The London Acorn School is housed in Morden Cottage in Morden Hall Park, a traditional setting for a progressive and exciting education. The small class sizes, nurturing environment and holistic education allows the school to focus on the skills needed for today’s world such as teamworking, critical and creative thinking, not just the ability to retain facts. The School is on a human scale and the atmosphere, which is tangible, is that of a caring family.
The London Acorn School has a carefully constructed curriculum which is innovative but is no less rigorous in its ambition for its pupils. It has a broad curriculum with a richer blend of subjects and with a distinct place for creativity at the heart of its curriculum. The curriculum has been developed using the thinking of Steiner, Ruskin and Scandinavian approaches to education as well as the very best of the British education system. There is no one educational ‘truth’ but at TLAS we endeavour to ensure that our pupils do not receive a pedestrian education but an education that excites and where no two days are the same. Enjoying gardening, painting, pottery is just as nourishing to a child’s development as is the acquisition of mathematical skills for example. At TLAS this is possible.
In tandem with many educational systems worldwide The London Acorn School delays the start of formal education and we choose to focus on the social and emotional wellbeing of our youngest pupils and formal learning begins at age six. The fostering of imagination, creativity, curiosity and the freedom to be children is at the heart of the TLAS philosophy in our early years provision.
Pupils through our Junior school enjoy a rich curriculum diet. Studying cross curriculum themes in main lessons, additional literacy, maths and Science lessons. Followed by forest school sessions, woodwork, music, art and drama. The pupils are given time and space and support to enable them to learn.
Our school is a very happy school with each child able to discover their love of learning and their gifts. The London Acorn School produces well rounded, well educated happy pupils ready to take next their steps in the world.