West Buckland Primary School

From the 1st May 2018 the school is proud to be a member of the Richard Huish Trust

Visit the school website! http://www.westbucklandprimary.org.uk/

West Buckland is a small primary school which draws most of its children from the village, though an increasing number now come from nearby Wellington. We have known many of our pupils from birth and several children have parents and grandparents who attended here. The caring and inclusive family atmosphere, which is commented on by many visitors, celebrates children’s individuality, nurtures their strengths and supports them when they need help.

Our last Ofsted report (December 2012) states that West Buckland is ‘a good school’

 In particular the inspectors said that ‘attitudes to learning are exemplary across the school’. They praised the quality of the curriculum and the good progress that children make due to the way that teachers match work very closely to the needs of the children and give outstanding feedback to help them improve. The report recognises that our children are ‘very proud of their school’. We couldn’t ask for any greater recommendation than that!
The full inspection report can be seen here: http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/provider/ELS/123712

Our school is housed in the original Victorian building with three additional classrooms. Two of these were erected recently and we are now enjoying teaching and learning in these bright, spacious rooms. We also have a cosy and well-stocked library and a‘log cabin’ housing a small kitchen and two group teaching rooms. Our beautiful field and wildlife garden overlook open farmland.



West Buckland School has a very active PTFA which raises considerable sums of money each year to enhance the children’s learning and enrich the curriculum. In particular, they are very supportive of our belief in out-of-classroom learning and regularly contribute towards transport costs, theatre and museum visits. The PTFA also organises a wide range of social events for children, adults and families, all of which help to build a strong school community. We enjoy strong links with our local church, WI and with West Buckland Pre-School.

We believe that West Buckland School offers children the best possible start to their school life and equips them to move on to the next stage of their education as independent, confident and courteous young people.

If you would like to know more about our school, or would like to arrange a visit, please contact us by email on office@westbuckland.somerset.sch.uk or telephone 01823 663376. We very much look forward to meeting you.