Where Dreams Begin

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

Welcome from the Acting 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.

From Nursery to Year 6, our pupils enjoy small class sizes and a stimulating and nurturing environment in which they have the space and time to learn, play and explore.  This really is a school where children are allowed to be children.

A Leading Prep School in Devon

We provide opportunities for every pupil to fire their passions, whilst developing a lifelong love of learning. Being a confident and happy member of our community is important, along with forging strong friendships.

I am incredibly proud of our school and the best way to experience what we do is to come and visit.

– Sarah Phillips, Acting Prep Head

(West Buckland Prep welcomes Mrs Sarah Atkinson, as Prep Head, from April 2023)

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."

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

Wholesome, Fulfilling, Diverse

The sort of education that only a prep school in Devon can truly deliver!

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.