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Welcome to Bucksmore English Language Summer Schools

Tonbridge School


Part of the ‘Eton Group’, Tonbridge School is one of the most exclusive and prestigious independent boarding schools in the country. It hosts Young Professionals UK with subjects available in: Art & Design, Business, Forensic Science & Criminology, International Relations & Law and Performing Arts.

History of Tonbridge School

Tonbridge School was first established in 1553 by Sir Andrew Judde and King Edward VI. Today, Tonbridge is one of most highly-regarded and exclusive boarding schools in the country, and forms part of the ‘Eton Group’ of schools.

For the first few hundred years of the school’s existence, Tonbridge kept the number of its students below 100. Then, in the 19th century, the school undertook a large expansion and quadrupled its capacity. The school now boasts an array of high-quality facilities with its 150 acre site, including modern classrooms, a recently refurbished library, a large chapel, lecture theatres and an excellent sports centre – equipped with a swimming pool, sports hall, tennis courts, athletics track and extensive playing fields.


Situated just to the north of Royal Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge School is located on the edge of the quaint market town Tonbridge, less than an hour’s drive from London.

During students’ free time, they are welcome to sign out of the school in small groups to explore Tonbridge’s selection of shops and cafés, or relax by the River Medway that runs through its centre.


Accommodation is provided in single or twin bedrooms with separate male and female accommodation and bathrooms are shared between 4-6 students. Laundry is available onsite and free of charge.

Students take residence in one of the school’s boarding houses, equipped with a games room, cinema room and social areas.

Bucksmore also offers a complimentary airport transfer service to students arriving at Heathrow and Gatwick airports, for all flights arriving/departing between 10:00 and 22:00.


Bucksmore’s residential centre management team and counsellors provide pastoral care and support to students. The boarding houses are locked electronically with a secure code.

At a Glance
Location: Tonbridge
Bedrooms: Single & twin bedrooms with separate male and female accommodation
Bathrooms: Shared bathrooms
Internet: Wi-Fi available throughout the school
Student ages: 13-16 & 16-18