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Frequently asked questions asked by parents looking for the best schools near Barton Hartshorn

How do I find out what schools are available around Buckingham? 
There are some frighteningly frank websites for you to choose from. The Government one is You simply enter your location, perhaps Buckingham, or another location and select primary schools or secondary schools. All the information parents need all there in percentages!

You could also try the paid for websites like This one is quite cheap and you can pay monthly.

This is of course just the very first stage in selecting a school. You will to need see the videos on this page before even thinking of visiting the shortlist of schools on your list.

How do I find the state school catchment area in or around Barton Hartshorn? 
If you just need to know your school catchment area try .If you are looking for exhaustive information on the schools as well go to

How do I find out how good a school is?
You will absolutely have to visit the school. However, do look at the video below. For armed is to be fore warned!

Nursery Schools

What's the difference between nursery and preschool? 
Preschools usually work around a formal curriculum and trained teachers - making them a little more expensive! Nursery schools are usually a more relaxed learning environment and more flexible enrolment terms. They are also cheaper and vary greatly.

What age is a preschooler? Ages up to 4 is considered preschooler with toddlers are 1 - 3 year old bracket. Basically 4-year-old are not 'toddling' around any more and so are no longer toddlers!

What does preschool mean? A preschool, or nursery school, is a pre-primary school, or play school for early childhood education. Preschool is for children before they begin compulsory education at primary school. 

Is Pre K considered preschool? Pre K schools are pre-kindergartens.

This page should help you answer these school finding questions!


Local Area Creches and Day Nurseries for MK18
Click also to find: Childcare Services, Nursery Schools, After School Care

PreSchools and Playgroups for Buckingham

Bourton Meadow Academy & Nursery

Burleigh Piece, Buckingham MK18 7HX, UK – 01280 823374

This school is awesome lovely staff great education and 11+ 4 stars because the parking is a bit of a problem otherwise well done Bourton Meadow Academy!

do you do boarding?

Thornborough Pre-school

The Pavillion, Sir Harry Moore Playing Field,, Back St, Thornborough MK18 2DH, UK – 07814 137265

Wonderful, friendly village preschool set in the Pavilion with fantastic outside space providing lots of opportunity for fresh air and running around, just perfect for my energetic 3 year old!! He settled here so quickly and has established some really strong friendships, he literally cannot wait to get there each morning! The staff are highly experienced, fun, kind and patient and my son adores them all. My younger son is chomping at the bit to join his brother with all the fun as soon as he is old enough. I cannot recommend this fantastic community Preschool highly enough, I feel my boys are very lucky to have such a place to enjoy.

Thornborough Preschool has been fantastic for my son! Situated in a lovely village, with lots of outside space! The staff are very friendly and my son is always coming home having learnt new and wonderful things! He often asks to go on the weekends! I highly recommend!

Padbury Pre-School

1C Winslow Road, Granborough, Padbury, Buckingham MK18 3NJ, UK – 01280 813070

After School Care

Sports 4 All

Chandos House, School Ln, Buckingham MK18 1HD, UK – 07989 467850

Kumon Maths & English

Buckingham Community Centre, Cornwall's Meadow, Buckingham MK18 1RP, UK – 01280 422733

Buckinghamshire Urgent Care

Buckingham Community Hospital, High St, Buckingham MK18 1NU, UK – 01296 850007

Choosing a school around Buckingham. This is an Australian video but has some really good Tips!

Independent Schools - Prep & Secondary - for Buckingham

Independent Schools for Buckingham - private preparatory and senior schools. Prep schools age 8 yrs to 11yrs or 13 yrs. Senior schools age 11yrs or 13 yrs to 18yrs. Some independent schools have a pre-prep department (age 3 to 8yrs) as well as prep and senior schools. Independent schools can be co-educational or single sex.

Secondary Schools

The Buckingham School

London Rd, Buckingham MK18 1AT, UK – 01280 812206

I am currently in year 7 and have herd rumours that this school is terrible and that people smoke and do drugs but so far being everywhere in the school I have never seen or herd of anything dogey has happened I highly recommend this school teachers and staff are lovely especially the site team. They always have a laugh

Overall, this is a good school. It definitely DOES NOT deserve the label it has, because it isn't just a school for dumb kids. The lessons in top set are so challenging and you learn a lot. The majority of the children that come out of this school are very hardworking and get good jobs when they're older, and so far, I haven't met anyone who smokes in the bathroom and I certainly haven't seen anything else that children shouldn't be doing. Whatever bad things the students do are of their own accord and they would have probably done them at whatever school they went to. This is a good school and any stupid rumours are lies.

