15. March 2019 · Comments Off on Visiting author, Darren Simpson, brings his new book to Iona School children · Categories: Steiner education

This week Class 5/6 welcomed Darren Simpson to Iona School to introduce his new book, Scavengers, published by Usbourne this March. The children will be reading it in school as their class reader.

15. March 2019 · Comments Off on International Women’s Day and Red Nose Day · Categories: Steiner education

Dear Iona community,

Thank you very much for joining in the celebration of International Women’s Day last Friday! 

Everyone loved having a waffle after school as a treat and thanks to your support we have managed to buy two beautiful books about great women in history for classes 3/4 and 5/6. We have also donated £77 to the Malala Fund (https://www.malala.org/), which does an amazing work bringing education to girls all over the world.

There will be some cakes for sale today at the end of the day for Red Nose day, treat yourself today too for another good cause! 

With best wishes,

The Iona School

07. March 2019 · Comments Off on  ‘Little Hedgehogs’ Outdoor Parent & Child Group starting Thursday 14th March 2019 · Categories: Steiner education

‘Little Hedgehogs’ Outdoor  Parent & Child Group

STARTING THURSDAY 14TH MARCH 2019!

  Thursdays term time 9.00am – 11.30am

(arrive 9.00am-9.30am)

£4/£3.25 conc.

For children up to 3 and a half years old.

Join us for a gentle, unhurried walk through the Iona land with time to explore and play. Children can connect to nature and experience the seasons amongst the woodland and fruit trees.   The morning has a gentle rhythm of free play, seasonal songs and a healthy snack time.  Please dress for the weather.

Book a place: nicola.littlehedgehogs@gmail.com

06. March 2019 · Comments Off on Viking Forest School on Iona School’s Land: Sat 30th March 2019 · Categories: Steiner education

Dear Iona community,

We are very pleased to share with you our next Forest School adventure for children from 7 to 11 years old on Saturday 30th March 2019. We are so excited to become Vikings for one day!

Please share it with anyone that might be interested from outside school.

See poster here for details:

Best wishes,

Raquel and Lauren.

28. February 2019 · Comments Off on A talk by James Dyson: “Making Sense of the Spirit of our Age” Mon 4th March at Iona School · Categories: Steiner education

Dear Friends of Iona,


You are invited to the following talk. We apologise for the late posting but this is the earliest opportunity to confirm this. We hope you can make it. Please circulate it to your friends and networks.

12. February 2019 · Comments Off on Parent Toddler Group Cancelled today – Tues 12th Feb 2019 · Categories: Steiner education

The Parent Toddler Group will not be running today. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Please pass on this message to anyone you know who was planning to come along.
Thank you.Dominique

07. February 2019 · Comments Off on Spring Forest School for 5-7 year olds on Iona School’s Land · Categories: Steiner education

New Forest School sessions starting on Mondays in March for 5 to 7 year olds. See the poster to the left for details. 

We have great plans for this Spring: foraging, making fires, playing games, being creative with natural materials, telling stories… and lots of fun!

Please share with any interested families outside the Iona community.

See you soon,

Lauren, Nicola and Raquel

24. January 2019 · Comments Off on Iona School Ofsted Report 2018 now published · Categories: Steiner education

On behalf of the management team at The Iona School, we wanted to make you aware of the outcomes from a recent Ofsted inspection which took place on 4 – 6 December 2018.

We are disappointed with the overall judgement of ‘Requires Improvement’. However, we acknowledge the important role of formal inspections and welcome the honest and informed feedback which will be used to drive our school’s improvement.

The majority of areas where improvement is required relate to the way in which the school evidences good work and we are already taking steps to address this.

However, the Iona School is pleased that the “personal development, behaviour and welfare” of its pupils has been highlighted as “good”.

The Iona School is confident of meeting the required Ofsted standards for monitoring pupil progress. A substantial amount of work has been completed in this area since the inspection.

The full results of the inspection can be accessed here: IONA SCHOOL OFSTED REPORT 2018. We urge you to read through the entire report.

Should you have any questions or concerns please contact Dominique Allen, Communications Manager : 0115 9415295 or email: dominique@theionaschool.org.uk

23. January 2019 · Comments Off on Invitation: Family Quiz at Iona School on Friday 8th February 2019, 6-8pm in the Hall. All welcome · Categories: Steiner education

Hot and cold food Refreshments 

Entry – £3

Fun for all the family! 

Help raise funds for Class 3/4.

11. January 2019 · Comments Off on Needle Felt workshop at Iona School – 2nd March 2019 · Categories: Steiner education · Tags: ,