Granting of Montessori Accreditation

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Montessori Accreditation is valid for four years. Following a 'spot check' visit in the fourth year, accreditation may be extended for a further three years. After that, schools must apply for re-accreditation.

Change of Ownership

In the event of a change of ownership of a school, the new owner may apply for Montessori Accreditation to be carried over, provided that this application is made within six months of the changeover.

Montessori Education (UK) will then activate a 'spot check' visit at the school's expense. If, following a 'spot check' visit the Assessor recommends that Montessori Accreditation be continued and provided that Montessori Education (UK) is satisfied that the school is continuing to meet the standards required, the school will be granted Montessori Accreditation for a further three years.

Schools that are granted an extension of accreditation are awarded a certificate of extended accreditation.

If, following a 'spot check' visit, Montessori Education (UK) is not satisfied that the school is continuing to meet the standards required, the school will be subject to the full accreditation procedure.

Change of Premises

In the event of a change of premises or significant extension of the site of a school, the owner may apply for Montessori Accreditation to be carried over, provided that this application is made within three months of the changeover.

Montessori Education (UK) will then activate a 'spot check' visit at the school's expense. If, following a 'spot check' visit the Assessor recommends that Montessori Accreditation be continued and provided that Montessori Education (UK) is satisfied that the school is continuing to meet the standards required, the school will be granted Montessori Accreditation for a further three years.

Schools that are granted an extension of Montessori Accreditation are awarded a certificate of extended accreditation.

If, following a 'spot check' visit, Montessori Education (UK) is not satisfied that the school is continuing to meet the standards required, the school will be subject to the full Montessori Accreditation procedure.

Montessori Education (UK) reserves the right not to grant accreditation.

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