Why West Buckland?

Because we are the highest performing co-ed boarding school in the South West of England, with a happy and vibrant boarding community.

An Idyllic and Friendly Place for Learning

West Buckland School welcomes overseas students into a strong and supportive boarding and school community where friendships are made for life.

The school is set in a beautiful and safe rural setting, with wide open spaces and spectacular beaches and countryside very close by.

Overseas students will integrate fully and receive an authentic British education, whilst participating in a wide range of academic and extra-curricular opportunities.

The school benefits from having remarkable facilities for sport, art design and technology and the performing arts, as well as an outstanding Sixth Form boarding house.

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Ensuring Future Success

The school has a consistently high academic record and is the highest performing co-educational day and boarding school in the South West peninsular.

The five-year average for Grades passed at A-level at A* to B is 72%.

With a dedicated and very successful Higher Education and Careers department we help our students take the best paths to their chosen career and gain places at some of the country’s top universities.

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Year 12, long-term boarder, Thailand

Everyone is so friendly here and the staff are really helpful and supportive. I have made some of the best friends ever and we have become really close. Thank you, West Buckland, for letting me be part of your family!

Year 13, full-time boarder, from Japan

Starting my West Buckland life at Year 7 at the bottom of the Senior school and now being Year 13, top of the senior school, time has flown by with many precious memories both day times and within the boarding community. Along with my three A-levels, Chemistry, Physics and Maths, dance has been a huge part of my West Buckland life with range of genres from ballet to street and jazz. The dance show which happens every year, full of dance talents has been the highlight working with younger students from nursery up to Year 13. Being the only Japanese student in the whole school has given me an interesting experience which I am sure I will value in the future.

Year 9, long-term boarder, from Russia

Hello, I am from Russia. I have started studying in this school since Easter holidays in Year 8 and now I am in Year 9. I am enjoying my time here and I have got many friends. I am enjoying the boarding community and it made me a much more responsible person. Here, unlike Russian schools, I have an opportunity to choose subjects which are interesting for me and might be connected with my future higher education. In my A-Levels (in the twelfth and thirteenth class), I plan to study chemistry, biology and physics.

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