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The Meadows Montessori School Vision

To provide a school community in which every child can thrive and be prepared for life.  For all children to have a life-long love of learning, be truly independent, intrinsically motivated, secure, responsible and confident.

Welcome to
The Meadows Montessori Independent School
(for children from 4 to 16 years of age)


Our curriculum follows the ethos and teaching methods of Maria Montessori.

We aim to provide each child with an individual learning experience, enabling them to learn at their own pace within an environment that has been designed to nurture and encourage their independence and self-confidence.

Our beautiful Kitchen Garden...

We are so lucky to have our wonderful Eco teacher Susan who spends time out in our garden area each week - taking groups of children to work on different parts of the garden.  There are pots of flowers, veggies now being planted and everyone is always very busy when they are out there.  All our children go out and they all have a special area to look after.  As the growing seasons continues, crops will be harvested, and some will be used to cook and bake with in our school kitchen.  It is exciting to see the space change and develop over the different seasons - hoping that warmer weather will be with us soon so that everything that is growing can feel the warmth of the sun!

Why choose our school?


At a time when our UK education system appears to be concerned only about academic results - we pride ourselves on our attention to your child's well-being and happiness.  Using the Montessori ethos, we follow each child. We plan for their core subjects individually, and they move along the curriculum at their pace. Right from the beginning in Dragonflies we encourage our children to be independent, not only with life skills, but also with their own learning and journey through the curriculum, so that by the time they leave high school, they are ready to take the next step in their future.


Your child is not just a 'pupil' but an important and valued member of our school's community.  We are proud of the children's academic achievements, but know that these only happen when we look after the 'whole child's' needs.

When your child joins our school, the whole family becomes part of our community.

My name is Sam Sims and I am the Proprietor and Head of School. I have been working in education for over 30 years and after successfully running Willow Park Montessori Day Nursery since 2002, I opened The Meadows in 2008.  I am passionate about Montessori Education and would love to share my school with you. You are welcome to contact Kristie - Head Teacher of Primary or Jo - Business Administrator,  so we can discuss further the requirements for your child.


We are David Green and Matt Sims, the Head Teachers of the High School at The Meadows that opened in September 2020.  We are experienced English and Mathematics teachers who with our team have a desire to offer a more child-centred, Montessori education for high-school aged students.

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