Bucksmore Summer Programmes


The Bucksmore Team

The Bucksmore Head Office team are working hard all year round to make sure your Bucksmore summer is an unforgettable experience.

Rory Rory Wilkinson, Managing Director – Rory has been the Bucksmore Director since 2008 and has over 30 years’ experience working in the EFL world. Before Bucksmore Rory owned his own school which became one of the most successful language schools in Cambridge.  Since he took over as Director, Bucksmore has gone from strength to strength through a mixture of innovative courses and the old Bucksmore tradition of delivering high quality English language courses to multinational young learners in the UK.
MattT Matthew Tighe, Company Manager – Matt arrived at Bucksmore in 2010. He is a graduate of Magdalene College, Cambridge University where he studied English Literature and the Management Studies Tripos. He is responsible for the day-to-day running of Bucksmore before, during and after the summer.   matt@bucksmore.com
Ben Ben Walker, Operations Manager – Ben started working for Bucksmore in August 2011. He is a graduate in Law and has spent two years teaching in China before coming to London. He has 5 years experience working in residential summer camps so he knows everything there is to know about running a successful summer school. Ben is responsible for delivering the high-quality academic, activity and excursion programmes every Bucksmore student receives in the summer.   ben@bucksmore.com
Jess Jess Waiton, Academic Manager – Jess joined the Buckmore team in March 2012 and is the brains behind all the Bucksmore teaching. She was the Director of Studies at King Edward’s in 2011 and spent the previous four years living and teaching in China. She has both the CELTA and DELTA teaching qualifications and is passionate about helping students develop their English skills and achieve their personal goals.   jess@bucksmore.com
Fran Fran Girling, Home Tuition Manager - Fran worked for Bucksmore in the summer of 2013 as an Operations Assistant.  Fran is now responsible for the Bucksmore Home Tuition programme.  She is a graduate of Oxford University, obtaining a first in Theology before going on to achieve a Masters in Violence, Conflict and Development at the SOAS.  Fran is responsible for implementing the newest Bucksmore product.   fran@bucksmore.com


Michelle Caiyu Wang, Director of Chinese Business – Michelle has been with Bucksmore since 2009 and has over 15 years experience of arranging summer programmes in the UK for Chinese students. Most of this time has been spent working with Rory Wilkinson. Michelle is a Chinese national, living in London since 1998.  She holds a MBA-degree and she has overall responsibility for all Chinese business at Bucksmore.    michelle@bucksmore.com


Although the Head Office team are working on Bucksmore all year, we couldn’t run such successful programmes without the fantastic centre staff we employ in the summer. Every year we have a high percentage of returning staff who are essential to running a fantastic summer school.