School Innovation and Boarding Recognised

West Buckland has been recognised twice in the last two weeks, for the quality of its boarding provision and for its innovation.


Shortlisted in the Independent School Awards for Boarding School of the Year 2020, the school is recognised for the high standard of boarding across all ages, together with our outstanding boarding facilities in Sixth Form and for the wide ranging activities available for our boarders.

Boarding School of the Year 2020

In addition, Corporate Vision magazine has awarded the school ‘Most Inspirational Day and Boarding School – South West’ for its approach to learning, our newly shaped curriculum offering students a better balance between academic and extra-curricular activities and our response to the COVID-19 outbreak which has won universal praise for its student-teacher interaction and engagement.

Most Innovative Day and boarding School 2020

Headmaster, Phillip Stapleton, sees this as just deserves for his hard-working staff. “The staff have always put the interests and needs of the students first in all our decision-making and I’m delighted that we have been recognised for this. We have always believed that we are a forward thinking school and that we offer a boarding provision that is both happy and active, ensuring our students have the right environment to learn and to thrive.”