GUESTLING’S Buckswood School is a place of harmony despite taking boarders from 40 different countries with many cultural and religious differences.
That was the finding of a recent Oftsed report, which praised the school for its diversity and integration.
Pupils are able to learn 15 different language s including Mandarin, while 60% of the entire school speak two languages fluently and 40% speak three.
The inspectors noted that “the diversity of cultures, religions and values among the school community as a fundamental strength. Boarders develop and communicate genuine respect for difference.
Boarders say that Buckswood is a place where, ‘all cultures meet with no conflict’ and that, ‘everyone has a place in the school even though everyone is different’. Boarders thrive in an environment where tolerance is promoted.
Boarders consistently state that they feel safe in a setting where neither racism nor bullying is experienced.”
A school spokesperson said: ““we are delighted that the qualities that make us unique have consistently been recognised by Ofsted.”