Lumiar Stowford is soon to become an independent school welcoming children from 5-11 years the opportunity to learn in a rural setting close to Bath, Frome and Trowbridge.

This evening – Thursday 27 September – it is hosting a webinar which will explain its fresh approach to the traditional classroom. It will also provide the opportunity to find out about what the educational facility describe as its ’21st century skills’ and how children develop them.

The webinar will start at 8pm and families are invited to register to take part at

“The webinar will give families the chance to hear how we are rethinking not only what children learn but how they learn it,” explained Rebecca Saxton from Lumiar Stowford. “Our approach is being implemented at schools around the world and we will be the first school in the UK to run for five days a week with this methodology. We are currently running as an education project for three days a week.

“We take a project-based approach to learning, applying core skill development through real life scenarios. The methodology was developed over 15 years ago in Brazil and Lumiar is recognised by Unesco, Stanford University and Microsoft as one of the most innovative pedagogical methods in the world.

“We offer an alternative to mainstream education. We support children to develop skills and competences that are required in the modern work life as well as in their personal life. A learning environment that prepares children for the future.”