Living and teaching in Buckinghamshire
Whether you’re relocating in the UK or considering a move to the UK from overseas, read on for our handy guide to living and teaching in Buckinghamshire. With beautiful countryside, charming villages, and easy transport links to London, there’s much to love when you live and teach in Buckinghamshire.
Buckinghamshire (or Bucks) is a county located approximately 40 miles west of London centre – an easy commute into central London and surrounds. Filled with chocolate box villages, quality gastro-pubs and picturesque countryside, Buckinghamshire is an idyllic part of the UK, and a wonderful place to live and teach. It offers the convenience and vibrancy of London just a short train ride away, whilst retaining genuine English village charm.
Schools in Buckinghamshire are a mix of Outstanding, Good and Satisfactory OFSTED inspected schools, so there is sufficient variety, challenge and reward to suit any teacher’s preference. Our highly experienced team know all the schools in the area, so will be able to place you in the school that’s right for you.
Buckinghamshire is divided into 4 districts – Aylesbury, Chiltern, South Bucks and Wycombe – and we have fantastic education jobs in all of them. Read on to find the district that suits you…
“I would highly recommend to anyone thinking of coming to Buckinghamshire to go for it! The team at SupplyDesk, especially my consultant Nav, have been so supportive in making sure I’ve settled in at my school, and that the whole process has been as easy as possible. He’s incredibly friendly, and I really appreciate that he made the effort to place me with a school that is such a great fit for me, and that he continues to call to check in with how I am doing to see how he can help. I’ve made such great friendships, and learned so much as a teacher in such a short time here in Buckinghamshire. Thanks Nav and the team at SupplyDesk for making this possible!” Anna Wallace
Living and teaching in Aylesbury
Aylesbury is a vibrant town located just north of the Chiltern Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is home to the Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery and the historic King’s Head coaching inn – well worth a visit (or two!). The schools are of high quality, and the commute to London Marylebone is approximately one hour’s journey, making it a very comfortable and convenient place in which to live and teach.
Living and teaching in Chiltern
Over a third of the county is covered by the Chiltern Hills, which is a protected area of ancient woodlands and conservation areas. It is from the Chiltern Hills that the district of Chiltern takes its name – approximately 70% of the district sits within this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It’s a very pretty part of the word to live in!
Very well connected to London, the historic market towns of Amershamand Chesham are the biggest in the district. These are both served by London Underground’s Metropolitan Line, making them a convenient location for teachers new to England.
And what is there to do for fun in this delightful area? With London at your doorstep, the possibilities are endless. Locally, though, there are stunning country walks, historic houses and gardens to explore, or the mysterious Whiteleaf Cross to investigate. Fans of classic British crime dramas will enjoy the Midsomer Murders tours. Primary school educators will be interested in the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, also location in the Chiltern Hills. And foodies are more than adequately catered for, with everything from Michelin starred restaurants to cosy country pubs, micro-breweries and wineries. Riverside Henley-on-Thames is famous for its rowing regattas and literary & arts festivals.
Living and teaching in South Bucks
Beaconsfield, a major South Bucks town, is located just 25 miles NW of Central London, which is easily reached via trains to London Marylebone Station. The high street is charming, pubs are cosy, and the surrounding Chilterns countryside is a wonderful place to relax.
Birthplace of many renowned British names, South Bucks is renowned for its easy lifestyle and good schools.
Living and teaching in Wycombe
The town of High Wycombe is the largest in the Wycombe district. Located just 29 miles WNW of Charing Cross station in central London, it is an easy commute to the capital. A town of historical importance, High Wycombe has held a market in its High Street since the Middle Ages. High Wycombe remains a bustling, vibrant town, with some of the best shopping in the county.Living and teaching in Wycombe will give you ample opportunity to explore the 18th century West Wycombe Estatehouse and gardens, or the magnificent Hughenden Manor, with its stunning walking trails. The historic Hellfire Caves, hand-dug in the 1740s, are well worth a visit.
- Buckinghamshire Tourist Board
- Chilterns Tourist Board
- The Chilterns: Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
- Chilterns Countryside Information
- Hike or cycle in the wonderful Wendover Woods
- Discover other beautiful Chilterns towns and villages in which to live
- Flatmate rooms in Buckinghamshire