Catchment and school times
Buckminster Primary School
Buckminster Primary School is a small, rural school for children aged four plus to eleven years.
We also have an Pre-school for children aged three to four years.
The school is housed in an attractive Victorian building lying between the villages of Buckminster and Sewstern, and was built in 1889.
The school has six well-equipped classrooms together with a school hall, library, kitchen, a school farm garden and very attractive school grounds, a staff room and office accommodation.
Outside we have an enclosed play area for the Foundation children, a large hard playground, an adjacent sports field, incorporating a multi-user games area with an all weather surface. We also have a wooded area which is in the process of being developed into a 'Forest School'. We have also developed an enclosed garden area, where each class is able to tend their own vegetable bed and we have paddocks for our hens and goats. Every fortnight we travel to Melton Mowbray by coach for swimming lessons.
Our Early Years classrooms cater for the Foundation Stage One and Two children and our Key Stage One classroom for Year 1 and Year 2 children. Each of these classes has a separate room staffed by their own teacher and supported by classroom assistants. The main building also gives the groups the flexibility to work together when it benefits the delivery of the curriculum.
Our Key Stage Two classes caters for Year 3, Year 4 and Years 5 and 6. They are also supported by classroom assistants.
Each classroom has its own Ipads and has the use of a mobile, wireless bank of laptops. Further ICT resources are housed in the library. Interactive whiteboards are in place in all of the classrooms.
Our catchment area covers the villages of Buckminster, Sewstern, Garthorpe and Coston. However, the popularity of the school is such that the school attracts children from many of the surrounding villages.
Those children within the catchment area and who come from the village of Sproxton are eligible for school transport.
The school has an open-door policy and welcomes parents who are considering a choice of school for their children.