Buckhurst Hill County High School

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Buckhurst Hill County High School
Established 1938
Closed 1989
Type Grammar school, and later comprehensive
Location Roding Lane
England Coordinates: 51°37′19″N 0°36′07″E / 51.622°N 0.602°E / 51.622; 0.602
Local authority Essex
Gender Boys
Ages 11–18
Website BHCHS

Buckhurst Hill County High School, BHCHS, (1938-1989) was a secondary school in Chigwell, Essex.


It opened on 15 September 1938. It was near to RAF Chigwell and the River Roding.

In 1953 there were 549 boys and the staff consisted of the headmaster and nineteen assistant masters.


It became a comprehensive in the mid-1970s. The school was combined with two other schools in 1989 to become Roding Valley High School, located on a different site. The BHCHS building was subsequently sold off by Essex CC and is now the home of an independent school.

Former Pupils' Association[edit]

The former pupils' association, Old Buckwellians, is still active with 1600 members.

Notable alumni[edit]


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