Prep (3-11)

Giving your child the best possible start in the best possible environment.

Prep Personal Tour

Welcome from the Prep Head

Choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions any parent will make and I firmly believe that West Buckland Prep School gives children the very best start in life.

A Leading Prep School in Devon

West Buckland Prep School is a vibrant hive of activity. No two days are the same and we pride ourselves on providing opportunities and experiences that challenge and inspire, whilst creating a passion for life-long learning.

We are so lucky to sit on an idyllic site on the edge of Exmoor. Our pupils have access to nearly 100 acres of green space in which to learn, play and explore. This really is a school where children are allowed to be children

SARAH ATKINSON, PREP HEAD

Parent Testimonial

“The school environment cleverly manages to nurture and challenge Joe simultaneously .”

Parent Testimonial

"The facilities and opportunities West Buckland Prep offers are outstanding.”

Parent Testimonial

"We are so pleased we moved to West Buckland!"

Parent Testimonial

"We were made to feel welcome immediately by the friendly staff and children."

Parent Testimonial

"After changing schools half way through their primary school education - they settled very quickly and haven’t looked back."

Prep Stats


5.15pm

Late pick up

130

Number of pupils

70%

Pupils learn an instrument

1:9

Staff to children ratio

14

Average class size

20+

Activities across the academic year

8am

Early bird drop off

100

Acres of countryside

We'd love to meet you

We hold regular Open Days in the Autumn and Spring and a number of others online.  Keep a look out for these.

However, if you’d like to get the ball rolling sooner, why not book an online appointment with our Admissions Team?

Book a Meeting with Admissions

A thriving coeducational independent day and boarding school in Devon for boys and girls aged 3-18, located on a beautiful rural campus between Barnstaple and Exmoor.

HOW TO FIND US:

West Buckland School,
Barnstaple, Devon,
EX32 0SX.

ADJACENT TO:

Atlantic coastline and
Exmoor National Park

NEAREST TOWN:

Barnstaple: 15 minutes

Whole School Open Day
Sat 21st Sept
From 9:30am
Join us for our Whole School Open Day and discover how a West Buckland School education can benefit your child.
Whole School Open Day
Sat 21st Sept
From 9:30am
Join us for our Whole School Open Day and discover how a West Buckland School education can benefit your child.