About Us

Founded in 2019, Progressive Education works to create a world where education has the best interests of the child at heart. 

This website explores why we need progressive alternatives to mainstream education, and provides information on what the alternative approaches are.

Our directory of education providers lists progressive schools and learning communities in the UK aimed at school-aged children (4-18 years). We have included providers who put the child at the centre of their approach: Montessori, Reggio Emilia, Democratic/Self-Directed Education, Forest School and Waldorf Steiner.

If you are seeking employment within the progressive education sector, our jobs directory lists posts for facilitators/teachers, support staff and campaign/policy work.

If you work in a mainstream school or your child attends a state primary or secondary, you can visit our School Support page for ideas to enhance the student experience.

We also support campaigns to bring about positive changes within the state education system, list events about progressive education, and we are building a library of articles and research papers

Have a look through our Voices from the Sector pages to hear why progressive education is so important for the 21st century. You can hear perspectives from parents, teachers, progressive education providers, psychologists and researchers.

We hope you will find this resource useful.