Inwoods Small School
Situated on a beautiful property surrounded by trees, Inwoods Small School is a ten minute walk from Brockwood Park School and is also governed by the Krishnamurti Foundation Trust. Operating as a local, day school for children aged five to eleven years, Inwoods has a maximum role of 30 children. As a small school it seeks to provide an environment that fosters the development of children who are deeply sensitive to others and to nature and who have inquiring and attentive minds. Education at Inwoods means far more than the mere acquisition of knowledge and learning is viewed as a joyous process whereby both teacher and child discover together. The intention is to nurture each child's individuality and creativity, encourage questioning, and keep alive their enthusiasm for academics as well as non-academic activities.
Time is provided for many activities that are not normally included in schools. Inwoods values activities that are hands-on and those that bring about a closeness with nature. Competition and comparison are discouraged and children are not subjected to standardised tests. When conflicts arise, they are discussed openly and sensitively together, without resorting to a system of reward and punishment. The aim at Inwoods is to create a space where a child can flower and his or her intelligence can be awakened.