Recognition for the school's excellent work

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.

Phillip Stapleton


I’m extremely proud to be Headmaster at West Buckland School. My three children attend the school and are thriving here. As well as being a Chemistry teacher, I’m a keen musician and play the double bass. I’m also enthusiastic about sport and have taken part in several ultra marathons, including the Polar Marathon.