Upcoming Diary Dates

This week Event Details
Monday 15th April Inset Day for Staff No school for children.
Tuesday 16th April Children return to school All children to return to school.
Friday 19th April Parent Workshop at 9:30am Come and join Sarah and Stacey to find out more about the Rubicon and how to work with the profound changes in childhood around age 9.

A booking form for the workshop will be sent shortly. *Please note later workshop session start*

Friday 19th April Kindergarten and Junior Class Photos Weather permitting, Kindergarten and Junior Class Photos will be taken outside. Please can we ask that all children follow our school dress code for this day, just like any other day.
Next week Event

Monday 22nd April

FREE Beekeeping Workshop for Juniors at 10:45am We are so pleased to welcome back the Wimbledon Beekeeping Association to The London Acorn School. With an apiary on our doorstep, this is a great opportunity for juniors to find out more about the importance of bees.
Thursday 25th April Oslo City Steiner School Concert for Kindergarten and Juniors AND PARENTS at 9am It is with much anticipation that we welcome back Oslo City Steiner School for the second year running. After the triumph of last year, our students are already excited to experience the magical music that these teenagers have to offer. Not to be missed!

We would love to extend the invitation to parents this time, although please be aware that it will be standing room only. You do not need to book for this event.

Friday 26th April Kindergarten Walk and Talk with Sarah at 8:45am – 9:15am A valuable opportunity to ask our current Headteacher about the different aspects of Kindergarten at The London Acorn School.
Friday 26th April Open Day from 1:30pm-3pm Please invite your friends to come and visit our school and find out more about our vision for childhood at our next Open Day. To book, please visit here: Open Day

Welcome from our Headteacher

Dear families and friends of The London Acorn School,

Welcome back to school and Summer Term; since the clocks went back it feels like we are at last truly sliding into summer, even with some weather to match over the Spring Break!

This is truly the most beautiful term of the year, when the trees are freshly clothed in full green glory.

Our  theme for this term across the school is communication, sharing strategies for good communications and celebrating the wonderful riches we have in the diversity of languages spoken across our school community. Our May Festival will continue our established school tradition of offering international dishes and later in the term we will have a day of international communications, highlighting ongoing work with pen friends and languages.

We have so many other events to look forward to. Next week we welcome back Oslo Steiner School. The musical concert that they offered to our children was absolutely stunning last year, and presented a wonderful picture for them to consider the future as teenagers, showing what it is possible to be and do. This year we have limited places to offer to parents who would like to come along and see just what musical heights young people are capable of achieving.

Meanwhile our workshop offerings for grown ups are in contestant growth and development; please check out our weekly nutshell published diary for the latest events upcoming and book places early.

I am looking forward to a joyous last term with you all!

With kind regards,


Announcements, Reminders and Important Information


The very warmest Acorn welcome to our incoming Head for September, Rachel Bochenski, currently leading juniors at Hall School Wimbledon. She will be supporting Sarah at a selection of school events this term and they are looking forward to working together. Please stop and say hello when she is down with us.


From all of us here at The London Acorn School, we would like to welcome Pippa Cox, our new Forest School Leader. Pippa joins the team with a wealth of Forest School teaching experience and enthusiasm for the role.

We would also like to welcome back Amadeus, Walter and Anastasia Stack, who are rejoining us in Oak/Chestnut Class and Willow Class. We hope you and your family feel at home here once again.


Please find the updated Summer Term Calendar at the end of this Nutshell for all the exciting events coming this way.


National Trust continue to take safety on the park seriously, and with more people circulating in this beautiful community area as the weather is fine, they will once again ensure that park gates are open until 6pm. National Trust will have a security team on duty around the ‘Heart of the Park’ area where our school is situated in the late afternoons and have recently invested in the latest security cameras for this area. This morning in assembly we checked that the children know exactly what to do if approached by strangers or dogs whilst out in school groups. Our school site was chosen so that the park could be enjoyed safely. A gentle reminder that, beyond our school garden, Morden Hall Park is a London public place, water courses are all around and children should be under appropriate supervision. We regularly exchange information with National Trust – please do let the school office know if you see anything on the park that doesn’t seem quite right.

Summer Term Calendar 2024

In a Nutshell Newsletter 25th March: Happy Easter Holidays!
In a Nutshell Newsletter 22nd April: Beekeeping and a Norwegian Concert