Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Major plans unveiled to upgrade West Buckland School

10:00 02 April 2014

A graphic design of the proposed new sixth boarding house and study centre at West Buckland School. Picture: David Wilson Partnership Limited.

A graphic design of the proposed new sixth boarding house and study centre at West Buckland School. Picture: David Wilson Partnership Limited.

David Wilson Partnership Limited

Planning application seeks to create a new study centre plus a 70-bedroom sixth form boarding house.

A graphic design overview of the proposed new sixth boarding house and study centre at West Buckland School.A graphic design overview of the proposed new sixth boarding house and study centre at West Buckland School.

WEST Buckland School has submitted plans for a major upgrade to its campus, including a new Sixth Form boarding house.

The application submitted on behalf of the school by David Wilson Partnership architects details a new study centre which will house open plan learning spaces, library and IT resources over two floors. It will be used by all students across the senior school and will include a dedicated Sixth Form area.

It also covers plans for a state-of-the-art 70 study bedroom Sixth Form boarding house. If are approved, work on the project will begin over the summer with the development completed and ready for students in September 2015.

“This is an incredibly exciting and ambitious project that will bring many benefits for every day and boarding pupil at West Buckland School,” said West Buckland School Headmaster John Vick.

How the new boarding house at West Buckland might appear. Picture: David Wilson Partnership Limited.How the new boarding house at West Buckland might appear. Picture: David Wilson Partnership Limited.

“We want to provide our students with the very best facilities and the study centre will provide a first class learning environment for students across the senior school.

“The boarding house will be a superb facility, with single bedrooms and en suite facilities for boys and girls. The buildings will be built in close proximity and are designed to create a dynamic new hub to the campus that encourages close interaction and integration between our day and boarding students.

“This development will provide students with a remarkable environment in which to learn, live and study. I am confident that if our plans are approved, we will provide the best facilities for sixth formers and younger pupils to be found anywhere in the South West and further afield.”

0 comments

Other News Stories

The A39 near the Hoops Inn in Woolsery. Picture: Donna Paterson.

North Devon is currently under an amber weather warning as heavy rainfall lashes the region. Latest road, flooding and bus service disruptions here.

Read more
10:00
Sophie Welch has become an NCS Leader.

Sophie Welch, 17, chosen from thousands to become an NCS Leader

Read more
07:59
Park School headteacher Gareth Roscoe

Gareth Roscoe reflects on his first 100 days in the job – and a few changes

Read more
Yesterday, 17:57
Don't miss the music, entertainment and antics of the LeperFest at Taddiport in Torrington on Saturday, February 1.

Don’t miss the big parade of lepers plus live music at taddiport this Saturday (February 6) from 8.30pm

Read more
Yesterday, 14:00
KT Tunstall will headline GoldCoast Oceanfest on Sunday, June 19

Big names announced for this year’s GoldCoast Oceanfest at Croyde from June 17-19.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:05
Memories of Barnstaple fair. Picture: Barnstaple Fair Heritage Society

Barnstaple Fair Heritage Society have received a welcome boost after receiving lottery funding for an exciting project.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:31
Geoffrey Cox and Peter Heaton-Jones

Peter Heaton-Jones and Geoffrey Cox are divided on whether or not the UK should leave the EU.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:10
Plans for new homes have been submitted to the council.

Plans for a new housing development in Braunton will be on show next week.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:06
Plans for new homes have been submitted to the council.

A chance to view plans for 60 new homes in the Mead Park area of Bickington.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:57
Care for Kids volunteers Nicola Joslin and Sadie Stone are pictured with (from left) Heidi Smith, Olivia Joslin, Charlotte Joslin and Amy Dunbavin. Picture: Submitted

North Devon charity is urging people to help them care for families after record-breaking fundraising year.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 3°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications