SWSF

Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship is an association of independent schools, early years settings and a state funded academy across the UK and Ireland offering Steiner Waldorf education.

Our schools and early years settings form part of an international movement that draws its inspiration from the educational ideas of Rudolf Steiner. Begun in one school in Germany in 1919 there are now over 1000 schools and early years settings worldwide in 90+ countries including China, USA, India, the Middle East and most European countries.

A creative from of education, it interweaves artistic and physical activity with academic learning. Its aim is to engage children in the way they naturally learn at each stage of their development. In this way knowledge and skills are gained with enthusiasm and joy to create a love of learning that lasts a life-time. Formal learning starts at age six in line with most countries around the world, allowing time for the younger child to develop through play, imitation and self-exploration and as a foundation for wellbeing.

Latest News

Laurel Farm is ‘outstanding’ say Ofsted.

Congratulations to Laurel Farm Kindergarten which has been judged 'Outstanding' by Ofsted for a second time.. Inspectors were full of praise for the early years setting nestled in the Cam Valley in Somerset. "Children positively thrive in this beautiful and well-designed kindergarten. They all make excellent progress, as staff take time to get to really know and understand the children. … [Read More...] about Laurel Farm is ‘outstanding’ say Ofsted.

Congratulations to the Lionesses!!

Massive congratulations to the England Women's Football Team for winning the Euros 2022 and to all the women in all the teams who took part. Thank you for being great role models for all our young people and showing what determination, commitment, good teamwork and sheer refusal to give up can achieve. Tribute must be paid also to all those who came before who worked so hard for women's football … [Read More...] about Congratulations to the Lionesses!!

Waldorf 100

In 2019 we celebrated a hundred years of Steiner Waldorf education.
It is now the fastest growing education movement in the world.

Watch our film here.

Watch the Waldorf 100 Video on YouTube