The Stonebury Small School is a place to learn, to grow, to wander and to play for school-aged children. Catering to the home education community locally, as well as to families who want to flexi-school their children, The Stonebury Small School is an unstructured, child-led and process-driven learning environment where children are free to explore their passions, free to explore nature and free to pursue their interests under the careful guidance of our team of educators. As well as all of our usual lovely woodland activities, children are also free to work with adults to develop their learning, whether that’s investigating the natural world, improving their artistic expression, working on storytelling – or anything else they can dream up. Our emphasis is on developing children’s confidence, self-awareness, creativity, verbal expression, physical wellness and above all, to engender a sense of fun and wonder within the natural world.
In time, we aim to make this provision daily and to grow our resource collection to mean that children can take part in more ‘traditional’ learning areas such as literacy and numeracy. However, this will be done organically and democratically as the needs and wishes of the children grow and develop.
The Small School is going strong and looking forward to the start of our third term. If you’re interested in sending your children along, send us an email and you can drop by the woods for a visit. The next term starts 16 January from 10:00 – 2:00 and will run until 6 April with a break for half-term on 27 February. The termly cost (3 x 12 week terms a year) is £195 – fees are pro rata for children joining after the beginning of a term . If you are interested in your child joining us on a Tuesday, please email to let us know – we are now forming a waiting list. A generous sibling discount and bursaries are available by application.
Further information and technical details will be posted to this site as they become available.
Or just ask Jenni- you know I like to talk!