Buckswood School

About Buckswood School

Buckswood School

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 self-belief that anything is possible…

At Buckswood School the 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 School 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; they want every student to be curious and approach learning as a journey of discovery.

The curriculum, a 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.

The 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. The School’s 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.

Boarding at Buckswood School

Boarding at Buckswood provides a safe and secure environment for the personal and academic development of each boarding student, whilst ensuring their health and wellbeing. The Buckswood ethos aims to reflect, as far as possible within a communal environment, the best values of family life. The boarding experience encourages tolerance, respect for others, kindness, spiritual and moral awareness, personal development, general welfare and self-discipline. It develops independence, strength and the ability within the individual to function as part of a team.


Type of School Co-educational
School Address Buckswood School, Broomham Hall, Rye Road, Guestling, Hastings, East Sussex TN35 4LT
Number of Pupils 300
Number of Boarders 225
International Boarders 215
Age Range 10-18
Religious Tradition Non-denominational
Distance from Airports

Gatwick: 63 miles; Heathrow: 87 miles; Stansted: 90 miles

Distance from London

71 miles

Educational Programmes

Junior School curriculum (including 3 languages); GCSE; IGCSE; 1 year GCSE; A Level; IB; UFC Business; UFC Football; Intensive English Course; IELTS; ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence); ACCESSTIME (daily 1:1 tutorials with subject teachers).

Co-Curricular Programmes

Clubs programme: Art & Textiles club, Bagpipe club, Band club, Basketball club, Chess club, Cricket club, Cultured cuisine (cooking), DJ club, Drone club, Fishing club, Gaming club, Gym Club (form 4), Musical Horse Riding club, Paintballing club, Photography & Toy Making club, Pony care club, Robotics club, Rounders club, Swimming club, Tennis club, Volleyball club, Prep club. Societies: English society, Maths society, Science society, Art society, IT society, Business society, Debating society. Full evening and weekend leisure programme. Extra-curriculum activities: Driving lessons, Flying lessons (Plane), Flying lessons (Helicopter), Archery, Judo, Kickboxing, Boxing, Fencing, Rock climbing, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Sky diving, Scuba diving, Ladettes to Ladies programme. Fraternities: XII Club, Debating, Charity

Academies Offered

Specialist Sports Academies: Junior Football Academy, Senior Football Academy, Equestrian Academy, Rugby Academy, Golf Academy, Duke of Edinburgh London Academy of Trading.