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Food at Buckswood

The Dining Hall at Buckswood is situated at the heart of the camps and is the ideal training ground for our young ladies and gentlemen to learn the finer points of life that are missing in our modern times. At Buckswood we hold table manners in high regard and as such we take pride in teaching our students this important life skill. Lunches are served ‘family style’ with a Head of table serving the table along with a student acting as a waiter to ensure that everyone at the table has something to eat. The head of each table serves everyone and there are always alternatives available, should the main option not be to your liking.


As you would expect, the kitchens are 5 star hygiene rated, and all our food is prepared daily by our team of chefs. International in its make-up, the menu caters for a variety of diets and the student council meets regularly with the Head of Catering to ensure that feedback is received and acted upon. One Buckswood tradition is ‘Chinese Tuesdays’ where students have the opportunity to eat with chop-sticks and when the weather is fine, the Dining Hall is abandoned on occasion, opting for a BBQ in the courtyard instead.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the Dining Hall and boarders have the option of breakfasting in their houses and Sundays are a more relaxed affair and sausages are served in the courtyard at break time on a Saturday. Sixth Formers can opt to visit TJs (Our School Café) where hot snacks and sandwiches are served throughout the day, and morning and afternoon tea and refreshments are served to all in the courtyard to keep everyone going until the end of the day.

Matron runs the school tuckshop which is open every morning break and on various evenings throughout the week the Buckswood noodle bar is open.

Trying to ensure your child eats a healthy, balanced diet can be a bit of a worry, especially if you are in another country. Our team of chefs are available for questions by emailing food@buckswood.co.uk and we strive to make sure that all dietary needs are met. Of course we still provide the waiter service for which our dining hall is famous, with the salad bar allowing scholars to stretch their legs in between courses.