Harpur Hill Primary School

Trent Avenue, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 9LP

01298 23261


Admissions Process

Prospective parents are always welcome to meet with the Headteacher for a tour of the school.



Our Governor run Nursery admits children from the term that they have their third birthday (rising threes). The main starting points for Nursery children are: September, January and after Easter. Some parents choose a more gradual, flexible start which can be discussed with school.

If you would like a nursery place for your child, please contact the school office directly.

More information can be found in the Nursery section.



Children usually start Reception in the September prior to their 5th birthday.

Derbyshire Local Authority allocates places at Harpur Hill Primary School for Reception children.

Parents are required to apply for a place for their child to start Reception using the Derbyshire online admissions process:


The window for applying for places opens in November and closes mid January (prior to the September when children are due to start).