West Buckland COVID-19 updates

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.

Harry Sampson


Harry Sampson

Since joining West Buckland in Year 7 I have really enjoyed my time and in particular the sporting opportunities available, as well as the drama productions and music. Performing Guys and Dolls, in the Queen’s Theatre, Barnstaple, and singing in the chapel choir, which I had never done before, have been real highlights.

I have loved getting involved and challenging myself in all the sporting opportunities. I had never played rugby or hockey before joining but, thanks to the immense effort of the coaching staff, I now play first team rugby, hockey, tennis and cross-country, as they encouraged me to perform at my best.

Saturday sport fixtures are the highlight of my week and I love the team spirit. This also helps socially, making friends for life and creating unforgettable memories.

Although my extra-curricular activities do require a large commitment, I do get a great deal of support from the teachers and pupils around me with classwork and homework, which helps me balance my time and make sure I can succeed in my academics too.

I find the careers lessons really useful as they allow me to set goals for the future and to have a plan. The fantastic support I get and the information teachers give me gives me confidence for success in the future.