognising the fantastic environmental and sustainability work inspired by our Head of Biology, Mr Noah Shawcross.
The school is also a finalist in the ‘Special Sixth Form’ category, and highly commended in the Giving Something Back category of the Muddy Stilettos awards for 2022.
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: