|Buckhurst Hill County High School|
|Type||Grammar school, and later comprehensive|
|Age||11 to 18|
Buckhurst Hill County High School, BHCHS, (1938–1989) was a secondary school in Chigwell, Essex.
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 faith school called Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College.
Former Pupils' Association
The former pupils' association, Old Buckwellians, is still active with 1600 members.
- David Braben, co-writer of the computer game Elite
- Prof Rodney Brazier, Professor of Constitutional Law since 1992 at the University of Manchester
- Prof Ronald Clements, Samuel Davidson Professor of Old Testament Studies from 1983-92 of King's College London
- Nigel Cole, Film Director
- Joe Dever, author and games designer
- David Evennett, Conservative MP since 2005 for Bexleyheath and Crayford and from 1983 to 1997 for Erith and Crayford
- Mike Gapes, Labour MP since 1992 for Ilford South
- Peter Haining, writer
- Terrence Hardiman, actor
- Barry Hearn, sports impresario and former owner of Leyton Orient FC
- Rt Rev Graham Kings, Bishop of Sherborne since 2009
- Jason Merrells, actor
- Stan Newens, Labour MP from 1974 to 1983 for Harlow and from 1964 to 1970 for Epping
- Stephen Street, music producer
- Parkin, Simon (8 February 2017). "The life of Pi". New Statesman. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
Braben, who attended Buckhurst Hill County High, a grammar school in Chigwell, Essex, was a natural programmer, talented at maths and physics.
- Stanley A. De Smith; Rodney Brazier (1998). Constitutional and administrative law. Penguin Books. p. i. ISBN 9780140258165. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
Rodney Brazier was born in 1940. He was educated at Buckhurst Hill County High School, Essex...
- Ronald Ernest Clements; Edward Ball (1 December 1999). In Search of True Wisdom: Essays in Old Testament Interpretation in Honour of Ronald E. Clements. Bloomsbury Academic. p. 15. ISBN 978-1-84127-071-5. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
[Ronald Clements] was educated at Buckhurst Hill County High School, where he was recognized as one of their most outstanding pupils.
- "Joe Dever". The Times. 13 January 2017. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
Joseph Dever was born in Chingford, east London, in 1956 and educated at Buckhurst Hill County High School.
- Robert Waller; Byron Criddle (2007). The Almanac of British Politics. Routledge. p. 563. ISBN 978-1-135-20676-5.
Born 1952, a postman's son, educated at Buckhurst Hill County High School...
- R. Reginald (September 2010). Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature. Wildside Press LLC. p. 926. ISBN 978-0-941028-77-6.
Education: Attended Buckhurst Hill County Hill School, Essex, 1951-57
- "Finding Alice cast: Who is Harry actor Jason Merrells and what else has he been in?". Heart. 17 January 2021. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
The actor studied at the Buckhurst Hill County High School from 1980 to 1986...