Shorts, Sports and the Final Report: Buckholme Towers School’s Sports Day 2014.

Buckholme Towers School and Nursery in Lower Parkstone, Poole hosted its annual Sports Day at the East Dorset Tennis Club on Monday July 7.

Crowds of parents formed to support the pupils aged two to 11 years old. Team Studland House won by two points narrowly beating Team Alum and were awarded the John Wright Sports Cup for 2014

Competitions included relay, sprints and obstacle courses, as well as the traditional egg and spoon and sack races. Parents had an opportunity to get involved with the ‘mums and dads’ races which proved entertaining for the pupils.

Sport plays a significant role at the independent school based on Commercial Road. Headmaster Iain Robertson, explains: “It was a fantastic day thoroughly enjoyed by spectators and participants alike. The close competition made for such an exciting final race and ensured it was a sports day to remember. The pupils really enjoy the fun light hearted competition!”

“Thank you to all those who supported us at East Dorset Tennis Club and congratulations to all those who competed, parents included.”

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Buckholme Towers celebrates 75th anniversary with WWII street party

Poole’s Buckholme Towers School and Nursery is set to mark its 75th anniversary with a special WW2 themed street party, as it coincides with the year the war broke out in 1939.

On Friday October 10, pupils will be dressing as evacuees and parents and teachers will don their best wartime costume to help create a celebratory street party atmosphere. The party is being held in the school’s playground and includes a visit from Ron Pier, a WWII transport enthusiast, who is bringing along a genuine WWII truck.

Dorothy Murray founded Buckholme Towers School in 1939 with a handful of children in her living room. Dorothy’s daughter, Ruth Goulden, was one of the first pupils and she is now a trustee of the school.   

Iain Robertson, headmaster at Buckholme Towers School and Nursery, said, “Everyone involved with the school is looking forward to Friday’s street party. It is a great opportunity to mark our 75th anniversary and to educate the pupils about why we celebrate such occasions.

“This year we have incorporated interactive ways of teaching the students about World War II so that they get a true sense of what the country and local area was like 75 years ago.”

Buckholme Towers School and Nursery on Commercial Road, Poole, provides independent education for children aged three to 11 years old and prides itself on its small classes and outstanding results.

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Family-friendly May Day Extravaganza at Ashley Cross Green

Buckholme Towers School and Nursery has joined the line-up of sponsors for the May Day Extravaganza taking place on Ashley Cross Green on Monday May 5.

Arts and crafts, live performances, a bouncy slide and an inflatable assault course are some of the activities on offer from 11am to 3pm.

The Mayor of Poole, Cllr Philip Eades will also be in attendance.

Buckholme Towers School and Nursery, located on Commercial Road near to Ashley Cross Green, is sponsoring the event along with four local businesses. Headmaster Iain Robertson said: “The May Day Extravaganza is set to be a brilliant day out for all the family. There will be a wide range of activities on offer which are suitable for all ages.

“The sponsors are local companies with the vested interest in bringing more people to Ashley Cross to showcase what a great village it is and to illustrate its positive community spirit.”

To register for open mic please arrive at 9am.

New Deputy Head at Buckholme Towers School with high hopes for the future

Buckholme Towers School and Nursery in Lower Parkstone, Poole, has appointed Judy Hook to the new role of deputy head to further strengthen its management team at the independent preparatory school.

With experience in both state and private education, Judy has worked at Buckholme for seven years in various roles including Head of Senior School, a teacher and Head of Girl’s Games. Her new role will see her continue teaching as well as focusing on the school’s overall development and assisting the headmaster with management.

Judy, who has lived in Bournemouth since 1986, said: “As a dedicated educationalist, my new position enables me to continue as a teacher but with the added responsibility for maintaining the high standards of achievement throughout the school. I will also be heavily involved in tracking children’s progress from nursery throughout their education, until they move onto grammar or secondary education.”

Iain Robertson, Headmaster at Buckholme Towers School and Nursery, said, “We are delighted to have Judy as our new deputy head. Judy is dedicated to the school and well respected by both parents and pupils. I am confident that Judy will bring further experience and expertise to the management team and support the school in maintaining the high standards that our parents and pupils have come to expect.”

Buckholme Towers School is located on Commercial Road and provides education to children aged two years and nine months to twelve.

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Buckholme Towers welcomes new admissions registrar

Buckholme Towers School and Nursery, an independent preparatory school in Lower Parkstone, Poole has appointed an admissions registrar to its support team.

Deborah Townsend joined the team in April with more than 20 years’ experience of working in the independent education sector. Deborah is the first port of call for prospective parents and she will ensure the admissions process is smooth and that customer service is exceptional.

Living locally, Deborah can assist parents who are relocating to the area. She said, “Everyone has been very welcoming and I am delighted to be given the opportunity to work at Buckholme. It is a lovely, small school which values tradition. The children are exceptional and their achievements and results are outstanding.

“My role will see me communicating with prospective parents every step of the way, from arranging the initial meeting with the headmaster, to ensuring the pupils have everything they need to start at the school. I am looking forward to welcoming new faces to Buckholme Towers.”

Iain Robertson, headmaster at Buckholme Towers School and Nursery said, “Deborah is a valued addition to the team. We are a school that is forward-thinking and one that prides itself on meeting the needs of individuals. This process starts by ensuring parents receive all the information they require and continues with a smooth and efficient enrolment process. Parents need to be assured that right from the initial enquiry their children are in the hands of caring and dynamic professionals. I am confident that with Deborah at the heart of our administration team, both current and prospective parents can expect to receive an outstanding level of service.

For information on admissions to the school please call Deborah on 01202 742 871 or visit

Buckholme Towers School is located on Commercial Road, Poole and provides education to children aged two years and nine months to twelve.