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Our Ethos

Our Motto: Ad Vitam Paramus – we are preparing for life…
Here at Buckswood we have one aim – that is for every student to be the best they can be; and in doing so has explored the world around them with a sense of adventure, has discovered where their skills and passions lie and has gained a wealth of qualifications and experiences.


To achieve our aim, our approach is holistic.  We know that in every child we must build self-confidence, self-belief, a sense of worth and a sense of purpose. We offer our students many, many opportunities to try new things, visit new places, meet and new people, because here at Buckswood we do not confine our learning to just inside the classroom.


A Buckswood education is a personal journey. Every child is different and we recognise and value talent wherever it chooses to form in a child; be it on the sports field, in the science labs, in the stroke of a paint brush or on a horse.


Life at Buckswood is not about being ‘the best’, it is about being ‘your best’ whatever that is, and we will celebrate your achievements, because the world is wide and you will need so more than academic attainment for a truly successful life…


Our School Belief

We are a non-denominational school (we do not follow one religion). We respect and promote the wider understanding of the religions of the world – after all we have students here from over 40 different nations! Our community is important, and every gathering is closed with the words of our school prayer.


“Let us remember that at Buckswood every child has a talent. It is our job to firstly find that talent and to encourage each and every child to be the best at what they do. Here at Buckswood it is our responsibility to cast the net of opportunity so wide that any talent gets a chance to develop and to ensure that many of these talents should be just as highly ranked as academic scholarship. The concept of the average pupil must give way to the concept of an infinite variety of youngsters heading for an infinite variety of successes And secondly as I say the words of our school prayer putting aside which religion or culture we are from we should all focus on the values that we as individuals and as a school stand for. This week make us trustworthy, honest, reliable and kind. Help us to keep our promises and to strive for success. Help us today to keep our tempers and to control our tongues: to keep our thoughts from wandering and our minds from straying; to ensure that we have no enemies but deal with any problems through clear dialogue, so bringing us to the end of today with nothing to be sorry for and nothing left undone.”

-Quote from school prayer


Our core values: Tradition – Discipline – Honour – Respect – Honesty – Success

These are the core values we seek to instil in every student. Our school system and daily routines are built around these values and underpin the way we do things here at Buckswood.


The Buckswood Difference… To succeed in life you need to stand out from the crowd. At Buckswood you will find a colourful, vibrant campus full of enthusiastic young ladies and gentlemen preparing themselves to go out and change the world for the better.


Succeeding in life is like training for a race, painting a masterpiece or discovering a cure for cancer. Success doesn’t come easily or overnight; it takes expertly guided preparation and a self -belief that anything is possible…


At Buckswood, our school motto is ‘we prepare for life’ and knowing that every child is different; our warm family atmosphere cultivates a safe, secure space for everyone to flourish without fear of failure, building confidence and discovering new strengths to give every student the tools to succeed. Buckswood challenges students to challenge themselves, identifying strengths they didn’t know they had, it builds their confidence and confidence is the key to their success in life. Buckswood has created an environment where everyone feels at home and is comfortable to raise their hand and ask questions; we want every student to be curious and approach learning as a journey of discovery.


The curriculum, wide range of clubs and activities, woodland activity centre and specialist sports academies takes every student on a voyage that is as unique as they are. Where ever their talents lie, their journey will tailor itself around them to bring out their best and reveal strengths that can be applied in the classroom and beyond. A Buckswood education seeks to educate the whole child, and our international family from 48 different nations widens every student’s horizons and develops within them a global understanding. Every Buckswoodian leaves with an international address book of friends and network of contacts to help them go further, get further and get ahead…


Our beautiful English country estate, small class sizes and inspiration teaching from industry professionals create an exceptional educational experience. Combining traditional British boarding school customs focusing on manners and deportment with the latest classroom technology drives every student to realise their potential and achieve their ambitions. Our aim is for every Buckswoodian to go to a top university and take their place on the global stage with the courage to change the world for the better.


To stand out from the crowd, you need to be different, confident about who you are and know that you are the best. Buckswood believes in its mantra of ‘preparing for life’: give your child the edge and chose a school that puts your child first.