Devon School Features in Top 40 UK Co-ed Boarding Schools – West Buckland School

15 May 2019

West Buckland School, located on the edge of Exmoor National Park in Devon, has been placed in the UK’s Top 40 co-educational boarding schools, based on A-Level results. It is one of only two West Country co-ed boarding schools in the Top 40, positioning it amongst some of the best-known and most selective schools in the country.

The ranking table has been produced for by independent body Education Advisers Ltd and measures the number of A* and A grades awarded to students. This further enhances the school’s impressive academic record, for which it has gained an enviable reputation.

The result is particularly pleasing because, unlike many other schools featured in the ranking table, West Buckland is largely non-selective, and only requires students to have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above to enter the Sixth Form in Year 12.

The school also features in the Top 100 for GCSE results out of all boarding schools in the UK (this includes both single-sex and co-educational schools).

Headmaster, Mr Phillip Stapleton, says “This is a particularly pleasing recognition because the school is not a hothouse but believes that children should be able to develop at their own pace. Coming 35th in the UK shows that parents can have the best of all worlds for their children, a first-class education alongside a healthy and active lifestyle in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.”