Lower School

 

Lloyd Williamson School Foundation believes that each child is an individual.

 

We create the conditions for that child to reach their own unique potential.

Teachers build positive relationships, working with each pupil to be curious, intellectual and creative. Fear of failure is banished.

 

Equality and diversity permeate the fabric of our school - we are a family where everyone belongs.

About the School

We have small class sizes with individual, tailored teaching. Children come from a wide range of backgrounds and abilities, but they are all motivated.

We help them develop resilience, creativity and purpose. They feel safe, creative and curious, and are not stressed by education. Happy, confident students develop a rich and positive sense of who they are and can be.

We use the Oxford Reading Scheme Floppy's Phonics.

After School Clubs

We have an after school drop in club which runs until 5.30, but there are also activity clubs too - chess, lego, football, arts and crafts as extras.

"There’s a wealth of talent that lies in all of us. All of us, including those who work in schools, must nurture creativity systematically and not kill it unwittingly."    Sir Ken Robinson

At LWSF, we aim to encourage that creative spark.

Outdoor Learning

Reception and year 1 go outside to learn every Thursday, either visiting the nature reserve at Meanwhile Gardens or the community garden at St Charles hospital.

Children learn through what they do, through what they encounter and through what they discover. They work together and develop a lifelong love of the outdoors. 

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Houses

There are four houses -Badgers, Bears, Tigers and Wolves. Children earn house-points for effort, achievement and positive behaviour.

 

The houses compete at an annual Sports Day which is great fun for all the family. At the end of the academic year, the overall house winner is announced. 

Children gain a positive sense of identity by belonging to their house and we have a strong tradition for each house raising money for charity during the year.

Lunches And Snacks

Parents provide their child’s morning fruit snack and we provide water and milk to drink. Our two chefs prepare hot fresh lunches daily and food consists of good old-fashioned, nutritiously balanced, school food cooked from scratch. Menus are available from the School Office.

Uniforms

Our uniform is an essential part of school identity. We expect all pupils to wear the correct uniform. The uniform is available from our supplier: Billings and Edmonds and purchases can be made online or at their shop. Second hand uniform is available for sale from the School Office.

 

Download the Uniform lists from Billings and Edmonds.

Physical Education

Children participate in a range of activities throughout the week, indoors/outdoors and as part of the school curriculum and after school clubs. These enjoyable activities contribute to the development of skills.

 

We offer karate, team sports and hopefully will be able to offer swimming again soon.

 

We use the Venture Centre or Athlone Gardens every day for active play after lunch.

 

Curriculum

We believe that children learn best when they are happy, safe and comfortable. 

To view our curriculum click here.

Pastoral Care

As a small school, everyone knows everyone!

 

The school's vision is compassionate, kind, tolerant and academically excellent.

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Lucy Meyer MPhil

Proprietor & Co-Principal

"I want to create a school where every child feels valued and is given the encouragement to become the best that they can be, a place they will leave prepared for the many different directions in which life may take them. This school is a safe, challenging and inspiring environment that builds within each child a passion for life and learning."

Our Staff

We pride ourselves on a happy, motivated and loyal staff team. 

Many of our staff members have been with us for years!

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Aaron Williams

MSc

Co-Principal

"We provide education in the vibrant, urban setting that is Portobello Road and Notting Hill Gate. We offer a stimulating, supportive learning environment for a diverse community of happy, confident children who are eager to learn. Our parents value the importance we place on small classes and personalised learning."

Policies

School and Nursery Policies are available from the school office, or can be downloaded here.