News & Events: School


Blog: Funded childcare should prioritise quality

In the ever-evolving landscape of early years education, a pressing issue looms large: the 30-hour funding policy and its repercussions. At the heart of this dilemma is the lack of adequate financial support for nurseries to meet the demands of this funding model. As nurseries grapple with ever-tightening budgets, the inevitable consequence is a reduction […]

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Hampstead Lower Elementary Children Dissect a Squid

Children in the Lower Elementary Phoenix class, at Hampstead, were recently involved in a dissection of a squid exercise! The children are learning how to scientifically classify the Animal Kingdom, will be studying the most common Phyla, and look more closely at the Phylum Mollusca.  They learnt that the squid is in the same classification […]

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Extended Hours at our Crouch End school site

We are delighted to announce that we’ll be extending our school hours at our Crouch End school site from the start of the Summer Term (18th April 2024). At present, the school day finishes at 3.30pm but from the 18th April, parents will have the option of collecting their child at 5.30pm. During these extended […]

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Festive Season 2023 at the Maria Montessori School

Children across all five sites of the Maria Montessori School have been doing several activities in preparation for and celebration of Christmas and Hanukkah.         From making decorations which the children then hung onto the tree, to baking gingerbread cookies, to making their own trees out of cardboard which were either propped on […]

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Montessori Talks For Parents

Our Montessori Parent Talks are free events to give parents an insight into the Montessori approach. They are open to both current Maria Montessori School parents and those interested in finding out more about our school. Set throughout the academic year 2023-24 and covering different subjects, age groups and Montessori materials, the talks will include […]

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Universal Children’s Day 2023 at the Maria Montessori School

In celebration of Universal Children’s Day children at our school talked about children’s rights worldwide, read books about togetherness and underprivileged communities, particularly those who are suffering terrible warfare conditions. This supported the aims of the day which are to promote international togetherness and awareness among children and to work towards improving children’s welfare. At […]

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Blog: What is Montessori Education?

The demand for Montessori education is growing, but what is it and how could it benefit your child? Our Head of School Michel Capobianco explains. Italian doctor Maria Montessori observed how children learn for themselves and developed an approach and materials to support this. Montessori builds on children’s natural desire to learn and nurtures academic […]

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Blog: “School Readiness” is Much More than Being Able to Hold a Pencil

New research reveals a disparity between teacher and parent perceptions of “school readiness”. This highlights the need for greater understanding of, and support for, early child development says Louise Livingston, our Head of Training. In a recent survey by YouGov, teachers reported more than half (54%) of children starting reception are not “ready for school”. In contrast, […]

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The Maria Montessori School celebrates Universal Children’s Day

Children at the Maria Montessori School did a number of different activities to celebrate Universal Children’s Day 2022 on Monday 21st November. Find out more about our School At the Abbey Road Children’s House, they learnt and reflected on children’s rights, coming up with these ideas: The right to have a home The right to […]

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Maria Montessori School Receives Glowing Ofsted

We are very proud to announce that our school, located on five London sites: Abbey Road, Bayswater, Hampstead, Hornsey Rise and Notting Hill (now an English-Mandarin bilingual school). was rated ‘good’ overall and outstanding in behaviour, attitude, and personal development. The recent Ofsted inspection, which took place in June 2022, found that: “Pupils’ behaviour is […]

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