West Buckland Preparatory School
Our thriving co-educational Preparatory School has its own separate identity and its own special character. The pursuit of excellence and the desire to develop the full potential of each child are two fundamental aims of the school. The curriculum is broad and rich in content and the aim is to exceed the requirements of the national curriculum at all levels.
We also provide a safe, secure and caring environment for the children where they can enjoy their schooldays. Our school fosters natural curiosity and a love of all learning. It provides a broad foundation of academic skills and prepares the children for an active and purposeful life within the wider community.
We help pupils to gain in confidence, enjoy new technology, understand the scientific process, and be equipped to reason and think independently. They learn how to work as part of a team and are encouraged to face challenges and to find solutions to problems.
They do all of this on our outstanding campus shared with the Senior School which provides excellent facilities. We have an indoor, heated 25 metre swimming pool, an outstanding sports complex centred on the Jonathan Edwards Sports Centre which includes numerous football, rugby and hockey pitches, several large hardcourt areas for tennis and netball and a fully equipped gymnasium and incredible facilities for Art, Design Technology and Drama provided by the stunning 150 Building.
We operate a full and busy extra-curricular programme of activities during the lunch period and after school. Children choose to participate in activities which include a range of sports, music, drama, dance, art, construction, design, library, chess, nature and cookery. There are also numerous opportunities to visit local and national places of interest.