Forthcoming Events

Advent Fair Sat 26th November 10am-2pm

Open Evening Thur 1st December at 7pm

Class 1 Open Morning Sat 3rd December 10am-12pm

why choose us

Why Choose Acorn?

An individualised education experience

At Acorn, we treat each child as an individual, ensuring they receive the support and care they require, both academically and pastorally, to realise their true potential.

A curriculum for life

Our curriculum is carefully designed to develop our pupils' intellectual, creative and practical skills and prepare them for an ever-changing world.

A balanced approach to technology

Our balanced approach to technology protects the childhood of our youngest children whilst preparing our eldest students for the modern world.


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Do you have children ready to start their first school adventure, considering their next step into secondary education or are you thinking about a changing your child’s school?

By offering a unique, child-centred approach to education, we provide an inspiring environment so that each child is respected and loved for who they are.

Prospective parents are warmly invited to get in touch to arrange a school tour.

My Acorn

Parent - Lauren (I.T. Consultant retraining as an alternative therapist)

"My daughter and I moved from London in August 2016 for her to start in class 1. When I started looking at schools as a follow-on from her Steiner kindergarten, the one I immediately knew was the right school was The Acorn School in Nailsworth. My reasons were the aesthetics of the school buildings, its location in the beautiful hills and surrounding area of the Cotswolds, the workmanship of past graduates proudly shown to me by the then headmaster Graeme Whiting and having the fortune to meet two past young alumni from the school who both came across as well-grounded, confident and free-thinking. This is what both I and her father very much want for our daughter. As parents, we are very supportive of The Acorn's policy on age-appropriate technology and our daughter is flourishing and very happy at her school following its imaginative and creative curriculum with many outdoor activities. "

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My Acorn

Parents - Joanna (Director Heartfelt Care) and Charlie (UN Development Programme)

"Our children have been at The Acorn School for 14 years and the holistic approach to teaching is both broad and flexible allowing them to explore their interests and passions as they grow through the school.

We hugely appreciate the ‘small school, human scale’ education at The Acorn School where the 18-year olds greet the six-year olds by name in the playground. Teachers know and understand each child’s needs and can tailor their learning accordingly. "