The Gower School
We offer high-quality education, a wide Montessori curriculum, music sessions, yoga, sports, baby sign language (we are an accredited Tiny Talk nursery), home-made food and a lovely big garden. The nursery for children between 3 months and 5 years is at 18 North Road, with an additional premises for 2 to 4 year olds at 28 North Road. The primary department is at Cynthia Street.
The Gower is now inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate; you can read the most recent report.
The Gower School is recognised as an Islington Healthy Early Years setting and has received the Healthy Early Years London Gold Award.
Islington Healthy Early Years works with settings to ensure a good level of support for the health and wellbeing of children under five and their families. Healthy Early Years London (HEYL) is an awards scheme funded by the Mayor of London which recognises Early Years settings’ achievements in child health, wellbeing and development. More information about the London award is available here.
Who to contact
- 020 7700 2445 020 7700 2445
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18, North Road
- N7 9EY
Time / date details
- Opening times/date
- The Gower School is open 48 weeks of the year, Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm. An extended day is offered 6pm to 6.30pm.
- Age Ranges
- 3 months to 11 years
- Cost Details
- Contact the nursery or school for information on fees. Children over 3 years are likely to be eligible for a free part-time educational place.
- Who is this service for?
- For children aged 3 months to 11 years
- Can I refer myself?
- Referral not required
- Referral Details
Phone the school, or see website for details.
- 2 year old funding
- 3 & 4 year old funding (15 hours)
- 3 & 4 year old funding (30 hours)
- Tax-free childcare
- How will you support my child?
Our setting welcomes children with SEND and we are committed to working with parents and other professionals to provide good inclusive practice. Our Islington link Area SENCo provides us with support, advice and training regarding children with SEND.
Lisa Smyth (Senior Montessori Teacher) is the nursery SENCo and is supported by Jacqui Tsang (Head of Nursery). Joey Haigh, the primary school’s Head of Operations is also the school SENCo.
All our staff are trained in supporting children with speech, language and communication delay. Staff are trained in using a variety of speech and language resources to support children’s development.
Staff are trained regularly on tracking children's ongoing development in all areas of the EYFS and highlighting any signs of delay or SEN for each individual child. We have experience of working with children with speech and language delay, epilepsy, autism, diabetes and Down Syndrome. We deliver a one to one educational intervention programme called ELS (Eureka Learning Systems) for those children requiring additional support.
Each individual child is supported appropriately depending on their level and area of need. Each child is planned for individually to ensure their needs are met and they continue to develop and thrive.