The London Acorn School

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Morden Cottage
Morden Hall Park
Morden Hall Road
020 85449769
3 - 14
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School Description

The London Acorn School is a new school that was registered in March 2013 to provide education for up to 84 boys and girls aged from three to 14 years. It is located in Morden, in the London Borough of Merton. The school is housed in a National Trust property that is a Grade II listed building. It uses a local school of gymnastics and a local dinghy sailing facility for physical education. The school opened in September 2013 and this is its first inspection. There are currently 12 pupils on roll between the ages of three and 13 years, three of whom are in the Early Years Foundation Stage. The Kindergarten class includes five children aged from three to six years. Three pupils attend part time, one of whom is a pupil of secondary-school age who is part home-educated. None of the pupils has a statement of special educational needs. Pupils between the ages of six and 14 years form the Lower School. The school is owned by The London Acorn School CIC which consists of five directors. It is an associate member of The Acorn School Ltd that owns The Acorn School in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire. The school teaches a curriculum based on the Waldorf Steiner curriculum, with modifications. In the Lower School, lessons can be ‘main lessons’ that are taught by class teachers, follow a particular structure and focus on specific curriculum units, or ‘subject lessons’ taught mostly by subject specialists. The staff include the headteacher, who currently teaches full time, the Kindergarten leader, and a teacher who is also the director of administration. In addition, there are two specialist teachers for music, clay work and woodwork shared with The Acorn School in Nailsworth, a part-time French teacher and a teaching assistant. One of the school’s aims is to: ‘provide an outstanding holistic education that nurtures and develops each pupil’s intellectual, emotional and physical self-confidence. This is achieved through a balanced curriculum that integrates academic, creative and physical activities, underpinned by a strong commitment to moral values’.

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“Great small friendly school”
Brilliant – a lovely, small and friendly school. The teaching is great and my children are very happy. They have made great progress at their work too. It sounds alternative as the children only start lessons aged 6.5 and are playing in Kindergarten before this. Actually this isn't so unusual in other countries and the curriculum is carefully planned so pupils are at a similar level to state school peers by the age of 11. It works well – the evidence is how well my children are doing and OFSTED were very impressed too. There is a long established sister school in Gloucestershire. The children are so happy and spend time outside playing every day, doing brilliant art and music lessons and sports like sailing. Why isn't every school like this one?
“Wonderful school”
Wonderful school. I have 2 children there. It is so friendly and the children want to go every day. They are making really good academic progress. The music, art and nature studies are great here too. There is nothing we don't like.
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