Bucksmore Education has more than three decades of experience of running summer schools. Students’ safety and happiness are our priorities and we do everything we can to ensure their well-being.
Our ASP programs are run by an experienced Course Director who are available at all times and get to know all the students personally. They are assisted by a team of Counsellors who are on site and available 24 hours a day to attend to any welfare or pastoral issues. On our OASP and CASP programs, many of our Counsellors are Cambridge and Oxford University students who will be able to share their own experiences with students. All staff monitor students’ progress, their interaction with their fellow students and their general well-being. It is possible to allow students to visit relatives and leave the college at weekends but written permission from a parent or guardian is required in advance. All meals are provided in the central college dining hall, but students can buy their own food in local restaurants or cafes if they wish.
All centres have contact numbers for local doctors and hospitals. If a student feels unwell they should contact a counsellor or the Course Director as soon as possible. First aiders will always be available on site. Bucksmore must be notified of any medical conditions in advance of arrival. Comprehensive medical insurance is included in the course price and full terms are available upon request.
We send all parents a Medical Information form with the confirmation of bookings. We ask that all parents complete this and return it to Bucksmore before students arrive in the UK.
Passports and flight tickets are deposited in the office safe upon arrival. For increased security with cash, the Course Director can also take student money and hand it back out during specific ‘banking hours.’ Students are advised to bring their own laptops and memory sticks to allow them greater freedom in preparing seminar and tutorial work. All student bedrooms can be locked.