Giving your child the best possible start in the best possible environment.
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.
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; dishevelled hair and muddy knees are signs of a day well spent.
Being an integral part of the wider school community at West Buckland means our pupils have access to superb facilities and our Prep staff are all experts in their field. We aim to create happy confident learners who have the skills and character to face the challenges of our modern world.
Most importantly, our school is happy, the sound of children’s chatter and laughter fill our corridors. I hope you will come and visit us to see what makes our school such a magical place to learn.
– Sarah Atkinson, Prep Head
“The school environment cleverly manages to nurture and challenge Joe simultaneously .”
"The facilities and opportunities West Buckland Prep offers are outstanding.”
"We are so pleased we moved to West Buckland!"
"We were made to feel welcome immediately by the friendly staff and children."
"After changing schools half way through their primary school education - they settled very quickly and haven’t looked back."
“‘I love school’ he tells both us and friends. That makes us happy parents.”
"The staff at West Buckland strike a perfect balance between securing the respect of the children whilst not losing sight that learning should be fun."
"We wanted a school that achieved our desire for our boys to achieve their potential academically but not at the expense of them being children"
"Our children especially enjoy the variety of activities on offer during the school day, and have benefited from them hugely."
Our location is a huge part of what defines us. Situated on the edge of Exmoor, with beautiful rolling hills on all sides – we enjoy a wonderful, nurturing and safe campus location for our prep and senior school students.
And being just half an hour from the beach has its advantages too! We pride ourselves on the rounded nature of the education we deliver as a leading prep school in Devon.