Q2: What is the age range of children in the school / organisation?
0-3, 3-6, 6-12,
we have had children up to the age of 13 years
Q3: What is the number of children in each of the age ranges?
Q4: How is the school / organisation funded?
we receive the Early Years funding for 3 and 4 year olds. We have children with Statements of Special
Needs whose fees are paid by their Local Authority. We have applied for State Funding but been
refused because we are not an Academy Chain. We will apply again.
Q5: What year was the adolescent (age 12+) organisation/ school established or when it is planned to start?
We would like to start an adolescent programme as soon as people are ready to join us. During 2017 depending on negotiations with AMI.
Q6: Are students together in mixed age groups?
Q7: What is the school / organisation policy about accepting children without previous Montessori experience to the adolescent programme?
We look at the individual and consider if we can help. We have had lots of experience of accepting children with no prior Montessori experience in the Children’s House and Elementary Group
Q8: What are the arrangements regarding boarding?
Q9: Which of the following best describes the location of your school / organisation?
Q10: Would you describe your school / organization as land based?
Q11: What qualifications are offered at 16?
Q12: What qualifications are offered at 18?
Q13: Which teaching approaches are used?
Lectures, Seminars, Individual research, Curriculum textbooks, Experiential learning,
we would use any approaches that would suit the learners and any that can take advantage of
opportunities to learn from others – eg attending external lectures, having someone in temporarily
who may use a different teaching style. We will also look at the Self-managed Learning model initiated
by Professor Ian Cunningham in Brighton.
Q14: Are the young people linked into the local community?
Yes – they WOULD BE, via growing food and keeping hens, goats and bees. Also through following up any
individual interests, links via family, friends and any other individuals and organisations eg Plimpton Agricultural College, the Brighton Housing Trust, First Base (for the homeless), Sussex University, University of Brighton, Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club (Albion in the Community), Guerrand Hermes Foundation for Peace, etc. We have welcomed young people (aged 16) from a Montessori in Germany doing community service and would be interested in enabling young people to link with the world community.
Q15: What is your school’s capacity for each age range?
Other in planning
Q16: Do you accept students without previous Montessori experience into the adolescent programme?
Q17: Does your adolescent school/organisation have access to land?
It is based on the land
Q18: In what ways do your adolescents interact with land? (tick all that apply)
Other (please specify)
as yet unknown but will include all of these in immediate surroundings and wider community
Q19: Approximately what percentage of study is derived from the work on the land? (please provide examples)
as yet unknown
Q20: If students travel to the land and board there, how often do they stay there and for how long? (please describe)
Respondent skipped this question
Q21: What are the facilities that make up your adolescent environment?
Other, please give details (for example barn, greenhouse, theatre, forest, pond, river) as yet unknown
Q22: Which professional institutions outside of the school structure do your students use?
Universities, Art Galleries, Museums, Botanical Gardens,
Other (please describe)
it would include all the above plus the local agricultural college, football club, and many others