West Buckland has been recognised twice in the last two weeks, for the quality of its boarding provision and for its innovation.

Shortlisted in the Independent School Awards for Boarding School of the Year 2020, the school is recognised for the high standard of boarding across all ages, together with its outstanding boarding facilities in Sixth Form and for the wide-ranging activities available for boarders.

In addition, Corporate Vision magazine has awarded the school ‘Most Innovative Day and Boarding School – South West’ for its approach to learning, its newly shaped curriculum offering students a better balance between academic and extra-curricular activities, and its response to the COVID-19 outbreak which has won universal praise for its student-teacher interaction and engagement.

Headmaster, Phillip Stapleton, sees this as just reward for his hard-working staff. “The staff have always put the interests and needs of the students first in all our decision-making and I’m delighted that we have been recognised for this. We have always believed that we are a forward-thinking school and that we offer a boarding provision that is both happy and active, ensuring our students have the right environment to learn and to thrive.”