Our Aim and Mission

The aim of Wharfedale Montessori School is to provide an outstanding education and level of care for all children in line with Montessori principles. This aim supports our mission which is to enable the children in our care to grow in knowledge and confidence, to over time develop the skills and temperament to successfully and happily move on as young people, with the ability to be creative thinkers, to show initiative and enthusiasm – to find their place in the world, enjoy it and do well.

Ofsted 2021

Children’s House (3-6 years)

The curriculum in Children’s House for pupils from three years old is highly aspirational.  A focus on early mathematics and early language helps children get off to a secure start.  Children develop a wide-ranging vocabulary which they use with familiarity in their activity.  There is a focus on developing independence in this setting.  Staff take every opportunity to introduce children to a wide range of cultures, and children develop a fascination with the world.  Children are deeply engaged in the activities on offer.  They are focused on learning and interact beautifully with their peers.  Children are excited to learn.

Primary (6-11 years)

Pupils from 6-11 years of age who access ‘The Cabin’ also value the variety of opportunities to develop their leadership skills.  They each undertake different job roles in this setting and they take their positions of responsibility very seriously.  As a result, children understand the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.  Pupils leave this school well prepared for life in modern Britain.

aerial photo of school house

Policies – June 2022

The School Policies are available to view and download here.  Copies will be provided to parents on request, and can also be consulted at each of our sites.  Please use the form on the Contacts page to request a copy, or telephone us direct.

Complaints and Compliments
Health and Safety General Policy
Inclusion and Equality Policy
Promoting Positive Behaviour
PSHE Policy

Remote and Blended Learning Policy
RSE Policy
Safeguarding Children Child Protection Policy
SEND Policy
Admissions Policy