Explore Fernbrook School

Where small is big


"Learning and teaching should not stand on opposite banks and just watch the river flow by; instead, they should embark together on a journey down the water. Through an active, reciprocal exchange, teaching can strengthen learning how to learn.”

Loris Malaguzzi
Founder of the Reggio Emilia approach


"Education is not the filling of a bucket but the lighting of the fire"

W B Yeats

"Play is the highest form of research"

Albert Einstein


"Creativity now, is as important in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status"

Sir Ken Robinson

"Our image of the child is rich in potential, strong, powerful, competent and most of all connected to adults and other children"

Loris Malaguzzi

Founder of Reggio Emilia 

Children in the Garden

At Fernbrook we:

- encourage play and exploration

- foster and model strong relationships 

- encourage children's individuality and their strengths

- promote creativity and problem solving

- encourage children to be active participants in their learning

- provide a cooperative and collaborative learning environment

- recognise that children learn in context

- provide for experiences and plan time for child led learning

- teach in an ongoing cycle of planning and reflection