Sixth Form

We pride ourselves on providing some of the best facilities, finest opportunities and greatest experiences of any Sixth Form in Devon and the wider the region.

WBS Sixth Form –
Be Future Ready

As Head of Sixth Form, it gives me great pleasure to extend a warm welcome to both prospective and current students, parents and guardians. Our Sixth Form is a vibrant community where students are encouraged to flourish academically, personally and socially.

At West Buckland School, we believe that who our students become matters just as much as what they achieve. Our holistic approach to education fosters not only intellectual growth but also the development of character in line with our school values: resilience, honesty, respect, curiosity and kindness. We are committed to nurturing well-rounded individuals who are prepared to make a positive impact on their communities and the world beyond. Whether you’re joining us for the first time or continuing your educational journey, our dedicated team of staff is here to help you reach your full potential and achieve your goals.

As you navigate through our website, you’ll discover the wide range of academic subjects including the exciting IB Career Related Programme, extracurricular activities and enrichment opportunities available to our Sixth Form students; there’s something for everyone to get involved in to make the most of their time with us.

I invite you to explore our website further to learn more about what makes our Sixth Form a unique and exciting place to study. Should you have any questions or require assistance, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our admissions team.

We look forward to welcoming you to our Sixth Form community and supporting you on your journey towards success and fulfilment.

Matt Brimson, Head of Sixth Form

WBS Sixth Form –
Be Future Ready

Our Sixth Form is truly the jewel in our crown. We produce outstanding A-level results and take great pride in helping you to be ‘future ready’.

As a Sixth Former, your focal point will be Parker’s, our amazing Sixth Form centre, which provides a friendly, welcoming and comfortable environment to enhance your own sense of values and identity. And our extensive programme of extra-curricular activities will ensure you make friends, feel inspired and have a fantastic couple of years.

We can’t wait for you to join us!


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Number of single, en-suite bedrooms in Parker’s

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We offer more than 30 subject choices including IBCP, CTEC and BTEC.

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The percentage of passes at Grade A*- B in 2023

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The percentage pass rate of A-levels in 2023

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Percentage of pupils going to Russell Group universities


The activity periods available to Sixth Formers per week

A thriving coeducational independent day and boarding school in Devon for boys and girls aged 3-18, located on a beautiful rural campus between Barnstaple and Exmoor.


West Buckland School,
Barnstaple, Devon,
EX32 0SX.


Atlantic coastline and
Exmoor National Park


Barnstaple: 15 minutes

Whole School Open Day
Sat 21st Sept
From 9:30am
Join us for our Whole School Open Day and discover how a West Buckland School education can benefit your child.
Whole School Open Day
Sat 21st Sept
From 9:30am
Join us for our Whole School Open Day and discover how a West Buckland School education can benefit your child.