The aim of Wharfedale Montessori School is to provide an educational setting for all children without discrimination, where they can progress together in harmony. Our Children’s House (preschool) takes children age 3-6 years. Children then transfer to our Primary setting in managed stages when they are ready, with this usually occurring around the time of a child’s sixth birthday, and remain with us until the end of the year in which they turn 11 years old.

Deciding on the right school for your child is an extremely important decision to make and we welcome visits from interested families; we hold Open Days on an annual basis traditionally in the Spring Term, but appointments can be made to visit school at any point during the term time.

If further to a visit, a family would like to request a place in either of our settings, a registration form is provided. Following the return of the form to the school office, the registration is considered and an offer of a place hopefully made. Should circumstances require, school places are offered to children in order of priority, considering siblings of current pupils and the date of receipt of registration form.

Prior to a child starting, they will join the setting for two transition visits to help support the change from either home or another school. This is an invaluable time for a child to meet their new friends and to get used to the rhythms and routines of the school.

Please contact the school office if you would like to make an appointment to have a guided tour, we very much hope that you will choose to visit our school.

Additional Learning Needs:

We welcome pupils with additional learning needs, providing that our environment can offer them the support that they require. We welcome pupils with physical disabilities provided that our site is accessible to them. Please see our SEN Policy.

We ask that parents of children with additional needs or physical disabilities discuss their child’s requirements with us before or during their tour of the school. We will discuss thoroughly with parents, and any external professionals, the adjustments that can reasonably be made for your child if they enroll at the school. We can then assess whether the setting is right for your child. In order to make a fair assessment, we ask that any psychological or medical information is provided prior to application, along with school reports from previous settings.