About Us | Ladbroke Square

About Us

Our school is set within the comfort and intimacy of a former Victorian home on Ladbroke Square. Each floor reveals one of 4 bright and large classrooms that have been specially designed and curated for Montessori learning. Children explore and socialise within the safety and security of a converted home, busy with children wearing blue or red gingham smocks.

Outside, the children happily explore our renovated private walled garden, as well as the historic Ladbroke Square Gardens – one of the largest communal gardens in London.

School Hours

All of our children are offered a morning school place, with the option to add on lunch and afternoon sessions.

Time Session
8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast Club
8:35 – 9:00 Early Birds
9:00 – 12:00 Morning School
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Hour
13:00 – 15:00 Afternoon School
15:00 – 16:00 After-School Clubs



We welcome children from  two to five years old. Our two year olds will join our special Beanies classroom, and move up to the main school once ready.

The main school is made up of three classes of mixed age groups; 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 Beanies class, especially for two-year olds, offers children a gentler start and an introduction into a Montessori class. Our Beanies classroom is equipped with materials and play ideas especially for their age range. 

All children in the Beanies are offered a morning place, with lunch and afternoon additional options. Once the children are ready, they’ll move up into one of the three mixed age classes in the main school.


Our extra-curricular lessons are taken by experienced and enthusiastic teachers. We hold French, yoga, dance and nature within the school day. In the summer term we offer a weekly Holland Park Forset School Club.

Breakfast and afternoon clubs run for an hour before and after school respectively, food and snacks are provided. 

We are always exploring more club opportunities for the children.

Hot Food

Ladbroke Square provides an optional hot lunch to those children who stay for lunch hour. Our children lay the table with size appropriate plates, glasses, cutlery and flowers from the garden. There are water jugs on the table to enable the children to help themselves and others, contributing to the sense of independence and community at school. These meals encourage our children to try a variety of foods and flavour combinations, and save parents preparing a lunch box each day, reducing the amount of waste containers and packets from packed lunches.

School Trips

We really enjoy involving 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, our local residential care home and friendly local businesses.


Many parents contribute to class and school by reading, cooking, and sharing their knowledge or their their particular skills 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 throughout the year, for instance:

  • Parents fundraising parties 
  • Christmas
  • Leavers drinks
  • Specialised workshops for parents
  • Parent/teacher meetings
  • Mother’s and Father’s Day Breakfast
  • School play
  • Sports Day

We use software from ‘Blossom Educational’ which helps us to monitor developmental progress.  It also has a great app which our parents can use to see photos and read observations about their children and what they are up to at school. In turn, parents can respond with photos and observations from home – helping to nourish the connection from home to school.

We have a school pinterest site, instagram and pinboard where we encourage parents to join, participate and become a part 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 promote the welfare of children at all times.  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 appropriate specialists for extra support, either through local authority or private practice.  We have a Special Educational Needs Coordinator at the school.  Some areas we offer tailored support include: 

Speech and language therapy

Occupational therapy

Autism and early year’s intervention team

Art and play therapy



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