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John Buchan School was a middle school operated by the Service Children's Education located in the ward of Sennelager in Paderborn, Germany. It caters to children aged 9–13 of military personnel and civilian employees in Paderborn as well as Detmold and Rinteln.


John Buchan School was built in 1974. It was named after Scottish novelist and politician John Buchan.[1]

School Life

Like all SCE schools, it follows the National Curriculum and is subject to Ofsted inspections. Most children transfer to King's School in Gütersloh, a 45-minute drive north west of Paderborn, to continue their secondary education.

John Buchan School maintains ties with the local state school Goerdeler-Gymnasium and the community through performances and projects. It is also frequented by University of Paderborn students keen on learning about the British education system.[1]

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