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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 there is no canteen or children shovelling food into their mouths, in our Dining Hall manners are everything! The Director eats every meal with the students and our ‘family style’ dining is served by our waiter service. 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 monthly surveys ensure that everyone is enjoying the fare on offer. Tuesdays is Chinese Tuesdays where everyone must 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 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. Here at Buckswood we have installed our VeggieCam TV system. So if you’re worried that your child may be eating too much of the ‘wrong’ food or are getting complaints that the school ‘doesn’t serve fruit or greens’? wonder no more, as VeggieCam allows you to see, real time, exactly what we provide in our fruit and salad bar. 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.