Boarding at Buckswood School
Sending your child away to a boarding school is a difficult decision for any parent, but boarding schools nowadays, especially Buckswood, are a home away from home where children are nurtured within a structured and busy environment, Thriving on the daily challenges, the boarding experience ensures your child develops the skills for independent living: giving them a sense of belonging, self-discipline, structure, and having a sense of worth and responsibility.
The boarding facilities at Buckswood provide a happy, nurturing structured environment where the routine of daily life translates into a focussed, self-motivated and disciplined approach in the classroom.
The boarding accommodation is spread over the campus and each House is proud of it’s individual character, from the 15th Century School House complete with oak beams and fire places, the girls’ Victorian manor Guestling Hall, the country cottages of Oaks House, or the modern lodges of Rowling and Kipling: each with a House Tutor and dedicated staff who are personally responsible for each and every boarder in their care. The house system is a unique to British education and at Buckswood there are six houses, each giving it’s members – especially new arrivals – an extra sense of belonging within the larger Buckswood family.
The accommodation ranges single room to bedrooms catering for four, mostly with en-suite facilities and view over the English countryside, Scholars room with others of the same age and for the international boarder, the arrangements promote faster progress in English Language skills and cultural awareness, mixing young people from over forty nationalities, with support, advice and medical care available on site.
A full programme of evening and weekend activities ensure that these times are structured: study, relaxation and housekeeping skills are developed to allow each boarder to grow into a confident, independent and organised individual.
The Buckswood chef and his staff prepare and cook a wide variety of healthy balanced meals. Bread is cooked daily and fruit and water are always available. All meals are served in our wood-panelled Dining Hall with the Headmaster sharing every meal time, ensuring that the highest standards of cuisine and table manners are maintained, preparing scholars with the social etiquette for their futures.
“Living and learning in an international setting fully integrated with the native English-speaking day pupils, offers the Buckswood boarder the unique opportunity to blend their heritage with British traditions and customs – making them truly global citizens.”