Situated in mid-Hampshire on a beautiful property surrounded by trees, Inwoods Small School is an independent day school for primary-aged children. We seek to provide an environment that nurtures sensitivity and encourages inquiring and attentive minds. Education at Inwoods means far more than the acquisition of knowledge and learning, the intention is to nurture creativity, encourage questioning, and also allow time for quiet reflective observation.

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Discover an

Atmosphere of Learning

You are totally responsible for the student; you must create an atmosphere of learning, a seriousness in which there is a sense of freedom and happiness.
—THE WHOLE MOVEMENT OF LIFE IS LEARNING

Inwoods has an atmosphere in which each child is given the space to learn in a creative, safe, and harmonious environment, free from competition and comparison. There is an emphasis on creating a calm and joyful school, where children experience freedom, while being asked to take responsibility for their own actions. Learning respect for oneself and the whole school community is an essential part of the education offered at Inwoods.

View from one of the rooms at the Krishnamurti Centre

Offering an

Inspiring Environment

Can we, listening to something that is true, change our whole way of living and be totally concerned with the child?

—SAANEN, SWITZERLAND, 1971

The right environment helps inspire a child to be curious and receptive to learning. At Inwoods, the small class sizes provide an opportunity for an informal and friendly atmosphere. The personal and intimate relationship fostered between teacher and pupil allows for flexibility in the learning of the child and adaptable, responsive and organic teaching methods and approaches. The result is an environment that makes the child feel safe, eager to explore the different subjects, with a sense of autonomy in their learning.

Offering an

Inspiring Environment

Can we, listening to something that is true, change our whole way of living and be totally concerned with the child?
—SAANEN, SWITZERLAND, 1971

The right environment helps inspire a child to be curious and receptive to learning. At Inwoods, the small class sizes provide an opportunity for an informal and friendly atmosphere. The personal and intimate relationship fostered between teacher and pupil allows for flexibility in the learning of the child and adaptable, responsive and organic teaching methods and approaches. The result is an environment that makes the child feel safe, eager to explore the different subjects, with a sense of autonomy in their learning.
View from one of the rooms at the Krishnamurti Centre
View from one of the rooms at the Krishnamurti Centre

Give

Importance to Relationship

A school is a place of leisure where the educator and the one to be educated are both learning.
—THE WHOLE MOVEMENT OF LIFE IS LEARNING

At Inwoods, the children learn in an environment of cooperation, which is non-competitive and does not give rewards or punishments. Staff at Inwoods hold the space in a caring and sensitive way, where the teacher has an understanding of each child’s individual needs and is learning the importance of right relationship along with the child.

View from one of the rooms at the Krishnamurti Centre

With

Self-knowledge and Book-knowledge

Is it possible to cultivate self-knowledge and at the same time acquire knowledge of subjects, so that they are not separate, they are always moving together, flowing together?

—THIRD PUBLIC DIALOGUE in SAANEN, 1977

Our aim is to enable each child to explore what they are and their place in the world. At Inwoods, children are encouraged to observe and learn about their own difficulties and aptitudes through self-reflection and inquiry. This exploration and questioning helps draw out the child’s innate nature and occurs throughout the day, whether at play or study.

With

Self-knowledge and Book-knowledge

Is it possible to cultivate self-knowledge and at the same time acquire knowledge of subjects, so that they are not separate, they are always moving together, flowing together?
—SAANEN, SWITZERLAND, 1977

Our aim is to enable each child to explore what they are and their place in the world. At Inwoods, children are encouraged to observe and learn about their own difficulties and aptitudes through self-reflection and inquiry. This exploration and questioning helps draw out the child’s innate nature and occurs throughout the day, whether at play or study.

View from one of the rooms at the Krishnamurti Centre
View from one of the rooms at the Krishnamurti Centre

Inwoods by name,

Inwoods by Nature

One must have a feeling for all this, not destroy it.
—THE WHOLE MOVEMENT OF LIFE IS LEARNING

The small school takes its name from its beautiful natural setting. At Inwoods, our relationship with nature is given special importance, and there is a daily connection with outdoor learning in many different ways. Working in the garden, lessons inspired by the natural world, outdoor play, and simply sitting quietly and observing nature, all have a place. In the curriculum, we have a weekly Nature Day in which different activities occur outdoors depending upon the seasons, including time spent in the Inwoods vegetable garden, where children have a hands-on experience of growing their own food.

(ALL QUOTES BY J. KRISHNAMURTI)

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Located between Winchester and Petersfield in central Hampshire, reaching Inwoods is easy.

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Inwoods Small School

Brockwood Park
Bramdean, Alresford
Hampshire SO24 0LQ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0)1962 771065
Company Registration No. 1055588
Registered Charity No. 312865

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