Join us in Kenya

Prep School Deputy Head Sarah Phillips and Head of Boarding Matt Robinson look forward to meeting you.

Sarah and Matthew

Sarah Phillips is the Prep School Deputy Head at West Buckland School. She brings experience from working at a school in Kenya and is dedicated to her role. With three boys at the school, Sarah is actively involved in various clubs and activities, including climbing, swimming, and surfing. Outside of work, she enjoys walking her dog Dudu.

Matthew Robinson serves as the Head of Boarding and Deputy Safeguarding Lead at West Buckland School. His role involves overseeing the well-being and success of the boarding community, ensuring a diverse range of opportunities for the students’ development. Alongside his responsibilities, Matthew is a former international rugby player and teaches in the PE department. He has two children attending the school. In his free time, Matthew enjoys cooking West Indian cuisine and maintaining his fitness.

West Buckland is touching down in Kenya!

Miss Phillips and Mr Robinson will be in Kenya 17-19th June.

  • Saturday 17th June: Ndume 7’s Gilgil.
  • Sunday 18th June: Fairview Hotel, Nairobi. 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
  • Monday 19th June: Hemingway’s, Nairobi. 11am-13:30.

West Buckland School is a distinguished, co-educational day and boarding school, for students aged 3 to 18 years. Situated within Exmoor National Park in North Devon, England, with renowned surfing beaches and stunning hiking trails on our doorstep.

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Exciting opportunities

Around 85% of students are from the UK which means our international students are immersed in an English-speaking, British school environment, whilst benefiting from being part of a strong and close-knit school community.

It can be a daunting prospect to leave home and move to a new school in a new country and our caring boarding staff do all they can to welcome our international students and make them feel at home and part of the school family.

The majority of our international students join us for a number of years, through to the completion of their A-levels, but we also offer opportunities for students to come for short term placements for between 2 to 6 weeks, typically.

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Get in touch and arrange a meeting using the form below or by clicking on the WhatsApp button. Sarah and Matt can’t wait to meet you, provide you with more information and answer any questions you may have.

You can also get a feel for West Buckland School and see our excellent location, the facilities we have available and much more by exploring our virtual tour below.

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