Buckholme Towers School and Nursery, in Lower Parkstone, is opening its doors to the local community in October to thank those who rallied around its staff and pupils following a fire, which damaged the building in March.
On Friday October 11 from 5pm to 6.30pm, local people and businesses will get the chance to have a guided tour of the new building and to meet the headmaster and teaching staff. The Mayor of Poole Cllr Philip Eades will cut a ribbon to officially mark the opening.
A second event on Saturday 12 October from 10am to 12pm, is open to local parents who wish to find out more about the school and discuss the opportunities available at Buckholme Towers.
Iain Robertson, headmaster at Buckholme Towers School, is encouraging local people to attend the events so he can personally thank them for their support and to mark this significant occasion. He said: “It was nothing short of a miracle to open Buckholme within 48 hours of the fire and we wouldn’t have been able to do it without the help and support from members of the local community.
“Now that the new term is well underway we wanted to express our thanks to those who supported us and show them how well the pupils are settling into their new school. Buckholme has been part of the Parkstone community since 1939 and we are proud to be able to showcase this fantastic new building and to continue pupils’ successes well into the future.”
Buckholme Towers School and Nursery in Commercial Road, Parkstone provides education for children from two years and nine months up to 11 years old. The average class size is 14 pupils and in 2012 the school achieved 100% pass rate for 12+ entry to grammar school.
For more information please call Mr Iain Robertson on 01202 742871 or visit www.buckholmetowers.co.uk