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Press Articles 2016

Buckswood raise money on World AIDS Day with a Christmas Market

16th December, 2016

As the page of the calendar changes over to December, it can only mean one thing at Buckswood School Hastings: Christmas! The main school house plays host to a giant tree that reaches to the ceiling of the 15th century manor house, the Great Hall is decked out with yet more trees and the whole […]

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Buckswood student wins second place and London exhibition spot in Chinese photographic competition.

1st December, 2016

Chris Faulkner, age 15 from Buckswood School has this week been awarded second place by the IOE Confucius Institute in their Young Photographers ‘China Connections’ competition with an image of the Great Wall. Chris took the photo whilst on a school trip to China in the Summer with Head of Languages Wei Callaghan. Having been […]

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Buckswood rank 16th in the UK for IB.

30th November, 2016

Staff and pupils at Buckswood School are celebrating this week as the national league tables are released for IB and the school is placed 16th in the UK for the cohort size. Programme leader, Mike Lawless said of the ranking “I am very pleased to have achieved 16th place in the rankings of best IB […]

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From Africa to Hastings: Buckswood welcome Rwanda National team analysis coach to the Football Academy line-up

4th November, 2016

This half term has seen a new addition to the coaching line-up of the Buckswood Football Academy. Alex McCarthy, originally from Cambridgeshire has joined the team and his expertise lie in the field of match and player analysis. Heralding from the world of elite football, Alex has previously worked at Bournemouth FC in their youth […]

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Football Academy starts season on a high note…

19th October, 2016

100 young football hopefuls from the local area trialled this weekend for the prize of being picked to represent the South East Sussex Schools District squads in years 7 – 11. The Buckswood Football Academy had a strong showing and six out of the eight footballers were selected for the final squad. The Academy, which […]

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Brexit has not spelt the end of global education yet: worldwide higher education is the goal at Buckswood…

4th October, 2016

22 Universities from Europe and the UK visited Buckswood School, Hastings this week to attend this year’s university fair giving out plenty of friendly, expert advice on everything to do with university life and how to navigate the complex UCAS (University and Colleges Application Service) system to becoming an undergraduate. 200 students in the Buckswood […]

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Let them eat cake – Buckswood raise money for MacMillan Cancer Charity…

28th September, 2016

Some charity fund raising events call for participants to challenge themselves by undergoing physical feats of endurance, facing their fears, shaving off their hair or being publicly humiliated by sitting in a bath of beans or some other horrible task – but not a MacMillan Cancer coffee morning. Pupils, staff and parents of Buckswood School […]

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Buckswood welcomes record numbers of new students

15th September, 2016

Buckswood School in Hastings turned on the sunshine to welcome a record number of students to the start of term this week. The school has been a building site over the summer holidays and many major new amenities have being added. The great Hall and 1066 study centre (with a wi-fi tech free area) is […]

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6 – 1 win for Buckswood against Chelsea Foundation Elite College

1st September, 2016

The Senior Buckswood Football Academy are enjoying a flying start to the season playing in both regional and national competitions as well as testing their metal against professional and semi-professional teams. The fixtures list so far reads like a dream with matches against Gillingham, Maidstone United and Eastbourne Borough FC and some of the players […]

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Apple juice

28th June, 2016

Apple juice gets official seal of approval… Hastings Deputy Mayor, Judy Rogers was greeted by the Buckswood School Bagpipe Band when she visited the school to try the apple juice made by the students with fruit from the School’s orchard this week. Commenting on the juice, the Deputy Mayor said that it ‘tasted very good’ […]

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Buckswood celebrates

8th June, 2016

Buckswood celebrates 100% pass-rate for IB Diploma, two years in a row… The results for IB Diploma students have been released this week, and the students and staff at Buckswood School, Guestling are celebrating another year of 100% passes. This is the second year Buckswood School have offered the IB programme with the qualification suiting […]

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What can you do with a potato?

8th June, 2016

Groups of Business Scholars, put their learning into practice this week as they were set the task of making a business based on the humble potato as part of the annual ‘Potato Day’ competition. Potato Day has been running at Buckswood for the past 8 years, after Headmaster, Mr Sutton, tripped over a delivery of […]

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Animals bring a touch of home to school

10th May, 2016

The school roll has grown at Buckswood school this month as the students welcome a new collection of animals to the country house estate near Hastings, East Sussex. The school is home to 220 boarders from around the world and the animals bring a homely touch to the school with the students able to get […]

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Here comes summer – get outside this weekend and test yourself with the Chelsea Football Club Foundation Speed cage Buckswood School on Saturday

4th May, 2016

Chelsea set to celebrate the first year of the Buckswood Junior Football Academy in association with CFC Foundation with Free Fun Day for all. To mark the success of the inaugural year of the Buckswood Junior Football Academy in association with Chelsea Football Club Foundation, the London Premiership club are holding a free football fun […]

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Buckswood Lions lift International Trophy

12th April, 2016

The Buckswood Senior Football Academy team aka ‘The Lions’ have just returned from their European tour having been crowned Roma International Cup champions. The Squad is made up of players from all over the world, either on the cusp of professional careers or those with a passion for the game and a desire to pursue […]

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Buckswood win Under 13 Sussex Hockey Shield

9th March, 2016

Buckswood School, in Hastings have this week lifted the Sussex Hockey Shield as they win the Under 13 county championship at the tournament held at Hurstpierpoint College. The triumphant team bringing the shield to Hastings are George Sutton, Dominic Nicholas, Imangali Akhemotov, Luke Payton, William Cox, Ned Brooks, Jonathan Orr, Sam Newman, Henry Joyce, Louis […]

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Buckswood’s International Day raises £1140 for charity

2nd March, 2016

Over 300 people visited Buckswood School, Hastings last weekend to attend the school’s annual International Day event, which this year was open to the public for the first time. Hastings Deputy Mayor Judy Rogers opened the event and was later joined by the Mayor, Bruce Dowling who sampled some of the food on offer and […]

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The show goes on Buckswood School to open its doors this weekend

23rd February, 2016

After a very busy few days at Buckswood School, Guestling preparing the campus for the new term after fire last week affected three classrooms, the School are pleased to announce that this Saturday (27th Feb) the planned International Day event will still take place and everyone is welcome to visit the school and eat their […]

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Buckswood Juniors flip out

10th February, 2016

It was pancake pandemonium at Buckswood yesterday as everyone got into the spirit of pancake munching, flipping and racing! Every break the Buckswood scholars are served morning tea and refreshments in the courtyard, but yesterday the area was turned into an outside kitchen as all the juniors got to have a go flipping their pancake […]

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Christchurch head to the Premier League

9th February, 2016

The Premier League visited Hastings last week, as Chelsea Football Club Foundation visited the town to host the Premier League Schools’ tournament for year six children. Chelsea Football Club Foundation having been opening up opportunities for primary school children to benefit from top class coaching thanks to the club’s involvement with Buckswood School. They run […]

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Louis celebrates his first solo flight

2nd February, 2016

After just 16 hours tuition Buckswood student Louis Luebke, aged 17, took to the skies on his own for a 40 minute solo flight over the beautiful Sussex countryside. Louis is studying for his private pilots’ licence as part of the Buckswood clubs and activities programme which run on Wednesday afternoons. The programme aims to […]

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Manchester City date for Takuki

1st January, 2016

Buckswood School student Takuki (age 16 from Japan) has returned to school this week after trialling for Premiership giants Manchester City. The football future star, travelled to Manchester with Buckswood Director of Football Daryl Willard and trained with the U16 Academy squad. Football at the Hastings school has been celebrating since the beginning of the […]

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