Despite the national lockdown, the school remains OPEN for full boarders and key worker children, with other students following our successful online learning programme from home. We are still welcoming applications from students of all ages. Click here for scholarship information.
From Nursery to Year 6, our pupils enjoy a stimulating and nurturing environment in which they have the space and time to learn, play and explore. Find out how your child can join us.
We want to make it as easy as possible for you to join us and recommend that you take the following steps to help you decide whether our school is the perfect place for your child.
We hold two Open Days during the year, in October and May. However, currently we would encourage you to contact the Admissions office, so we can arrange a ‘virtual’ tour of the school and a one-to-one meeting with the Headmaster.
In normal circumstances, every day is an Open Day at West Buckland and we would encourage anyone interested in joining our Prep School to get in touch with the Admissions office on 01598 760178 to organise a visit.
From here, we’ll arrange a visit and an appointment to meet the Prep Headmaster.
All children will need to be registered with the school before they are considered for a place.
This involves a short form, which you can download via the ‘Additional Information & Forms’ section below. Just hit the down arrow for the registration form.
Whilst there is no formal entrance assessment into our Prep School, we would like to meet prospective parents and their children to ensure their suitability and potential. We will request copies of previous school reports and, from Year 3 onwards, review their reading, writing and maths ability.
Pupils in the Prep school do not have to take an assessment to enter the Senior School.
Hopefully, we will be in a position to offer your child a place at West Buckland and we will guide you through the processes leading up to the day your child joins us.
If you’re already enrolled and completed the admissions process, then head over to the Prep School New Starter page for information packs.