Buckland Newton CE Primary School

Buckland Newton CE Primary School is divided into four classes covering Reception to Year 6 with an onsite pre-school. We are a very successful village school and are very much part of the local community. We have strong links with the church and wonderful support from our governing body, parents, a band of volunteers from the community and FBNS (Friends of Buckland Newton School). This year, along with most of the other schools in the Sherborne area, we became a multi-academy trust (Sherborne Area Schools' Trust - SAST). This is the beginning of a new chapter for us but we feel in this changing educational landscape, it will give us the opportunity to retain our autonomy while working closely with other schools for the benefit of all our children. We have a very well-resourced and safe Foundation Area- this enhances our lovely school grounds and facilities, including our Spiritual Garden, wooden trail and tyre park.


01300 345393
Fax: 01300 345393


Venue address
Buckland Newton
West Dorset


Opening times
Mon: 08:40-15:20
Tue: 08:40-15:20
Wed: 08:40-15:20
Thu: 08:40-15:20
Fri: 08:40-15:20

Service Details

Additional Information

Headteacher: Mrs Nicola Ralph. Lunch Break: 12.20pm to 1.20pm. Our Christian vision 'Every Child, Every chance, Every Day' is fully supported by all stakeholders. Our latest Ofsted Report in February 2017 stated that Buckland Newton CE Primary continues to be 'good' and we are recognised as one of the highest performing schools in the area and consistently in the top 5% nationally for progress. Also, on the school site you will find Little Adventurers Pre-School for children aged 2 years to 4 years and 11 months. Pre-school accepts funded places. For further information please call 01300 345393 or email office@bucklandnewton.dorset.sch.uk.

Age Range Details
4 to 11 years. Pre-school takes from 2 to 4 years where places are funded or invoiced for.
Related Links
• School admissions, transport, term dates and free school meals
• School performance tables
• Check for school closures
• Little Adventurers Pre-School
Age Range
4 years 0 months to 11 years 0 months

Ofsted Registered Details

Ofsted inspection result
Date of last inspectionInspection resultOfsted report
Awaiting Inspection


Wheelchair accessible
All our school is flat access with the exception of 1 door, where a ramp will be provided if necessary.
Parking availability information
Free school car park with 1 disability bay.
Toilet facility information
Ground floor, wheelchair access, baby changing and intimate care facilities.
Other Facilities
If a need were identified in addition to our present provision, we would endeavour to cater and change our school environment accordingly.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities

Please refer to school website.

See our school's SEND policy and support information.

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Address: Buckland Newton  Dorchester  Dorset

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