At Ladbroke Square Montessori School it is our aim to provide children with strong learning foundations that will support their future education and personal development into adulthood.
We believe in nurturing independent thinking, fostering a love for learning and exploration of the world around them. With the support of our caring, highly qualified teachers, the children construct foundations for learning and the ability to face and solve problems calmly.
From one of our carefully prepared, big and bright Montessori classrooms the children will explore and socialise within the safety of a Victorian converted home. Outside, the children happily explore our private garden, in addition the school has daily use of Ladbroke Square Gardens - one of the largest communal gardens in London.
Our objective is to provide children with a safe, warm, and caring environment from which they can play, learn and develop into happy, healthy and inquisitive individuals. Children who leave Ladbroke Square Montessori School with a sense of wonder at the world around them.
Morning school runs from 9.00 - 12.00 noon
Full Day runs from 9.00 – 3.00pm. The children have the option of staying for full days bringing in their packed lunch.
Our classes at Ladbroke Square Montessori School are filled with children of mixed age and genders from 2 ½ through to 5 years old. We find our younger children watch and learn from the older children in the school and therefore progress at a greater speed. While the older children gain confidence through their ability to help and guide the younger children. Each child learns at their own pace so no-one is held back. We work towards keeping the ratios as even as possible within each of our classes
Our extra-curricular lessons are taken by experienced and enthusiastic teachers. We hold French and dance within the school day and run ICT and art after school. We also have a pianist visit and accompany the whole school assembly. We regularly explore other club opportunities for the children.
We seek to involve the children in our vibrant community. The school arranges for all classes to visit the local library and other places of educational interest. Recent visits include, the Ladbroke Grove fire station, classical music concerts and friendly local businesses.
Many parents contribute to the both class and school by reading, cooking for example, and sharing their knowledge or their their particular skills to share with us. The Parents at Ladbroke Square – PALS, act as parent/school liaisons and provide a focal point for social events and charity fundraising. We have opportunities for parents and teachers to mix, at many different events through-out the year, for instance:
Parents Fundraising Parties -Christmas,
Workshops for Parents
Mother's and Father's Day Breakfast
Each child has a Home Link book, which is bought to and from school each day. This book enables parents to tell us anything they feel we ought to know (for instance their child's restless night), and we in turn can let parents and carers know things as they occur, (such as their child not having eaten much at lunch time).
We have a school pinterest site, instagram and pinboard where we encourgage parents to join and become apart of the school community.
The School has a list of school policies which are available upon request. They are reviewed annually and more frequently if necessary.
The school is committed to safeguarding and child protection. We at all times promote the welfare of children, it is the school’s expectation that all staff, students, volunteers and parents share this commitment.
At Ladbroke Square we are committed to the inclusion of all children. We can support pupils with special educational needs and can direct parents to the following specialist, either through local authority or private practice. We have a Special Educational Needs Coordinator at the school.
Speech and language therapy
Autism and early year’s intervention team
Art and play therapy