A flexible approach to learning

At Canterbury Lernejo, we recognise that each learner is a unique individual. Students can customise their learning experience by selecting courses of their choice. Students can attend daily or on a part time basis.

As an alternative to school

Lernejo was founded by a small group of like minded parents, who for varying reasons, found mainstream schools an ill fit for them and their children, and so took the decision to home educate.

As the interest grew, Lernejo became a place of learning, away from the home, whilst still retaining the ethos and values that home education brings.

Inspiring enthusiastic, lifelong self-education

We aim to enthuse and empower young people and their families to support and learn from one another, to enable them to take responsibility for their learning journey.

Some of our tutors and families have a background in the Steiner Waldorf approach to education and these ideas underpin much of our work. In particular, there is an emphasis on learning at the right level according to the stage of development of each child.

Education Support

We encourage all our parents to become involved in the running of Lernejo and to offer support to their child's education and to watch them grow. Parents are actively involved in the running and administration of Lernejo and therefore help to make decisions regarding the direction of the group.

Parents can commit to varying levels of help, from becoming directors on the board to helping arrange field trips and special events.

Field trips and excusrsions

Please click here to see some more details about various excursions and field trips we have done.


For students that are taking GCSE exams, Lernejo works with the parents of the Lernejo children to help arrange the sitting of those exams in local examination centres.

Continued Learning

At Lernejo we believe that continious learning forms a solid foundation to your childs education. As such, our tutors set regular assignments. This gives children and parents opportunity to share the learning experience together. We believe this is important because:

  • it improves your childs thinking and memory
  • helps your child develop positive study skills and habits that will help them well throughout life
  • encourages your child to use time wisely
  • allows your child to review and practice what they have covered in Lernejo
  • helps your child learn to use resources, such as libraries, reference materials and the internet to find information.
  • helps parents learn more about what their child is learning at Lernejo.
  • Canterbury Lernejo history

    Lernejo was born out of necessity in 2007 with five students, working at parent's homes. We became an association in 2008 with parent trustees and incorporated as a Limited Company in 2013 with parents as directors and members.

    We moved to our current location in central Canterbury in January 2014.


    If you would like to apply for a place at Lernejo simply complete our online application form and we will get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.

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    Please feel free to send us an email at canterburylernejo@gmail.com to find out more information.

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