Join our International Community

We welcome international students to join our friendly and welcoming boarding community.

Applying to Study With Us

It’s a significant decision to choose a school, and we’re genuinely delighted that you’re considering West Buckland School.

Why West Buckland School 


International students are expected to have reasonable competence in spoken and written English and the ability to progress with support of our English as an Additional Language (EAL) department.

EAL Department


Overseas students applying to study at West Buckland will need:

  • Copies of their last two school reports.
  • Personal Statement: a handwritten report of one to two sides of A4 written in English.

Students will be interviewed online by the Head or the Head of Sixth Form. Some students may also meet the Head of EAL to assess their level of English.

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.

Student Visa Process

Registration Form


What you will Need

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 / IBCP 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 our Admissions Manager:

[email protected]



  • Sixth Form Prospectus
  • Senior Prospectus
  • GCSE
  • A-levels / IBCP

Boarding life

  • A day in the life of a boarder
  • Extra Curricular Activities
  • Pastoral Care
  • West Buckland School Overview


  • Registration Form
  • Map and Information
  • Airport Transfer Dates
  • International Guardian Information