Keys to the brand new eco-friendly Buckholme Towers School were handed to headmaster, Iain Robertson in readiness for pupils returning in September.

Building work is now complete on the school in Commercial Road, Parkstone, which was damaged by a fire on March 12. The purpose built facility includes a brand new heating system, automatic lights, double glazing and insulation, making it more energy efficient.

Pupils will benefit from new art and science rooms, upgraded IT facilities and increased security including an electronic door entry system.

Iain Robertson, headmaster at Buckholme Towers School, said: “I am thrilled to receive the keys to the school and I can’t wait to welcome the pupils in the new term. The school was built in the 1930s and up until last year the building still had many original features, so to have a fully-equipped purpose built facility is fantastic and we will be able to put the cost benefits back into providing the pupils with additional resources.”

The independent school provides education for children from two years and nine months, up to twelve years old.

Lorraine Hodgson, parent of Charles, five and Harriet, three, who are returning to the school in September added: Both children are extremely excited about their return to Buckholme. The brand new facilities will undoubtedly benefit our children and will also enhance the school’s well-deserved reputation already achieved for excellent teaching standards.”

For more information about admissions for the new term please call Mr Robertson on 01202 742871 or visit