Supervision at BOSS

Supervision of our students is something that we take very seriously at BOSS. We place the well-being and interests of our students before all else and know where our students are 24/7. Members of staff are rarely more than 10 metres away from students and all students know exactly where they can find a member of staff 24/7. All students wear a wristband upon which they can find the 24 hour emergency telephone number in case they cannot find a member of staff, unlikely but you never know. They can call this number and someone will be with them very quickly.

All of our staff members are, at the very least, trained in first aid, child protection and emergency response and we have risk assessments for every eventuality from visiting London to watching a movie.

When are students registered?

07:45 At wake up

08:00 At room inspections

09:00 At assembly

09:30 In class

11:30 After break

14:00 In class

15:30 At activity meeting

17:30 At activity meeting

20:00 At evening activities

22:00 In houses

23:00 In bed

  • Onsite

    Our campus is a very safe place and our ratios onsite are at least 1 adult to every 15 students. This ratio does not include the management team (5 members) who are present 24 hours a day.

  • Offsite

    If students are aged 8 to 12, our ratios offsite are 1 adult to 10 students. If students are aged 13 to 17, or ratios offsite are 1 adult to 15 students. This ratio does not include the excursion manager who is present during excursions.

    Students aged 8 to 12 are supervised 100% of the time but students aged 13 to 17 may be given some 'semi-supervised' time as long as they have permission from their parents.

  • In Class

    Our maximum class size is 16 and the average in 2019 was 12. Outside of the classroom, the management team and are on hand should any students need to leave class.

  • At Night

    Depending on the size of the house, each house has at least one House Tutor to help students at any time during the night. All staff (approximately 30 members) sleep onsite and are also present during the night. There is also a duty manager available during the night and a security guard patrolling the campus. Houses are alarmed and doors locked.

We'd love to keep in touch with you!

Contact Us

Buckswood Overseas Summer School (BOSS)

Rye Road


East Sussex

TN35 4LT

United Kingdom

T: +44 (0) 7596 609400


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