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Ask old pupils of West Buckland to talk about the effect of Government changes on secondary education during their time at the school, and they may he… More...

Cordy Wheeler

On 13th June, 1972, Cordy Wheeler died, 49 years ago, that is. More...

Tony Moon (32-37B)

Our thanks to Georgina Moon, who sent us these wonderful pictures of her grandfather Tony from his time at WBS. Along with the photos was a promotiona… More...

1910 (M.R Roberts (05-12B) (Middle, Left)

A focus on Michael Roberts, Head Boy & Fortescue Medallist, who served in two Word Wars and became a Brigadier. We are grateful for his service to WBS… More...

Berwick Coates

This article is adapted from an assembly I gave on Monday, 14th May, 2012.  You will see why the date is significant if you read on. More...

Berwick Coates

If you had a pound for every time you clapped in an assembly for successes won by somebody else, you`d be a rich person, wouldn`t you?  But you don`t;… More...

Everybody at this time is beset by uncertainty and concern. It seemed therefore a good idea to try and ease the burden of this with a little dose of n… More...

Berwick Coates

A local story about the War to commemorate Armistice Day. More...

Our heartfelt thanks to Berwick Coates for keeping us entertained and enlightened during these unusual times. More...

Let's hear it for Fortescue! Science Fiction author, Brian Aldiss, England Rugby legend Victor Ubogu and Captain of The Boro, George Friend have all w… More...

The Courtenay House has produced top sportspeople like Champion Jockey, Lizzie Kelly and England Cricketer Craig Overton. Berwick explores who Courten… More...

Letter writing from West Buckland in the 1960s

Before the days of mobile phones, email and social media! - D.J.Shapland (1963-1970F) More...

House allegiance has always played a significant role in the life of West Buckland School. More...

Ever wondered about the origins of our dear school? To mark the 150th celebrations of WBS, Berwick Coates gave this interview... More...

14 year old Jack's Diary 8th May 1945

We were recently asked by David Cummins (40-50G) if any of his cohort recalled what occured at WBS on VE Day 1945. Our thanks to James Leslau for his … More...

Street Party

Our thanks to Berwick Coates for his insights on VE Day More...

Many veteran cricket fans in England will declare without hesitation that the most celebrated batsman ever to play for Somerset was Harold Gimblett.  More...

Hugh Darvill

Hugh Douglas Darvill was appointed to the school in January, 1914, to teach Maths and to be the Fourth Form Master. More...

Ahead of their time..

Thank you to Terry Curtayne (51-56F) for providing this photo of the WBS (unofficial) jazz band of 1955-6.  More...

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