London being so cosmopolitan, has several independent schools around the city founded on the different nationalities ethos. Den Svenska Skolan i London or The Swedish School, situated in a leafy area called Barnes near the river Thames in south-west London, caters for children from 3 years up to 16 with a Pre School and School with the year groups 0-9. The Swedish School was founded in 1907 and follows the Swedish curriculum. Den Norske Skolen i London or The Norwegian School, located on a hill top in Wimbledon, is an English independent school. The village like school follows the Norwegian curriculum and cater for up to 170 children from 6 years to 16 years (Norwegian year groups 1-10) of age. The school also include a nursery for 3-5 year old children.
Photo left The Swedish School London and right, the Norwegian School London
Latest news are a potential set up of a Danish School. A recent survey, answered by parents of 150 Danish children based in London, found an overwhelming interest for the establishment of a school with a Danish Ethos.
The proposed Danish School is modeled on the New Model School concept as a non profit school following the Danish curriculum. A meeting to discuss the set up will take place in June, on the 26th of June 2012 7:30pm at the Danish YMCA, 43 Maresfield Gardens, Hampstead, London NW3 5TF
All who are interested are warmly welcome. RSVP by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Swedish School