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.
West Buckland School is rated in the Top 40 co-ed boarding schools in the UK for our academic performance.
GCSE and A-level performance has been amongst the best in the South West for a good number of years, establishing West Buckland as the highest performing co-educational boarding school in the South West peninsula.
Our first-class teaching and personal support, alongside outstanding HE advice, frequently enables them, often, to surpass their own expectations.
A-level performance has been consistently excellent over many years and we have a strong track record in helping our students get to some of the best universities.
This is particularly impressive taking into consideration the breadth of entry into our Sixth Form, with the school welcoming students who can aspire to five of more Grade 5s at GCSE results for entry into the Sixth Form.
The 5-year average % A*-A grades at A-level (excluding 2020)
The 5-year average % grades A* to B at A-level. (excluding 2020)
5- year % pass rate at A-level.
The % grades A*- A in the Extended Project Qualification in 2020.
Our options system and exam entry policies reflect our desire to give students the opportunities to succeed across a broad range of subjects.
Notable statistics from our recent GCSE results:
The 5-year % that achieved 4-9 for Mathematics at GCSE
5 - year average % of grades that were passed at 9-7
5 - year average % of students achieved ALL 9-7
No. of students achieving ALL 9s in 2019 (UK total: only 732)
Our approach is certainly not influenced by any attempt to maximise our position in the so-called ‘league tables’. The focus is always on personal development of each child, enabling them to push themselves just enough to reach their maximum potential