School Building Updates

The Department for Education (DfE) conducted surveys in summer 2023 which identified concerns with building work carried out by a specific contractor no longer in business.

They identified a group of schools with structural issues and unfortunately, Buckton Fields Primary School was one of those schools.

The DfE informed us in August 2023 that we could not return into the school, and therefore we spent some time at our sister school, Pineham Barns, from September 2023 to February 2024 until our new termporary site was installed in the grounds of the original school.

In December 2023, the DfE made the decision to rebuild the permanent building.  The Dfe will begin the process of procuring a new building contractor to demolish the buildings and undertake a new build.

In February 2024, we returned back to our home community, in brilliant brand new purpose built premises, offering the same high quality creative learning spaces and resources children enjoyed at our existing building – with separate classrooms, a school hall, kitchen facilities – including an innovation space, new early years outdoor area and dedicated space for breakfast and after-school clubs.

We appreciate how unsettling this situation hs been, both for our existing school community, and for families hoping to secure a Reception place at Buckton Fields for their children in 2024. Please be reassured that work on the new building is already underway and progressing well, and the DfE is in regular contact with us. We will continue to update parents on a regular basis, so we can work well together as we rise to this unexpected challenge.

The Buckton Fields team will continue to provide the very best teaching and learning opportunities for your children, albeit from different buildings.

Keeping you Updated:

Information around our new permanent school will be updated here!