Progressive Schools UK

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.

Progressive Education UK

The London Acorn School has carefully constructed a curriculum which can be considered nothing short of pure innovation, but at the same time is no less rigorous in its ambition for its pupils. The curriculum we use is broad and includes a considerably richer blend of subjects that allow for a distinct place to be creative to the heart’s content.

The curriculum we use is a perfect blend of the teachings of Steiner, Ruskin and also Scandinavian and the very best of British education approaches to education. Our teachers believe that there is no one-fit educational ‘truth’ but at our school we strive and endeavour to ensure each and every one of our pupils do not receive a pedestrian education, but an education that excites and inspires.

Progressive Independent Schools

Unlike traditional educational environments which all days feel exactly the same each day, our school adopts the mentality of not allowing two days to be the same, whether that means one day children enjoy gardening and painting and the next they participate in pottery and singing you and your child can be sure to be fully engaged. This approach also helps the teachers here at TLAS to nourish child development.

 

Progressive Private Schools

In tandem with many of the educational systems throughout the world, The London Acorn School delays the start of formal education as much as possible, choosing to focus entirely on the social and emotional wellbeing of the youngest pupils. Formal education doesn’t begin until the age of six as our philosophy is always to give children the freedom, creativity, imagination and curiosity needed to thrive in their later years.

Progressive Secondary School

Pupils who are currently within our Junior school enjoy a rich curriculum diet. Studying cross curriculum themes in main lessons, additional literacy, maths and science lessons, however the difference with our approach is kids will enjoy the empowerment that comes from forest sessions and the creative arts to give the pupils time and space and support to enable them to learn progressively.

Our school is a very happy school, with each child able to explore and discover their own passions and develop an understanding of their own learning and gifts they have been blessed with and we pride ourselves in the proven track record of producing well rounded, well educated and deeply happy pupils who become excited to progress further on their journey through life.


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