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Annual Children’s Parade

Brighton Steiner School joined almost 80 other local schools for the annual Children’s Parade through the streets of Brighton to mark the beginning of the May Festival. The children enjoyed a real sense of pride as their hard work turned into a vibrant procession of dance, drama and fun for the whole city to […]

By |May 20th, 2013|Categories: SWSF News||0 Comments

Elmfield puts Steiner-Waldorf education on the map

Earlier this year we entered some national awards for the first time. Many of you might think it is perfectly natural to put our school forward for awards. Others might question the decision, thinking that awards are not very ‘Steiner’. However, the reason we decided to enter this year is quite simple: outside of […]

By |May 20th, 2013|Categories: SWSF News||0 Comments

Scottish-themed fancy-dress day at York Steiner School

Scottish-themed fancy-dress day at York Steiner School8:07am Wednesday 8th May 2013 in Education YOUNGSTERS at York Steiner School, in Fulford, took part in a Scottish-themed fancy-dress day. The children and teachers came dressed in tartan and there was even a Loch Ness monster. The York Steiner School is part of a network of 34 […]

By |May 9th, 2013|Categories: SWSF News||0 Comments

Steiner School re-opens after fire destroys Glasgow building

An independent school in Glasgow has re-opened in temporary premises – almost four weeks after fire destroyed its main building in the Yorkhill area. Up to 60 pupils were led to safety after the blaze broke out at the Glasgow Steiner School on 26 March.The school is now operating out of West George College, […]

By |April 23rd, 2013|Categories: SWSF News||0 Comments

Kings Langley ex student Sarine Sofair to star on big screen in The Look of Love

Kings Langley woman Sarine Sofair to star on big screen in The Look of Love5:30pm Thursday 18th April 2013 in News By Rebecca Perring, Reporter Sarine Sofair caught the acting bug in Kings Langley and now is preparing to see herself on the big screen alongside Steve Coogan and Stephen Fry. The young actress […]

By |April 19th, 2013|Categories: SWSF News||0 Comments

Glasgow School Fire

Our thoughts are with the children, parents and staff of the Glasgow Steiner School after a devastating fire swept through their building on Tuesday 26th.Fire crews were called to the building at 11.30 am and by the time of their arrival the fire was well developed. Around 60 children had to be evacuated to […]

By |March 27th, 2013|Categories: SWSF News||0 Comments

Exemptions from EYFS: Nursery World Article

Our schools gain exemptions from EYFS From Nursery world: Catherine Gaunt, 28 January 2013, 12:00am Steiner kindergartens have been successful in achieving exemptions from those aspects of the Early Learning Goals in the EYFS that do not fit with the Steiner educational philosophy and ethos. The ruling applies to all Steiner settings. […]

By |February 6th, 2013|Categories: SWSF News||0 Comments

Warmth and Light for the Cambridge Steiner school!

Prize-winning school warms to green future Energy experts lit up the faces of staff and children at a school when they came to plan a whopping six-figure makeover.Cambridge Steiner School won a competition run by the News with British Gas to transform a lucky school into one of the most energy efficient in […]

By |January 29th, 2013|Categories: SWSF News||0 Comments

EYFS exemptions: good news for our Early Years settings

EYFS EXEMPTIONS AND MODIFICATIONS GRANTED TO STEINER SCHOOLS AND SETTINGSSteiner Waldorf kindergartens have been granted permanent exemptions or modifications from those aspects of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Learning and Development Requirements which relate to the formal introduction of Literacy, Numeracy as well as Technology and in some cases the Assessment […]

By |January 22nd, 2013|Categories: SWSF News||0 Comments

Kings Langley pupil wins UK dance competition.

When judges announced the winners of a national Latin American dance competition, Kings Langley school pupil, Grace Silliton, was blown away by the result. Grace, 20, who has just completed her A-Levels at the Rudolf Steiner School, danced her way to the top after it was announced she was the winner of the […]

By |December 14th, 2012|Categories: SWSF News||0 Comments

Steiner Academy Hereford Students Raise the Bar….

RAISING THE BAR TO VICTORY!  Steiner Academy Hereford won the regional final of the national Bar Mock Trial competition on Saturday 10th November at Birmingham Crown Court. Each team was made up of barristers for the defence and prosecution, witnesses, defendants, a court clerk, an usher and jurors. Sixteen schools competed from all over the […]

By |December 3rd, 2012|Categories: SWSF News||0 Comments

Historical Responsibility: a Statement

Our schools and settings are aware of the historical responsibility that attaches to all organisations working with children or vulnerable individuals. In addition to being fully compliant with current legislation and constantly attentive to the needs of the children in their care, we believe that schools should be open to the honest appraisal of […]

By |November 6th, 2012|Categories: SWSF News||0 Comments

The Battersea Schools Show

Come and see us at the Battersea Independent Schools’ Show THIS WEEKEND, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th November. Eleven of our schools have joined forces in order to represent themselves and the education to the wider public at this major national event. Make it an enjoyable day out for the whole family. See […]

By |November 5th, 2012|Categories: SWSF News||0 Comments

Learning through Doing in Edinburgh…

 As we explain on our Ten Distinctive Features web page, activity is central to Steiner education. Here is a glimpse from the Edinburgh Steiner School into Learning through Doing.

By |October 7th, 2012|Categories: SWSF News||0 Comments

Steiner education works! New research confirms our suspicions….

New research shows that Steiner students learn with more enthusiasm and interest, feel more supported, and know their strengths better than students in mainstream schools. The survey of educational experiences of Steiner pupils was done by three experts: scientific co-worker Sylvia Liebenwein, […]

By |October 2nd, 2012|Categories: SWSF News||0 Comments

Science Teaching in Steiner Schools

Our response to an article in the Times Educational Supplement about science teaching in Steiner schools: Sirs, The misconceptions conveyed in the article about Steiner Free Schoolsneed correcting. The suggestion that Steiner schools `dismiss` Darwin is absurd. The best way to celebrate the genius of Darwin or any other scientific thinker is to engage with […]

By |September 15th, 2012|Categories: SWSF News||0 Comments

Congratulations to Elmfield Students

Elmfield students achieved the best results of any school in the area(correct at time of writing), and it is well worth comparing their outcomes with the national averages: A staggering 95% achieved 5 or more A* to C grade GCSEs, including English and Maths (the national average is 59%) […]

By |September 13th, 2012|Categories: SWSF News||0 Comments

Former Kings Langley pupil wins Medals

Picture: Action Images Congratulations to Bethany Woodward who represented Great Britain in the Paralympics and won bronze in the women’s 4x100m T35/T38 before taking silver in the T37 200m – a race for athletes with cerebral palsy. Bethany’s lap of honour was in front of a crowd of 80,000 including her former […]

By |September 10th, 2012|Categories: SWSF News||0 Comments

Update on Plans for new Early Years Training Course

`We are now enrolling students!` Plans for the new Steiner Waldorf training course to start this autumn are going well. It is parallel to the London course with the same validation route, a similar three year structure, weight of assignments and cost. It will provide a full training course for work […]

By |July 23rd, 2012|Categories: SWSF News||0 Comments

A new State-funded Steiner Academy for Exeter

The government has announced that the Exeter bid for a Steiner Academy (Free School) has been successful. The initiative now advances to the `pre-opening stage`. The new Steiner Academy Exeter will open in September 2013, eventually offering double stream entry through […]

By |July 13th, 2012|Categories: SWSF News||0 Comments