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Alternative' or Creative london primary schools

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jiyamjain Tue 03-Oct-17 11:33:59

I am starting to explore option for my 2 year old twin boys in terms of education. I would love it if we could put our boys in a school that is not completely driven by a standardized curricular regimen and the mandate to teach for test results, with an emphasis on creativity, play, sports, innovation and exploring questions. Not exactly looking for explicitly "alternative" primary schools in London but just those that emphasize a well rounded education that allows a child to explore all aspects of their personality. It is a very daunting task. Any help or experience with institutions like that? Please suggest! Open to both state and independent

2014newme Tue 03-Oct-17 13:18:28

You could look at quaker schools

CruCru Tue 03-Oct-17 14:12:23

You may like Dallington.

It’s probably worth mentioning that pretty much all independent schools get to pick their own curriculum. Most good schools will give a well rounded education. Plus, what may suit your children now may not when they are giant ten year olds.

Where in London are you?

CruCru Tue 03-Oct-17 15:43:20

Or The Academy might be what you are looking for?

Out2pasture Thu 05-Oct-17 21:40:18

Hill House?

Logans Fri 06-Oct-17 00:39:46

I would say definitely NOT The Academy. It is a lovely school in many ways, however the facilities and opportunities are somewhat limited by the size of the school.

Logans Fri 06-Oct-17 00:40:40

I have limited knowledge of it, but Rosemary Works may be suitable?

ujerneyson Fri 06-Oct-17 07:47:46

Although most independent schools pick their own curriculum the majority do broadly follow the national curriculum although they add and take out different bits and don't usually do SATs but overall they'll more or less follow it. King Alfred's is probably an exception.

Whatamesshaslunch Fri 06-Oct-17 11:47:22

King Alfred's... or move to Hampshire and go for bedales.

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