Education and Childcare



Long Buckby Infant School

High Street, Long Buckby, Northampton NN6 7RE.

Tel: 01327 842637

Fax: 01327 843904

Headteacher: Mrs. Sarah Dugdale

Chairman of the Governors: Cei Davies Linn


e-mail: head@longbuckby-inf.northants-ecl.gov.uk

This small friendly school, positioned in the centre of the village is for children aged 4-7 years. The Headteacher, Mrs Dugdale, leads a team of seven class teachers, eight learning support assistants, a School Busines Manager, an Administrative Assistant and seven additional support staff. The school is  lucky to have the support of many parents and friends working on a voluntary basis in school. Strong liaison exists between the Junior School as well as the local pre-school groups.


The school prides itself on providing a caring community where children learn in stimulating indoor and outdoor environments.


The school enjoys a lovely playground setting where the children are able to appreciate the natural environment. The National Curriculum and Foundation Stage programmes are delivered in an integrated fashion to enable children to benefit from the experiences offered. The school is well equipped with a variety of apparatus ranging from computers to modern reading books and learning equipment.


Your child's well being is our primary concern. We believe that children learn when they are happy, secure and respected, in an environment where they feel safe and loved.



Junior School


South Close, Long Buckby, Northampton. NN6 7PX.

Tel: 01327 842445

Fax: 01327 843856


Headteacher:  Mr. Tony Cox

Chairman of Governors: Mr. David Bray

Long Buckby Junior School is a happy and friendly school, drawing nearly all of its children from the local village. There are 161 children on role, split into 5 classes: two mixed Year 3/4 classes, a mixed Year 4/5 class, a mixed Year 5/6 class and a Year 6 class. We have five full time class teachers and two part time specialist teachers - one for music and one for French. 

The school places great emphasis on the all round development of its children. Peripatetic music teachers also come into school to give brass, string, keyboard, voice, percussion, guitar and woodwind lessons. A wide range of extra curricular activities takes place and children have the opportunity to attend residential visits. At lunchtimes children can choose to go to basketball lessons or to Rock School, both provided by outside companies. 

An enthusiastic School Association made up of parents, friends and governors works tirelessly to support the school's activities. Prospective parents are most welcome to visit the school.


Guilsborough School

West Haddon Road, Guilsborough, Northampton. NN6 8QE.

Tel: 01604 740641

Fax: 01604 749104

e-mail: guilsborough@rmplc.co.uk


Headteacher: Mrs Chrissie Staley, M.Ed.

Guilsborough School is an 11 - 18 community school, serving 22 villages and hamlets in Northamptonshire, of which Long Buckby is the largest. The Local Education Authority provides School buses with various collection points in the village, for students who live within the school's catchment area.

The school is set in a wonderful rural location with well-maintained buildings and extensive playing fields. There is an excellent Sixth Form Centre and newly refurbished Learning Resource Centre. Guilsborough has Technology College Status and is part of the Network Schools Learning Community.

Guilsborough School is popular and over-subscribed -- the current roll is over 1350 including over 230 in the Sixth Form. Its popularity and reputation is based on an ethos that places the student at the heart of learning. A healthy partnership exists between staff and students, contributing to the positive and friendly atmosphere in the school.

We have high expectations and place importance upon school development and improvement. Our students perform very well at all examination levels and, in the School Performance Tables, Guilsborough consistently figures as one of the top local authority schools in Northamptonshire.

Guilsborough's population is typically comprehensive and represents the full spectrum in terms of ability and background with significant numbers going on to higher education. The school is also noted for the level of extra-curricular activities and high standards are achieved in music, drama and sport.



West Haddon Primary, The Green, West Haddon, Northants NN6 7AN

Tel 01788 510939



South Northamptonshire and Daventry Adult Learning


For information on current services ring the Adult Learning Hotline 01604 237418



Contact: Betty Izzard

Tel: 01327 842908

Courses are run on a Tuesday evening at the lounge in the Baptist Church during the autumn and spring terms, starting at 7.30 p.m.



Childcare and Child Development


Clarecroft Day Nursery

34 High Street, Long Buckby, Northampton. NN6 7RD.

Tel: 01327 844474

Principal: Tina Johri

Catering for all your children's needs from 3 months to 8 years. Open 8.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m. 50 weeks per year, excluding bank holidays. (Baby Unit and Out of School Club also available)

Our aim is to create a warm, safe and friendly environment for every child and their family, which offers each child a sense of belonging where they can respond co-operatively with adults and other children.

We aim to work with parents in a partnership and together we will actively maintain high ethical standards and equal opportunities in all areas of the nursery, therefore allowing each child to achieve their maximum potential and create the basis for future development.

Our primary purpose is to provide a high quality day care service for children focusing on learning through play. Each group plans and prepares to meet all children's needs, daily routines gives everyone access to inside/outside play and equipment. Play is something nearly all children do naturally, by structuring play activities our staff can encourage social, physical, emotional and intellectual stimulus, this in turn encourages independence, self-reliance and self-esteem which aids a smooth transition into main-stream education.


Long Buckby Pre-School


Baptist Church School Rooms, Market Place, Long Buckby

Manager: Allison Piotrowski

Telephone: 01327 844785

Email: longbuckbypreschool@outlook.com

At Long Buckby Pre school we aim to provide a happy, caring and stimulating environment for your child. In this environment your child will be encouraged and motivated to learn and develop linguistically, intellectually, physically and socially from play-based activities, whilst working towards the early learning goals. We are based in a warm brightly-lit school room of the Baptist Church where children can learn through their play and make new friends of a similar age.

From September we will offer places from the age of 2yrs and our sessions will be:

Monday to Friday,

9am - 12pm,

12pm - 3pm

or 9am - 3pm. 

We are a charity run by a voluntary committee. New committee members or volunteer helpers are always welcome. For details please email the committee on preschoolcommittee@outlook.com

For more information please visit our website, facebook page or call us.



Mums and Tots

Every Monday during term-time 9.30 - 11.00 a.m. at the Community Centre. Are you caring for babies and pre-school children? If you are a grandparent, mum, dad, nanny, childminder, au pair, auntie or uncle, you and the babies and children you care for are very welcome. The cost is £1.50 for one carer and one child (extra child is 50p) which includes refreshments, maintenance of toys and hire of hall.


Music Tuition

Theory and practical musicianship, brass, singing, guitar, woodwind and piano.

Contact Phil Dixon on 01327 843448 or 07984 191507


Speech and Language Therapy

Lynn Griffiths BSc. MRCSLT, MASLTIP runs a Long Buckby based private practice for pre-school and school aged children who have difficulty with:

Listening and paying attention

Using speech sounds/unclear speech

Understanding, remembering and using language

Understanding and using social skills

For more information see our website below or contact her on 07764 614 494


Science Tutor

Experienced, qualified teacher of science available for private tuition in A level Biology, GCSE triple biology, GCSE core and additional science.

Experience with all exam boards.

Call Tina 078878 54210 or email tl.ashby@btinternet.com


Talk German

If you are interested in learning German - and it doesn't matter if you haven't ever learned a single word before or if you have advanced knowledge - please feel free to contact me:

Silke Kost

Email: silke@talk-german.co.uk


mobile: 07979 845 333

skype: silke.kost


Little Rascal's

Especially for babies and toddlers.  Make friends, have a cuppa and a chat.  Toys and activities will vary each week, these will include crafts, stories and learning sign language.

Tuesday Mornings 9-11am (term time) - Long Buckby & Brington Baptist CHurch. Market Place, Long Buckby


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