The Buckswood School Difference
Respect, Tradition, Integrity and Honour.
The Legend under the regal lions on Buckswood’s coat of arms reads ” Ad Vitam Paramus” or ”we prepare for life”
But what sort of life do we want for our children, and what skills will they need to be successful? At Buckswood we recognise that every scholar is an individual, born with an unique set of talents and abilities. The net opportunity is cast so wide that as talent is discovered, it is nurtured and cultivated so that every scholar’s potential is fully realised. We want each child to able to stand up on their own two feet and be able to tackle any situation. They must learn that life is not like a playstation. This is achieved by dedicated staff, Teaching at Buckswood is a calling, a vocation not a job.
Buckswood does not recognise the concept of the average pupil: there is no box-ticking template to be followed here because every scholar will be treated differently, with an education tailored to his or her own aptitude. Buckswood small class sized, expert subject specialists and the uniquely inspiring environment come together to produce an educational experience unlike any other
Buckswood instills a can-do spirit of adventure in its scholars who are willing to try something new, understanding that failure is not be feared, knowing that new experience make richer people. A wealth of stimulating and thought-provoking activities and opportunities are complemented by traditional classroom studies. The Buckswood approach opens the mind and produces well-rounded and interesting individuals – learners today, leaders tomorrow.
When your child becomes a Buckswoodian, they are joining a long heritage where ‘old fashioned’ values and manners are as important as academic rigour. A scholar’s first year at Buckswood is spent as a Buck, learning the Buckswood ways these customs and taking on roles of responsibility. Scholars address staff as sir or Ma’am, rise from their chairs when an adult enters the room. say ” good morning” and learn to look you in the eye and have a firm handshake. In a world where these standards are notable by their absence, at Buckswood they form part of the rhythm of everyday life. Deportment and decorum are essential life skills that the Buckswoodian learns at the school
Every situation calls for and teaches scholars the behaviour that will serve them in the future. From impeccable manners in the dining hall, to speaking correctly and presenting yourself elegantly and with confidence, the Buckswoodian thrives and is comfortable in any social setting
Following English public school tradition, prefects and staff wear gown and every scholar wears their uniform with pride and a sense of honour. The scholars join together at the end of every week for the school assembly, which takes place nearby in Guestling church, a tiny architectural gem almost a thousand years old. The school bagpipe master and band lead the procession of prefect and staff for a service of music, though-provoking speeches, sports results and commendations. The Buckswood Family celebrates it’s successes together
The school will have done its job if scholars leave being able to hold their own in a discussion at any level and appreciate the diversity of life within the global community
A Buckswood education teaches scholars not only to be confident but also to be persuasive and impressive in a public forum, to be a leader rather than a mere follower. They strive to stand out in a crowd, being comfortable in their own skin without having to fit into particular box, Success is the only outcome.