Due to positive Covid-19 cases in the school community, some pupils need to self-isolate. All pupils who have been sent home to isolate must get a PCR test. Pupils must continue to isolate, even if the PCR test is negative.

  • Some Y7 and Y9 pupils return on 21st June 2021
  • Some Y7 / Y8 / Y10 pupils return on 22nd June 2021
  • Some Y7 pupils must isolate until 25th June.
  • Some Y9 pupils to return on 28th June

All lessons for pupils in self-isolation will be on MS Teams from 15th June.

Buxworth Base

Outdoor activities are know to develop important personal traits such as leadership, teamwork, self-motivation, communication, confidence and consideration. These life skills prepare students for life after education and are highly valued by the students and society.

The school has a strong involvement in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and has had many individual and group successes in the scheme in recent years. We try to encourage boys to take part in this award which is very highly regarded by employers, parents and educational establishments.

Buxworth Base is the former railway station at Buxworth in the Peak District of Derbyshire. It is owned by Burnage Academy for Boys and provides a base for outdoor activities.

It is located in the village of Buxworth, about 18 miles from central Manchester – close enough to be easily reached, but far enough away to be ‘different!’

Buxworth Base was set up by converting the former railway station in the village of Buxworth into a self-contained Residential / Activity Centre, with the objective of providing young people with opportunities to access the countryside at affordable cost.

It is available for letting as self-catering accommodation to schools, youth organisations, and other corporate bodies. It can also be used as a camping base for activities such as Duke of Edinburgh Award expeditions.

Buxworth is a good base for all types of activity in both the Dark and White Peak areas of the National Park; Edale, Castleton, Hayfield, Kinder Scout and Buxton are close by. It is about 25 miles west of Sheffield, 30 miles from the M1, 33 miles from the M6 and 14 miles from the M60. The main line of the Peak Forest Canal starts in the village at Bugsworth Basin. The O.S. Grid reference of the site is: SK 024823.








The Grounds:

Buxworth Base is set in private grounds, reached by a short, steep private road. [This is usable only by minibuses. Large coaches cannot directly access the site.] At the level of the house is a large flat area of ground, enclosed by fences, gates and walls. There is a parking area and 3 separate grass areas which can be used for activities orto pitch tents for camping. The rest of the grounds are mostly woodland on steep banks. The operational railway line is separated from the grounds by a 3m spiked palisade fence. Passing trains cause little disturbance (especially inside the house which has very thick walls!)


Lettings

Buxworth Base is available for schools young peoples’ and adults’ organisations to hire for day or overnight visits. For current rates please contact the Buxworth Coordinator. Any group renting the Centre has full and exclusive use of the Centre for the duration of their stay.

Please Note

  • Buxworth Base is available for hire as a self-catering residential base, or as a campsite or as a combination of these uses.
  • Bookings are normally accepted only from organisations with a management group and, where young people are involved having a child safeguarding policy in place.
  • No tuition, supervision, outdoor pursuits equipment or catering is offered. All rentals are on an “accommodation only” basis.
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