This site is run by the Buxton Vision group and has the latest on practically everything that is happening in Buxton, especially seasonal events which range from street and indoor theatre, literary and food festivals in the summer, Christmas fairs in winter, farmers markets and concerts throughout the year.
This links to the Buxton Opera House and also the Pavillion Arts Centre which is a hub for entertainment, culture and the arts within Buxton.
This is another key website for everything that is happening in Buxton. Vision Buxton brings together local businesses, community groups and individuals who are all passionate about making Buxton an even better place to live work and play. They play an important role within the community and the commercial life of our town.
The Buxton Library organises several events throughout the year, especially in the winter months. It is a welcoming and well-stocked space for everyone, with free internet access and Wi-Fi, a children and adult area, DVDs to rent and videogames to play. Oh, and it also has books!
The Buxton Museum is a great space to spend a few hours. It has a permanent display with exhibits from pre-historic to modern-day Buxton life, but is also boasts artwork by local schools and established local artists. Its shop sells Science Museum toys and gadgets and has an enticing collection of semi-precious stones to collect.
Local art gallery that runs workshops and activities for children, as well as exhibitions by local artists.
Local Tourist Board
This site has information from the Tourist Board on local festivals, seasonal events, farmers markets, art exhibitions and plenty more both in and around Buxton, including events at Chatsworth House and in the surrounding towns and villages.
The weather is an ‘event’ in Buxton. This site is run and updated in real time by locals and for locals with information on road closures in and out of Buxton, flood and ice warnings, etc.
This is the Derbyshire Council website which allows you to sign up for email alerts of school closures in the local area. It’s especially handy if you have children at different schools.
Our PTFA uses this site to help raise money for our school. By going to this site and registering under Burbage Primary School, you can raise money for us everytime you shop as long as you log into Easy Fundraising and then go shopping.
It is free and simple to use.
It has over 2000 retailers listed – Amazon, Boden, John Lewis, M & S, Expedia, eBay, Argos and many more
100s of exclusive retailer voucher codes to save money when you shop.
So far we have raised
Child Support Agency
Some useful links if you need information about Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
The parent partnership website, with downloadable leaflets and loads of links to other organisations
An overview of what DCC provides for children with SEND
A summary for parents called “My child has…” (this is also where the link is for the parent partnership).
A list of the SEND support agencies within DCC.
The DCC SEND code of practice.
Local Inclusion Service – Has a link to DCC’s descriptors of Special Educational Provision
National explanation of SEND provision.
A downloadable publication called “SEND – a guide for parents and carers” from the Dept for Education.
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If there are any other sites that you have found to be useful or supportive in this area please email us and we can add it to our website for other parents to use.
Here are a few links to secondary schools your children may go to.
Buxton Community School
St Thomas More
Lady Manners Bakewell
Hope Valley College
Kings in Macclesfield
Stockport Grammar School
Follow the link below and type in ‘Buxton’ to find details of our local Job Centre.