“Individual learning in a spiritual environment.”
At Bhanktivedanta Manor School we focus on the individual. To educate them and immerse them in a natural culture of Krishna bhakti (devotion to God) in the best possible way. We do this by firstly having small classes. Each year group has no more than 9 children and after Reception class, each year group is vertically integrated so that we have a Year 1 and 2 class, a Year 3 and 4 class and a Year 5 and 6 class. With the small classes we can be more nimble and support students and challenge the more able.
All the classes are taught by devotee teachers who are referred to as Mother. This is to create a deep connection where the teacher is the giving love of God, Bhakti. So that the child very naturally grows with devotion to God in their hearts. Nothing is forced, everything is based around innate faith and nurture.
The school is currently in a period of transition, where new leadership and governance in place and proprietors are taking over shortly. The ambition of the school is set out now in its values below.
Broad learning curriculum to give a student the ability to experience new spheres and become well rounded British citizens
To feel confident in ones ideas and learn to express through various art forms, as well as debate and discussion
With each other and teachers, also to be with nature and the outdoors
To develop Krishna Consciousness
To build strong moral and resilient character
To give a strong spiritual and academic basis to all students
An open, caring and holistic way
Contribute to society, ability to sacrifice for others