Independent Schools

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Local Authority Schools - Primary & Secondary Schools

Local Authority primary and secondary schools for MK18 4DL . LEA primary schools age 4yrs (the year in which a child is 5) to 11yrs. Secondary schools age 11yrs to 16yrs or 18 yrs. Each school has a local catchment area.

Primary Schools

Buckingham Primary School

Highlands Rd, Buckingham MK18 1PN, UK – 01280 812864

mrs milne

Today, with my business Immersive Theatres, I delivered a 6m digital planetarium experience to 90 Year 5 pupils at Buckingham Primary School. I was warmly welcomed by the caretaker and teacher and found the hall prepared just as I had requested. The morning was well organised with all groups arriving on time. The excited students enjoyed a rich selection of content: peering up at the planetarium night sky, visiting the International Space Station and joining UK scientists in the search for life in the Solar System and beyond. Thank you Buckingham Primary for a very pleasant visit.

Roundwood Primary School (Junior Site)

Church St, Gawcott MK18 4HY, UK – 01280 813066

Absolutely love this school, amazing teachers and support staff.

George Grenville Academy

Chandos Rd, Buckingham MK18 1AP, UK – 01280 813273

Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. Ofsted reports directly to Parliament and is independent and impartial, inspecting and regulating services which care for children and young people, and those providing education and skills for learners of all ages.

Click for the full database of OFSTED's inspection reports - check out schools in MK18 or anywhere in the country.
GetTheRightSchool was formed to offer a unique reference point on getting your child into the school of your choice. The web site covers all you need to about education choices with tips and a guide to the application process and issues that could impact your child's school day, from dealing with bullying, to money issues, to how to work out school catchment areas when they move schools.
Independent Schools Council Website - has a search facility: by county, school or postcode. The ISC brings together eight associations of independent schools, their heads, bursars and governors and represents over 1,200 independent schools in the UK and overseas.
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BBC Live Educational News

Covid: School return chance for more pupils before Easter

Schools will be able to offer some sessions to years 7, 8 and 9 but it will not be a full return.

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Trustees of the Universities Superannuation Scheme say contributions must rise steeply.

Budget 2021: Sunak announces extension to universal credit £20 top up

Rishi Sunak announces a temporary extension to universal credit until September as part of pandemic support.

Part-time return for all secondary pupils in Scotland from 15 March

As part of the phased return of pupils across Scotland, children in P4-P7 will also return full time.

Dyslexia support centres
Click also to find: Education Agencies & Authorities, Schools - Independent & Preparatory
Special schools for Buckingham for moderate to severe learning difficulties, ADHD, Autism, Physical impairment, complex health needs, communication difficulties, dyspraxia and other special needs.

Special Needs Schools around you

The Royal Latin School

Brookfield Ln, Buckingham MK18 1AX, UK – 01280 813065

Gets better

pretty good

Website with facility to search for many different kinds of special needs schools and links to lots of support groups.  Find a special needs school near Buckingham or search the website for special schools throughout the UK

Adult Education Centres for MK18 - Language Tuition

Adult Education Centres for Buckingham which may run evening or daytime language classes

Adult Education

Buckinghamshire Adult Learning

Verney Cl, Buckingham MK18 1JP, UK – 0845 045 4040

Language Schools

University of Buckingham

Yeomanry House, Hunter St, Buckingham MK18 1EG, UK – 01280 814080

Wonderful place with great educational standards and a beautiful campus.

The best thing that has ever happened to me is the education of my daughter in this great university.

Language Schools for Buckingham

Language schools for MK18. Also consider Adult Education Centres which might run evening language classes

Private Tutors for Buckingham

Private Tuition for MK18
Click also to find: Language Schools, Translators & Interpreters

Private Tutors

Buckingham 11 Plus Tutor

3 Chandos Rd, Buckingham MK18 1AH, UK – 01280 815282

Kumon Maths & English

Buckingham Community Centre, Cornwall's Meadow, Buckingham MK18 1RP, UK – 01280 422733

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