As Headteacher, I would like to warmly welcome you to Buxlow Preparatory School. I have been Headteacher here since September 2018 and seen the school and nursery through many exciting developments, with the pupils at the heart of all decisions made. It is an absolute pleasure and joy to work at Buxlow, with equally committed colleagues and for me, this is a role that is one of both the head and heart.

I am delighted you have chosen to find out more about us. I hope you find our website informative. You will see we are an ambitious and caring school and nursery, capable of enabling our pupils’ entry to the top senior schools in the country. We recognise the potential of each pupil and fully support their journey to achieving that potential along with the joy of discovery through learning. We maintain a balance of high academic standards and a small nurturing learning environment, akin to the family home. We call it the Buxlow family: pupils, parents and staff are willingly bound by that association and relationship.

Buxlow has existed as a school since 1927 and has been based on its current site in North Wembley since 1929. Those same values of Excellence, Determination, Responsibility, Kindness, Honesty and Respect enshrined by the founding Headteacher, Mrs Probyn, are as relevant to the school and nursery today as they were in 1927. We are proud of our long heritage of providing quality education, effective pastoral support and the strong ties of community, vital to the success of any small school. Educational success is measured in a variety of markers, academic results being only one. We are most successful at offering tailored support and guidance to build the personal growth of our pupils, focusing on character and resilience to enable them to confidently manage the obstacles in life with assurance and self-belief. This approach provides the solid foundation to our school, in which all pupils must feel safe, secure, valued and respected in their learning environment before any form of academic success can be considered. Indeed, without the former, the latter is much more difficult to achieve successfully.

Our teaching and non-teaching staff are vital to our continuing success and are committed to providing creative and challenging experiences for our pupils to maximise their learning potential. We consider an innovative approach as core to Teaching and Learning at Buxlow and constantly strive to improve our learning provision. Our commitment to developing character extends to offering a wide range of after-school activities to enable our pupils a rich plethora of experiences.

I am always delighted to welcome perspective parents to Buxlow for a tour of the school and nursery. As a historian, the long and fascinating history of Buxlow is always a pleasure to share.

Mr. D May BA (HONS), MEd