West Buckland COVID-19 updates

With the end of term approaching, we turn our attention to September and what we are expecting to be a full return to lessons.  For information on what we have achieved and what how we are planning for September, please click here.

As a BSA school we have signed up to their COVID-Safe Charter, available here.  In addition, and to endorse our commitment to ensuring the safety of our students and staff, we have created our own WBS Hygiene Charter.

For our new and returning international students, our Frequently Asked Questions document will provide useful information and reassurances. Please view it here.

School Opens for Some Younger Students Whilst Home Learning Continues

Whilst we opened our doors to Year 1 and 6 children for the first time this term, whilst also welcoming key worker and some boarding students, home learning continues as normal, with some more creative masterpieces!

Over the past few weeks the school has been working unbelievably hard behind the scenes to prepare for the return of our students and this week we were delighted to welcome those from Years 1 and 6. We are also continuing with our care for key worker children and also boarders in our Sixth Form house, Parker’s.

Stringent social distancing rules, extra washing stations and clear signage have all been put in place to ensure the pupils are as safe as possible, with the children being grouped in specific ‘pods’ for learning, eating and recreation.

The sound of laughter and excited children was a joy to hear, once again.




After a well-earned rest over half term, our very successful home learning programme has continued for all ages and we’ve been seeing some really fantastic creativity from our pupils.

Prep school children have been studying subjects varying from Japanese art to Anderson shelters, creating their own versions, with amazing results.


In Prep 5, one activity was to recreate ‘The Great Wave Of Kanagawa.’ By Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)

And others were building boats, making spoons, cooking cakes, painting, making music and generally being very busy and having a great deal of fun!


Our Year 8 and 9 mathematicians have been studying the work of Maurits Cornelius Escher, a Dutch graphic artist who specialised in mathematically-inspired lithographs, woodcuts and mezzotints.

The Year 8s have also been making their own videos teaching the irregular past tense in French!


The Art department has sent out a challenge to all the West Buckland community to recreate a famous work of art!  The Year 7s have been very busy with this with some absolutely fantastic results!