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  • The Treehouse

    A sister programme to Real Action’s Butterfly School, the Treehouse offers children an opportunity to learn about subjects and ideas outside of the basic academic curriculum. Read more

  • The best English school in London

    English Express has won the award for best English school in London for the second year running. Read more

  • He's got his literacy certificate!

    One of our Butterfly pupils - has really earned it! Read more

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