Boarding School in Devon
West Buckland School in West Bucckland, Barnstaple was founded in 1858 and is an independent day and boarding school for boys and girls set in 100 acres of beautiful North Devon countryside in the South West of England.
Today, West Buckland is top 10 UK boarding schools, with a strong supportive community, welcoming about 700 children aged from three to eighteen years into our Nursery, Preparatory, Senior School and Sixth Form Boarding.
Teaching is challenging and stimulating, and this top UK boarding school has a consistently high record of academic achievement. Our students also benefit from exceptional opportunities in sport, music, the performing arts and a whole host of other extra-curricular activities.
The aims and ethos of this top UK boarding school are to enable all pupils to develop the personal qualities, abilities and values which will prepare them to make the most of their own lives and to contribute to society.
Sixth Form Boarding School
We currently have around 130 students studying at A-levels Boarding School in a range of subjects, enabling them to progress to degree courses of all kinds. Many students have been at West Buckland throughout their education, while increasing numbers are joining us after completing their GCSEs at other schools in the UK. We also welcome sixth formers from many other countries who wish to enjoy the unique ethos of the West Buckland Sixth Form Boarding School.
Our academic results are very strong, consistently placing us amongst the highest performing schools in the South West.
As a sixth former at West Buckland, you will benefit from first class teaching, outstanding facilities, a superb range of extra-curricular activities and be encouraged to express your own views, think independently, develop your own ideas and gain the confidence to succeed in your life beyond school.