The London Acorn School is nestled in a rose garden alongside a meandering stream, situated in the grounds of Morden Hall Park. It’s an idyllic setting for a progressive education. Our small class sizes, nurturing environment and holistic education allows children to develop the skills needed for a changing modern world: critical thinking, creativity, teamwork and emotional intelligence, in addition to academic excellence.

The London Acorn School has a broad thematic approach to its curriculum with a rich blend of subjects, taking inspiration from different pedagogies, such as Steiner Waldorf education as well as the National Curriculum. There is no one educational ‘truth’; however, at The London Acorn School we endeavour to ensure that our pupils receive a balanced education that excites and inspires. On a typical day, maths and literacy will be studied in the morning, followed by humanities, languages or science before lunch, with art, drama, music, sport, woodwork or woodland craft enjoyed in the afternoon.

Progressive Education UK

In tandem with many educational systems worldwide, The London Acorn School delays the start of formal education until the age of six, focusing on the social and emotional wellbeing of our youngest pupils. The fostering of imagination, creativity, curiosity and the freedom to be children, is at the heart of our school’s philosophy in our early years provision.

If you are interested to know more about our progressive education, please book a visit – we’d love to show you around!

Progressive Independent Schools

The atmosphere at The London Acorn School is that of a family. 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, open-minded and independent pupils ready to take their next steps in the world.

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Children beginning their day with circle time, sharing songs, actions and movement. The rhythm of the seasons imparted to all children, and the tone of the day set.

The smells of delicious soup or bread wafting through the school as a warm greeting. Meals are taken around one large table, with children taking turns to share their news or discussing a guided topic as a group.

Kindergarten pupils taking their daily walk to what the children affectionately refer to as the ‘Kindi Tree’.

Hammocks and ropes strewn between branches. Digging and den building part of a daily exploration of nature.

Firm friendships forged as children learn the abilities to cooperate, negotiate and communicate well.

Children thriving at school.