Harpur Hill Residents' Association


Harpur Hill Primary School and Children’s Centre     

Our local primary school is in great demand! It was judged ‘Good with outstanding behaviour’ following the last Ofsted inspection. Its well-mannered pupils frequently attain academic levels that are well above the national average.

Two important areas that the town of Buxton 
is renowned for are music and sport and Harpur Hill reflects this by consistently producing excellent results in both these areas.

Prospective parents are welcome to contact the school (01298) 23261 and visit at a mutually convenient time. Prospectuses are available on request and there is a considerable amount of information regarding the school and its current activities on the website www.harpurhill.derbyshire.sch.uk

Harpur Hill is the only primary school in the High Peak area to be delivering a programme in collaboration with Save the Children which seeks to promote closer working relationships and understanding between families and school. Anyone wishing further information should contact Rona Barton at the school (01298) 23261 and enquire about the FAST (Family and Schools Together) programme.

The Children’s Centre manager is Helen Crooks. She has provided Harpur Hill with enormous opportunities to gain advice, support or courses on so many areas of family life.

Helen has promoted links with the school by funding a worker to assist one of the school’s teaching assistants in establishing a ‘Nurture Group’ in the school and funding another worker to work with a teaching assistant in opening a ‘Homework Club’ for those children who would rather finish work in school and relax at home

The Children’s Centre not only offers a variety of courses but also possesses an extraordinary amount of contact information with regard to other services. Their number is (01298) 74101  

The Children’s Centre also has an excellent nursery unit where pre-school children can begin to learn to share and turn-take and prepare for transfer to the primary school. The nursery has some very gifted and experienced adults and Jackie, the manager, would be delighted to hear from you if you wish to discuss the provision. (07929909751)



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