What's in a

People often ask us why call our school ‘True Nature Sudbury School’

For some, it conjures images of children playing freely in nature, emphasising our belief in the importance of a connection to the natural environment.

For others, it suggests that children’s true nature to play is respected and valued. Or that we recognize children’s curiosity to learn and that when trusted, learning happens naturally.

And for some, it speaks of a deeper truth; an acknowledgment of the importance of us all to be our authentic self. It speaks of an acceptance and welcoming of diversity, uniqueness and individuality.

“For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.” Martin Luther.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide a school with an atmosphere of acceptance, which values each person’s uniqueness and individual learning styles.

Trusting each student with the responsibility for their learning and giving them opportunities to be contributing members of their community.

Our educational approach will support and nurture the development of the whole person, fostering their self-belief.

We aim to create an inspiring and attractive environment, rich in learning opportunities which reflects the interests of the school community.

Our staff members will strive to create relationships built on trust and without judgement.

We value the contribution of parents and families, and aim to create a school community where everyone feels welcome.