Cultural and English group programmes
In a world that is becoming ever more connected, the most important investment that you can give your child is to experience a new culture, not through a TV or mobile device but first hand.
Buckswood is an international school, we have over twenty years of organising group travel ourselves, therefore we totally understand and appreciate what you are about to go through and what you expect in terms of care and education. We are about making memories, we want each child to come away with “...wow mum and dad that was great, thank you, I want to now learn more about England or English & I made really good friends with people from Russia, Spain and Japan”. I say this from my own experiences. I came on a school trip to Buckswood at the age of 11... – and in fact I loved it so much I stayed... and now direct the programmes – so I can appreciate what it is like to be a ‘kid’ venturing out on this great adventure.
It is important that we know your expectations before you arrive so that we can deliver an experience of a lifetime. Naturally we will agree a program but as we go along things change and we can be flexible with that. We are a small organisation within a larger one and flexibility is key to success. We want you to be treated and to have the same expectations as we would if we visited your country on a school trip - that is how we look at things! We do not ‘do’ host families, as a school we prefer the students at the end of the day to come home to our residence called the Lions on the sea front of Hastings where they are safe and cared for under a school style system but at the same time feeling that they are at ‘home away from home’.
Juan Sebastian Torrenegra - Lions Director
Our Groups Centre is based in the historic seaside town of Hastings. With views stretching along the coast from Hastings to Eastbourne, the new Buckswood Groups Centre boasts a seafront location overlooking the beach.
The New Buckswood Groups Centre is housed in a town house and the luxury accommodation retains many original features and large rooms with picture windows to enjoy the townscape. Step outside and you’re on the beach, yet the position of the new building also allows for easy access to the town centre and many historical sites – all while being only 90 minutes from the centre of London.
Your group programme is a complete service, so from the moment you step off the plane you can relax and enjoy your group experience at Buckswood knowing that all your requirements have been met. The Buckswood group experience is designed for students aged between 11 & 17 and combines British boarding with a seaside stay. Become fully immersed in English culture, as you travel to Buckswood School, set on a country estate for your academic studies, various activities and eat in style in our dining hall. The Buckswood experience would not be complete without our Slice of Britain programme, whereby students not only have a taste of British education but are also immersed into English culture and heritage that makes Britain ‘British’. Our various group courses include a wide range of trips and activities with additional extras available (i.e. Paris), to make your adventure magical! Creating memories and making friends that last forever…