Mission Statement

The Meadows provides an inspiring and challenging learning environment that embodies the Montessori philosophy encouraging children to be independent individuals with a lifelong love of learning.


Our school opened in September 2008. On the first day we had 8 children but we quickly started to grow and by July 2013 we had 49 children. During this time we were in a 2 classroom Portakabin within the grounds of Greshams Sports and Social Club. It was a great space to grow in – to give us the time we needed to settle into school life. Willow Park nursery being right next door, gave the school an instant intake of children and we benefited from the field on our doorstop, giving us unlimited outdoor space.

However, by January 2013 we knew that we had outgrown this home. The time had come to start looking for a new home and this time a permenant one. Easter 2013 this new home suddenly appeared on our horizon. Already a school building, meant no planning application for change of use, and we secured the purchase of what is now our home.

Larchcroft Road has given us space, security and a place to be the amazing Montessori Primary school we want to be.