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 (the total population, including the outlying hamlets that  make up the parish, is upwards of 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).

In addition to the school, there is a village shop, a village hall, local pubs (The Gaggle of Geese, Halsey Arms), the Holy Rood Church, with which the school has strong links, and a new development of 10 affordable houses.

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 contributions that are of benefit to our school.