Back To School

For more details on how we are beginning our safe, orderly and effective transition back to school from 1 June, please read our Back to School Guide.

Brand Identity & Values

“We care, we empower, we succeed.”

Oakfields Montessori DNA

As unique as our children…

Our Ethos

“We inspire and empower our pupils with a passion for learning within a safe environment full of enthusiasm and purpose.”

Our mission statement sums up our collective ambition to seek, develop and nurture every child’s individual abilities and talents, instilling a love of learning in an environment that nurtures the well-being of the child to the full.

At Oakfields Montessori School, we aim:

  • Celebrate each child’s individual talents and strengths which will enable them to make progress.
  • Provide a happy school where children build confidence and enjoy learning.
  • Promote kindness, co-operation and respect for all.
  • Develop a curiosity in children that encourages them to discover and enjoy our world.
  • Keep our pupils as children whilst preparing them for their next step.

Our Core Values

Created by our children

At Oakfields Montessori School, we aim to:

  • Try our best.
  • Be safe in school.
  • Adapt to change and see it as a positive.
  • Have the opportunity to learn through a range of experiences both inside and outside the classroom.
  • Feel part of a community.
  • Respect each other, our school and our environment.
  • Be happy and healthy.

Our History

Oakfields Montessori School was founded by Mrs. Kerrie Malandreniotis in 1988 as a Day Nursery in Gidea Park. The age range of the children was then extended to include infants and juniors and the school moved to Harwood Hall, Upminster in 1993.

On our arrival at Harwood Hall only a few classrooms were occupied but we quickly grew into a successful and thriving school. Oakfields became part of the Cognita Group, a leading international schools group in 2007.

Our Kindergarten was refurbished in 2013 and facilitates the essential environment needed to help each child to grow and develop and through playing and exploring they become engaged, curious and willing to try new things.

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