Nurturing childhood gifts
of creativity and curiosity

The London Acorn School

Based in a cosy cottage, nestled between a rose garden and meandering stream in 125 acres of National Trust parkland, we have created a nurturing, holistic school. Our gentle, alternative approach limits screen time and emphasises a connection with nature; fostering curiosity, creativity and a lifelong love of learning for children aged 3-11.

Less pressure. More balance.

We believe that one day, this child-centred approach won’t represent an alternative but the norm.

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While we can’t deny the success of Barbie last summer, there is something wholesome about the handmade dolls in our Kindergarten. 

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While we can’t deny the success of Barbie last summer, there is something wholesome about the handmade dolls in our Kindergarten.

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Each good deed sets me free.
Each kind word makes me strong. 
I will fight for the right,
I will conquer the wrong!

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Brave and true I will be.
Each good deed sets me free.
Each kind word makes me strong.
I will fight for the right,
I will conquer the wrong!

#thelondonacornschool
#waldorfschools
#steinerschool
#chatsworthschls
#mordenhallpark
#outdoorlearning
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Take a closer look inside our classroom and beyond our walls to find out what makes us so special.

Discover our unique curriculum that blends various teaching philosophies for students aged 3 to 11.

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Kind Words from Students, Parents, and Teachers

“They’re safe, they’re nurtured, they’re respected.”

The London Acorn School Parent

“Every morning [my son’s] teacher checks in with all the students in the class, checks how they’re feeling and helps them to kind of build that confidence and that happiness for them to grow and develop every day.”

The London Acorn School Parent

“The pace of it is really important. There’s not a sense of “we’re trying to catch up all the type.”

The London Acorn School Parent

“I like that there’s not too many people in the classes because…it’s easier for teachers and we can have more time with each other.”

The London Acorn School Student

“They love the learning. I think that’s fantastic. As a parent, I couldn’t want anything more for them.”

The London Acorn School Parent

“It’s a really beautiful alternative approach to education. It allows our kids to grow up in their own time and their own space and explore whatever they’re interested in and grow up in a really beautiful place as well, which is really important.”

The London Acorn School Teacher

“They really like the fact that they can be outdoors quite a lot…And they really…have a good connection with the teachers. And they really kind of feel very bonded and connected to them.”

The London Acorn School Parent

“And the teachers aren’t strict and are very helpful and jolly.”

The London Acorn School Student

“The teachers are nice and helpful.”

The London Acorn School Student

“We are not only blending curricula together, but we are trying to pioneer an education system that just doesn’t exist. But we’re still hitting those key targets and I think what’s really important for parents to know is that we’re not just making it up as we go. We’ve taken the best of the Steiner curriculum, of the Swedish Forest School curriculum, and of the national curriculum.”

The London Acorn School Teacher

“I don’t mind being a low-tech school because we do other exciting stuff instead, like making things in woodwork and forest school.”

The London Acorn School Student