The saying goes 'It’s not what you know, it’s who you know'. Given its eighty year history, the Buckswood family tree is an indispensable resource for younger members needing a leg up in any chosen career… Buckswood has OB’s all over the world who are more than willing to help and advise, and likewise often return to the Director for advice at various stages of their lives or careers. 

Old Buckswoodians

The OB network is proof of the value in the preparation for life we give to every Buckswoodian. Time after time, when a current Buckswoodian has found themselves stranded at an airport, in need of a work experience placement or an OB looking for a new recruit, a call out via social media or an email to the Director has set the wheels in motion and help is quickly at hand.

An old boy thinking outside the box…

The Buckswood Foundation

Buckswood really does open the door to a world of opportunity, and through the Buckswood Foundation we can all ensure that these opportunities will be available for those who will make the most of this most magical gift for years to come…

Since 1933 Buckswood has been preparing students for life and instilling in them qualities that bring them success and fulfilment in life, both academically and personally.

Our ‘brand’ of education, that we call the ‘Buckswood Difference’ is a magical mix of everything a Buckswood student encounters along their journey of discovery through to graduation and beyond. We have seen the magic of this spell cast over generations of Buckswoodians who have gone on to do great things and change the world for the better. From the inspiring surroundings and facilities we offer, the plethora of enriching opportunities to extend learning beyond the classroom to the warm, family atmosphere, everything we do at Buckswood is designed to build confidence and bring out the best in every single Buckswoodian – whatever and wherever that ‘best’ lies.

As the school prayer says, our duty is to cast the net of opportunity so wide that no talent has a chance to escape. We value talent in whatever form it takes, be it on the sports field, science labs, musical rehearsal rooms or aloft a horse! As part of our ethos we encourage every student to be adventurous and be unafraid to give things a try and instil in them a can-do attitude; because that is what they will need to succeed later in life.

At Buckswood, these opportunities are not only open to the privileged few. The Buckswood Foundation has been supporting many families with scholarship and bursary awards to make the Buckswood Difference more accessible to more people from a wide range of backgrounds, because at Buckswood life is not about where you have come from, but where you are headed.

We don’t have a PTA or a ‘friends of’ at Buckswood, because we encourage all of our families and Old Boys to support the Foundation in its endeavours. It is a cornerstone of our philosophy that everyone has a duty to give back, but this does not just mean money, but also in time and effort. A chocolate cake for the boarders or an invitation to a great British Sunday lunch is of far greater value than a quid in the tin on mufti-day! You may be in a position to take a work-experience student or give some career guidance. We are all part of the Buckswood family and you can help give a leg-up to the next generation…

Supporting the Foundation is simple, either use the link below to make a contribution, or contact the school at to let us know how you would like to become involved.

Make a Contribution