About our school


Our School is guided by the Montessori principles and philosphy.  We provide an environment which supports each individual child to make independent choices and develop self-dicipline.  Our aim is to produce happy, self-confident children filled with a desire to learn and a love of learning that will carry and support them all the way through their school years and into adulthood. 


We provide a wide range of experiences which, in a gentle, sympathetic and encouraging way stimulates each child’s innate love of learning and discovery. Each child is treated with respect and given the freedom to learn within the limits of a carefully structured environment which allows the child to develop naturally.

What do our parents think?


"Cobham Montessori is a fantastic place for children to learn and grow. The environment allows the children to explore not only academic and social skills but also emotional development. The range of activities and working materials is truly excellent. The teachers care passionately about what they do! This is reflected in how happy our children are to go to school every day!"

JD Current Parent

Our Communities

We have 2 connected communities in our school - our Children's House for children from 30 months to 6 years and  our Elementary class which offers full-time education to children aged 6-11.    

New children start in whichever group is best suited to their stage of development which we discuss with parents after we have met the child.  In supporting each child's natural development we are led by Montessori principles and practice, following the training and guidance of the Association Montessori Internationale.

Additionally, children have access to a large, secure outdoor area where there is an "all-weather" surface play area, a small kitchen garden where the children grow fruits and vegetables, as well as a sizeable lawned garden where we have a mud kitchen, a small pond and various climbing equipment. Children are encouraged to work outside if they wish.

The School Day

We operate as a term-time Montessori School. 

The Children's House enjoy morning sessions from 9am-12.15pm followed by lunch ending at 1:15pm.  The Children's House have afternoon sessions until 3:15pm with varying activities from cooking, Yoganory, dance and sports which are provided by specialist external teachers. These classes are included in our fees.

Children's House close early on a Friday after lunch at 1:40pm.

Elementary is full-time from 9am-3.15pm every day, with afternoon sessions of sports, yoga, forest school and Mandarin lessons during the school week - also included in our fees.

Children all eat their packed lunch together as a community and it is an excellent opportunity to interact socially and build relationships.