Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
About Buckingham School
Located in Buckinghamshire, Buckingham School is a secondary mainstream school. It is a community establishment that is non-denominational. It educates girls and boys between the ages of 11 and 18. There are approximately 1,010 students on the roll at present. This includes the 134 students studying GCSE’s and A levels. The school became a specialist sports college in March 2004.
Mr. Andrew McGinnes
Values and Vision
Buckingham School makes sure sport activities and physical education are prioritised. Teachers also follow the national curriculum. Students are valued for participating in extra-curricular activities. These activities and clubs can range from sports, visual arts and performing arts. They run after school and during break time. Teachers aim to give support to every child and nurture them. The hope is for the children to develop into inspiring young adults.
“Sixth-form learners’ achievement has improved because teaching is better in practically all subjects. Learners are very good role models for younger pupils and contribute much to school life. Pastoral care, especially in Year 7 and for those who have special educational needs or disability, is very supportive. Practically all pupils enjoy school and behave well. They all feel safe. The school prepares pupils very well for their future health and safety. Career advice is good. Pupils successfully learn about spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues blended with an understanding of citizenship and British values. In many lessons, pupils work extremely hard and are totally absorbed by high-quality and challenging teaching.”