Enjoying an enviable location close to Wembley Park station, we are able to access wonderful museums, parks, concert halls, art galleries, historic sites, places of worship and educational attractions across London. Each year group expects to enjoy between three to four visits a year, for which there is no additional cost.
These are arranged for each class and are linked to curriculum topics. Younger pupils always travel to such venues in coaches fitted with seat belts. Older pupils may make use of the train, bus and underground facilities; particularly when travelling into central London.
2018 visits have included the Museum of London (Romans, Anglo-Saxons & Vikings, Victorians), the British Museum (Ancient Egypt) and ZSL Whipsnade. We also participated in a whole school trip to the RAF Museum at Colindale to commemorate one hundred years since the end of World War One.
Curriculum Enrichment Days
At Buxlow we have a number of themed days throughout the year to support the curriculum and wider areas of personal development. All external visitors are selected for the provision of a quality experience to enhance children’s understanding of a topic.
2018 visitors and workshops have included an Art and Drama whole school workshop to celebrate Black History Month, and a visit from Florence Nightingale to answer Lower School’s questions. Upper School celebrated UK Parliament Week 2018 by hosting a visit from Brent North MP Barry Gardiner.
Residential Outdoor Education Trip
Pupils in Years 4, 5 and 6 have an outstanding opportunity to challenge themselves and join a residential multi-activity trip in the Summer Term. Children learn through experience; working together to gain confidence in their abilities and to develop self esteem. This residential trip does incur an at cost fee.
To allow for each child to have the most well-rounded experience possible, we alternate between three excellent facilities operated by PGL; Liddington (near Swindon), Windmill Hill (East Sussex) and Osmington Bay (near Weymouth). In June 2019 we will be attending PGL Liddington, one of the group’s flagship centres.
Other School Events
Music and Drama are a large part of life at Buxlow. Many of our most memorable events involve the Performing Arts – please see our Arts page for more information. You may also view our Diary Dates page to view upcoming events.