Welcome to Buckholme Towers

Our school is a co-educational, independent preparatory school with a uniquely caring, stimulating and supporting environment in which children thrive.

Classes are small with high staffing ratios so every child is known individually and no child ‘slips through the net.’ Our experienced teaching staff work tirelessly and imaginatively to realise the strengths and talents of every individual. Traditional values, such as courtesy and respect, are at the heart of everything the school does. 

We aim to ensure that every child not only develops excellent core skills, but leaves the school as a happy, confident, curious, compassionate individual who has a real love of learning and thirst for knowledge.  A very high percentage of the children achieve places at local Grammar Schools.

I trust that as you explore these pages you will begin to discover what makes Buckholme Towers so special. Please do come and visit the school and meet our children and staff. You can be assured of a warm welcome.

Ruth Darvill - Head of School

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Vision Statement

‘Happiness through education, education through happiness.’

We will provide a quality education. There will be high expectations, excellent teaching and a secure, caring, stimulating and challenging environment for both pupils and staff.

A positive attitude to education will be further developed so that we build firm foundations for learning. We will create a culture of learning and achievement for all.

By generating feelings of self-worth and mutual respect, we are committed to the creating of opportunities that will enable all children to succeed. We endeavour to broaden our horizons by establishing the school at the heart of the local community and the community at the heart of the school. 

At Buckholme Towers we foster a spirit of understanding and tolerance of all faiths. Although assemblies are Christian in their nature they focus on those ideas and values which are held in common by the world’s great religions: love of our neighbour, care for our environment and the development of each child’s spiritual awareness.

Safeguarding Statement

The proprietors and staff at Buckholme Towers share an objective to help keep the children safe by contributing to:

Providing a safe environment for them to learn;

Identifying children who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm, and taking appropriate action with the aim of making sure that they are kept safe both at home and in the education setting.

To achieve this objective, we:

  • Aim to prevent unsuitable people from working with the children;
  • Promote safe practice and challenge any poor or unsafe practice;
  • Identify instances where there are grounds for concern about a child’s welfare and initiate or take appropriate action to keep them safe;
  • Contribute to effective partnership working between all those involved in providing services for our children.