05. October 2015 · Comments Off on Just the Tonic Comedy Club tickets – Special Offer!! · Categories: Steiner education


We are lucky to have some half price comedy club tickets to Just The Tonic’s event on Saturday the 24th October featuring four fabulous comedians.

Tickets are just £5.00 (normally £10.00) and all proceeds from these tickets go to The Iona School’s Boiler Fund.

To get tickets go to http://www.justthetonic.com/…/sh…/saturday-24-oct-2015/1677/

Buy tickets as normal but enter: IONAFUND in the promotional code box. The tickets will be discounted at source.

It will be a fabulous night, we hope to see you all there!

28. September 2015 · Comments Off on REMINDER: Iona School’s Michaelmas Festival: Tuesday 29th September at 5pm on the Land · Categories: Independent schools Nottingham, Steiner education
Dear parents and friends, 

This year the Michaelmas Festival will be held on the Land.


Please join us in the Story Circle at 5pm on
Tuesday 29th September.

Class 2/3 will be performing ‘The Gilly of the Goatskin’ and the ‘Churl of the Townland of Mischance’ and Class 4/5 will share items from the classroom.


After the festival, there will be delicious pizza available from our very own cob oven.


All welcome
22. September 2015 · Comments Off on ‘Cultivating a love of learning’ campaign for Iona school on the silverline buses! · Categories: Independent schools Nottingham, Open Mornings, Primary schools Nottingham, Steiner education

‘Cultivating a love of learning’ bus advert campaign for Iona School

Have you spotted the silverline bus carrying our Iona School publicity poster yet? Here are some examples snapped around Nottingham city centre….let us know when you spot it. Or even better, post a photo of it !

back of bus image for Adverta bright





15. June 2015 · Comments Off on Article: Aspirational parents condemn their children to a desperate, joyless life · Categories: Steiner education


15. June 2015 · Comments Off on The June issue of The Grapevine: Iona School’s community newsletter · Categories: Independent schools Nottingham, Open Mornings, Primary schools Nottingham, Steiner education, The Grapevine newsletter

The Grapevine Newsletter June 2015

11. June 2015 · Comments Off on Ban phones and tablets before school, parents urged · Categories: Steiner education

Ban phones and tablets before school, parents urged

Read more here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-33022500

21. April 2015 · Comments Off on WIN WIN WIN this Sunday 26th April 10am-5pm · Categories: Steiner education
WIN WIN WIN this Sunday 26th April 10am-5pm

Another opportunity for you to:

Win for the school
Win for your self

Win for your children

Your help is really appreciated and there are worthwhile activities for all, regardless of experience.

You only need to bring a bit of optimism and enthusiasm and also a little something for bring and share lunch.

It would also be helpful if you could bring along a step ladder, some rubber gloves and dust sheets.

Win Win Win!!!

27. March 2015 · Comments Off on ESTABLISHING RESILIENCE IN CHILDHOOD AS A FOUNDATION FOR LIFE: TALK WITH DR JAMES DYSON · Categories: Dr James Dyson Talk, Independent schools Nottingham, Steiner education




Dr James Dyson is in great demand internationally within the anthroposophical movement and is currently teaching and facilitating on several professional anthroposophical training courses, spanning a wide range of medical, therapeutic and psychological themes. We are very privileged to be able to welcome him to the Iona School as part of our 30th birthday celebrations.

James originally studied medicine in London, qualifying as a medical doctor in 1975. Initially registering in general practice, he concurrently studied anthroposophic medicine, both in UK and Continental Europe. In 1979 he co-founded Park Attwood Clinic in Worcestershire, a residential and out-patient anthroposophic medical facility. His practice, which included general medicine and some psychiatry, continued for nearly 25 years.

During his long and varied carrier as an anthroposophic physician, James has also worked as a visiting doctor in Waldorf Schools and in several schools and residential communities for children and adults with learning disabilities.

Since leaving Park Attwood in 2003, James has furthered his long-standing interest in mental health and developmental psychology with formal postgraduate training, gaining a master’s degree in Psychosynthesis Psychology.

Having retired from formal medical practice in 2014, James continues to work in an advisory and consultative capacity for several educational facilities and is also extending his life-long involvement in adult education.

Please make every effort to attend what will be an enlivening and enriching talk which will touch the heart of our work here at the Iona School.

16. March 2015 · Comments Off on Winning Winning Winning!!! · Categories: Independent schools Nottingham, Iona School Work Day, Steiner education

Dear All,


Saturday saw the biggest turn out since the ‘old days’ when ‘school maintenance’  days used to attract high numbers every time !

25 people, including some members of staff, came along, for anywhere between an hour or 9. That makes at least 100 hours between us which is about 12 days work  – just think what that would have cost the school – and therefore the parents in added school fees – and we would have been deprived of the fun of a thriving community day. The school was buzzing with sanding, sawing, nailing, hammering, drilling, varnishing with plenty of tea and cakes and a great lunch.

Make sure you take a moment to have a look at the upstairs corridors in the main building (and see attached pics) – they are now beautifully clad with the doors all cleaned up too. Such warmth to those previously cold corridors – so much more nurturing for our children, teachers and visitors.

We are Winning winning winning !

We only have the stairs and entrance hall left to clad (for now!)

For those of you who didn’t manage to experience the WIN WIN WIN, and for those of you who did and want another go – you have another opportunity on Sunday 26th April 10 am – 5 pm.

Huge appreciation and gratefulness to all the time and effort people gave on Saturday.

See you on the 26th April !

Louise Lipman


10. March 2015 · Comments Off on Iona School’s Open Morning Thursday 12th March 9.30am-12noon · Categories: Junior schools nottingham, Open Mornings, Steiner education

Come and visit our Kindergarten and main school classes, take a tour of the buildings and stop off at the school’s gardens ( ‘the Land’) and back for a Q & A and warm drink. To register ring Dominique Allen on 0115 9415295.