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Is a school in a Yurt an "unregistered school".

Is a school in a Yurt an "unregistered school".

A fee-paying “education project” where children learn in a Mongolian-inspired yurt is being examined by Ofsted over concerns it may be an “unregistered school”.

Formed in 2014, The Greenhouse Education Project claims to be an educational centre where students can “discover their passion in life” through climbing trees, roaming barefoot, and learning through “play and interaction”.

Charging fees of £1,250 per term, the project provides children with 18 hours of “enrichment” per week from qualified teachers known as “mentors”, who deliver a range of non-curricular activities including yoga, meditation and mindfulness.

Taught on blankets surrounded by wooden stoves, pupils begin each day with “circle time, a native American tradition” before giving a presentation about their “chosen passion”, which can range from “ballet, Hebrew traditions to snow leopards”.

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