Teaching and Learning

Children blossom in our exciting, creative and stimulating environment, under the supervision of our experienced and highly-motivated staff.

At Oakfields Montessori our Key Stages take children from the age of 3 years old, all the way through to 11. The youngest children here attend our Kindergarten (Nursery), where learning is play-based and focusses on three core development areas; Communication and Language, Personal, Social and Emotional Development and Physical Development.

Next step on the Oakfields Montessori journey is our Reception. The curriculum in Reception is more structured than in Kindergarten. However, there is still a real emphasis on enjoyment with students being given ample opportunity to express themselves. Reception see’s pupils introduced to new subjects such as Music, ICT, P.E and French.

Our Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 classes begin to build an excellent educational foundation for pupils. Learning is far more structured, and once children reach Key Stage 1, the curriculum becomes even broader with topics such as Geography becoming a regular part of their educational week.

If you’d like to understand more about our Key Stage structure or curriculum, then request a prospectus from our admissions team today. Alternatively, you can book to visit us, and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.

Children in our independent kindergarten in Essex, playing outside with hula hoops


“The quality and standards of the early years’ provision are outstanding.” ICI, 2015

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Boy and girl in uniform, sat in our reception class at Oakfields Montessori school in Essex


We provide a safe and stimulating environment, so our children grow to be independent, curious and discover that learning can be fun.

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A girl student of our key stage 1 classroom, working in art at Oakfields Montessori private school, Essex.

Key Stage 1

Combining the best elements of traditional teaching alongside a holistic approach, we nurture talents and allow enquiring minds to develop and flourish.

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key stage 2 boy student in uniform sat in class at oakfields montessori school, havering essex.

Key Stage 2

We aim for academic excellence and an all-round education, encouraging enthusiasm, self-discipline and excitement for learning.

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Sport is an integral part of our school and we offer outstanding curriculum and extra-curricular sports to all children, with links to professional clubs.

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All our children are taught to read and perform music by the end of KS1 and are given the chance to study an instrument with peripatetic teachers.

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Arts and Drama

Oakfields’ stimulating arts and drama programme encourages confidence, individuality and self-belief.

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