Steiner Waldorf education is currently the fastest-growing established alternative to mainstream education, both in Britain and elsewhere. There are now nearly 900 Steiner Waldorf schools, 1,700 kindergartens and some 60 teacher training institutes in 55 countries throughout the world.
Steiner Waldorf schools share an international curriculum worldwide, allowing children to move to other countries, with their parents or as exchange students, and to find the same ethos and basic philosophical principles in each school.
An education that enables children to become creative, flexible and responsible world citizens, and that recognises the spiritual dimension and potential in each human being, is valued by parents and pupils alike, and helps to explain the rapid growth of interest in Steiner Waldorf schools worldwide.
The education we offer at Rudolf Steiner School aims to engage and nourish each child’s innate curiosity and love of learning. The International Waldorf Curriculum – tried, tested and thoroughly proven over 80 years – provides for a balance of academic, artistic and practical activities, so that the child is thoroughly prepared for life ahead.
Each child is accepted and valued for what he or she brings, be it artistic or academic ability, physical or social skill. Children are measured not against one another but against their own potential, and competition is reserved for the games lessons in higher classes.