An 'Outstanding' Montessori Nursery and Primary School in Islington
An 'Outstanding' Montessori Nursery and Primary School in Islington

Message from Principal Emma Gowers Welcome to The Gower School

Welcome to The Gower School, which I founded in 2000.

It was wonderful for our independent school’s work to be rated as Outstanding and Excellent in every category following our most recent external inspection. Our Montessori Nursery and Primary schools offer a broad curriculum in multi-age classrooms which aims to develop the whole person – their mind, body, heart and soul. We teach academic, social and other valuable skills to last a lifetime. Our goal is to make sure that our girls and boys are confident, happy all-rounders with a love of learning.


Principal Emma Gowers

VALUES Our Aims & Ethos

a Wide View of Our Bright and Airy Reception Classroom.


We aim to create thoughtful, considerate and self motivated learners who enjoy coming to school.



Our pupils are independent, enquiring, articulate thinkers who are prepared to face new challenges.



Our children make very good progress as a result of excellent teaching, support and a broad, creative curriculum.

At The Gower School we aim for all our children to be happy, confident learners who achieve their potential, supported by the Montessori ethos.

“Safeguarding in the setting is extremely effective. Leadership and management are outstanding.”

Independent Schools Inspectorate, November 2022

‘At The Gower School children are active, busy, comfortable, sociable and happy. The provision is excellent, as children experience stimulating learning opportunities which are rich in educational, creative and play resources.’

Collaborative Montessori Accreditation Board, 2023 Report
‘Our son and daughter have had a great time here. A really friendly, nurturing, caring, personal environment which brings the best out of all the children. The head and teachers and all the other staff are excellent.’

“The quality of the pupils’ academic and other achievements is excellent.”

Independent Schools Inspectorate, November 2022

‘Our sons have grown in confidence and are happy children who have made great friends and grown fond of their teachers and learning. In terms of teaching, the children are provided with an excellent all round experience and we are delighted with their progress in a nurturing environment.’


“The quality of the pupils’ personal development is excellent.”

Independent Schools Inspectorate, November 2022

“The quality of education is outstanding. The personal development of children is outstanding.”

Independent Schools Inspectorate, November 2022
Come visit us!

Come and visit our ‘Outstanding’
Montessori Nursery and Primary

Holiday Fun Club – book now for holiday fun with friends this Easter!

Nursery Open Mornings

Primary Open Mornings

Can’t make our Nursery Open Morning dates? Call 0207 700 2445 or email us at to schedule an ad-hoc tour.

We look forward to welcoming you to
The Gower School!