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user1492714902 Thu 20-Apr-17 20:10:56

Hi mums. I'm relocating back to the UK and we're moving to London somewhere! My husbands office will be in Canary Wharf and we want somewhere an hour commute max from his office.
I'm looking for a great school for my will be 4 and 2.5 yo girls that they can attend up until they about 11yo.
I love montisorri and I think I'm aware of all the montisorri schools in outer London but I'm not 100% of their locations so I'm starting to look at schools with other philosophies, although I'm not a fan of Waldorf schools which makes things harder :/ We really want somewhere close to nature also as we are not city folks...
Any leads to great schools will be appreciated!

Mary21 Thu 20-Apr-17 20:35:24

Here are a few I know of. They are all different

www.kingalfred.org.uk
thelondonacornschool.co.uk
www.hamptoncourthouse.co.uk
www.educaresmallschool.org.uk
And a bit further afield
www.stchris.co.uk

Mary21 Thu 20-Apr-17 20:39:37

More
www.smallacresschool.org
sunrise.org.uk

chichimum Fri 21-Apr-17 20:58:01

Try Bromley in the Borough of Bromley. Still in Greater London, but leafy. Lots of good schools there and at least two montessori preschools. La Fontaine Academy is a great primary school to check out too www.lafontaineacademy.org

Andcake Fri 21-Apr-17 21:49:33

South east London is your friend here ...Bromley is v green and has good schools ... Crystal palace , beckenham, petts wood...good schools and nursery school and good commute to cw

PettsWoodParadise Sat 22-Apr-17 10:27:03

Another vote for Petts Wood here. State schools are great, also good independents nearby. Grammar options at 11. Good connections into London e.g. Train from Petts Wood to Lewisham and then DLR into Canary Wharf. Also direct trains to Victoria, London Bridge, Charing Cross, City Thameslink etc.

BigWeald Sat 22-Apr-17 15:16:59

Perhaps Windsor?
www.windsormontessorischool.co.uk
Most Montessori 'schools' are actually preschools/nursery schools, and end when children move on to primary schools (age 4). This one in Windsor has expanded to include a (private, fee paying) 'first school', that is, reception to Year 4.
Windsor is just under an hour to either London Waterloo or Paddington, so a bit further out than you'd like, but 'close to nature' so maybe that weighs the distance up?

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