testimonials

What do our students and families say about us?

"The children are treated kindly and with respect, their individual needs are met well and teachers are very creative in engaging them in learning. All teachers take a great interest in the development of the children and have lots of time for their ideas. "
Parent
"I like the freedom it gives me to learn what I want. "
Student
"Kind, gentle, child-led approach. That everyone and their views are respected. Celebration of diversity - rather than merely tolerance. Not caught up in unnecessary, unhelpful and narrow expectations and rules which are a feature of most education institutions. It's a happy, relaxed place where the kids want to come.... and supports a genuine desire for learning."
Parent
"I feel like I've been accepted as family."
Student
" I think the children feel respected and valued and comfortable with expressing themselves, its so refreshing. I think the teaching, the topics, the meditation and yoga are just the right mix it's really inspiring and I feel it sets the children up for a very bright future."
Parent
"The days I do school are the best days of the week, even including the weekends!"
Student
"Teaching is fun and play based and the children have an opportunity to shine. We love how open to ideas and flexible the community is and that it takes a common sense approach. We love the spirit of tolerance and acceptance that runs through the school."
Parent

Here is a short report by the BBC on our in-person Hebden Bridge Learning Community

New school in Hebden Bridge to teach children using yoga and meditation

 

West Yorkshire community known for creative flair to open school with no headteacher in attempt to be ‘truly progressive’.

This article was published by The Guardian in 2015 about our in-person learning community. 

* The Learning Circle is a new sister project that was born when our Learning Community in Hebden Bridge went online due to Covid-19. Quotes and some photos on the website are taken from our Learning Community in Hebden Bridge. We’ll update these as soon as we can. 

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