Our Community

Ask anyone in Buckland Newton and you will quickly find out that ours is a thriving community. Although we are a relatively small village (a total population, including the outlying hamlets that make up the parish, of just over 600), we have almost everything you could wish for.

The school plays a very active part in the local community, through the Governing Body, Staff involvement and the Friends of Buckland Newton School (FBNS) - see the links at left.

In addition to the School, there is a Village Shop, local pubs (The Gaggle of Geese, Halsey Arms), the church, with which the school has strong links, and a new development of 10 affordable houses. We also have a fine Village Hall (extensively rebuilt in 2001 with the aid of a Lottery Grant).

There are many local groups, clubs and societies, covering a wide range of interests. Details of many of these and an indication of the large number of events can be found on the Buckland Newton Community Website. As well as the website, there is a local Newsletter The Lydden Vale News.

Each year the village hosts a Village Fete on August Bank Holiday Monday which attracts visitors from miles around and raises a considerable amount of money for village activities including the School. The Gaggle of Geese pub is also famous for its twice-yearly Goose Auction, again raising large amounts for Charity.

The newly refurbished Playground Area opposite the school provides a wonderful play area for children.

The Buckland Newton Community Website is an excellent website, which has lots more details about this beautiful area. Please click HERE to visit it.