Littlegarth School was founded in 1940 by Miss Barbara Erith and Miss Betty Mallett. Miss Erith taught in Canada, and returned to England when war was declared in 1939. She joined Miss Mallett in Dedham to become the joint headmistress of the new independent Littlegarth School. The two ladies were cousins by marriage and taught together for nearly 20 years. Early pupils recall life at the School, ‘Miss Mallett was an inspired teacher of small children who combined firm discipline with the capacity for making everything interesting and absorbing.’
Our School Aims
We are set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and provide a stimulating, supportive learning environment where children are encouraged to reach their potential in all aspects of the curriculum and beyond. Our talented network of teachers and staff work closely with each child, and their family, aiming to:
Educate each child to the best of his or her ability
By offering a well-balanced and broad curriculum, we work hard to ensure the sustained development of each child, placing particular emphasis on literacy and numeracy skills.