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Steiner Academy Bristol Planning Success

See: http://www.steineracademybristol.org.uk/news/2014/11/planning-success/

By |November 17th, 2014|Categories: SWSF News||0 Comments

Elmfield Exam Results

Superb GCSE results, again!

Whilst we know that exam results are only a tiny part of education, it’s great to report that our teachers and students have done us proud again. An impressive 85% of pupils achieved 5 or more GCSEs at A*-C, including English and Maths. This places us as the second best school […]

By |September 11th, 2014|Categories: SWSF News||0 Comments

Richard House open letter

By |September 10th, 2014|Categories: SWSF News||0 Comments

Nursery World Article

By |August 28th, 2014|Categories: SWSF News||0 Comments

Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship Press Release


The Department for Education (DfE) has been ordered by an information tribunal to release departmental advice dating from 2010 following an appeal by the British Humanist Association. This information comprises two short briefing papers setting out the views of opponents of the public funding of Steiner Waldorf education, specifically through the government’s “free school” programme. […]

By |August 1st, 2014|Categories: SWSF News||0 Comments

News from Elmfield

Elmfield was one of 4 schools in the UK to be shortlisted for the Times Educational Supplement Award for Maths & Numeracy. On 4th July staff attended a ceremony in London where we were notified we were Runner Up nationally.

By |July 15th, 2014|Categories: SWSF News||0 Comments

Measure for Measure Performance at Steiner Academy Hereford

By |July 9th, 2014|Categories: SWSF News||0 Comments

Bristol Pupil’s Comic Strip

Bristol schoolgirl ‘gobsmacked’ by bestselling author’s praise

Ella Rehin drew a comic strip about Mark Haddon, author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night, ‘gobsmacked’ by reply

By Christopher Brown
Wednesday July 9, 2014

A Bristol schoolgirl who drew a comic strip about her favourite author was stunned and is now considering a career in […]

By |July 9th, 2014|Categories: SWSF News||0 Comments

More response to the Guardian article


19 June 2014 1:03pm


Laura McInerney’s promiscuous use of the term “extremist” to label Steiner schools is grossly misleading. Quite apart from her report’s various innuendos and inaccuracies (e.g. its calculated use of the pejorative term “extremist”, the discredited claim that Steiner was a “racist”, and the misdefinition of eurythmy), the idea that the broadness […]

By |June 19th, 2014|Categories: SWSF News||0 Comments

Reply to recent Guardian article

Re:  ‘Trojan horse: why some ‘extremists’ are more acceptable than others’

by Laura McInerney in the Guardian, Tuesday 17 June 2014

If ‘extremism’ is defined as it is in the title of this article Trojan horse: why some ‘extremists’ are more acceptable than others’ by Laura McInerney in the Guardian, Tuesday 17 June 2014 then […]

By |June 18th, 2014|Categories: SWSF News||0 Comments

Bristol Steiner School calls for memorabilia

Bristol Steiner School calls for memorabilia: Alumni and former teachers at Bristol Steiner School are being asked to gather memorabilia together in preparation for the school’s 40th anniversary. The school is holding a celebratory festival on Saturday, June 21 in its grounds on Redland Hill, Clifton, with past and present pupils expected to attend. […]

By |June 13th, 2014|Categories: SWSF News||0 Comments

Ringwood students go to Sweden

Students from Ringwood Waldorf School to take production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream on tour to Sweden
1:00pm Sunday 18th May 2014 in News By Jane Reader

SWEDEN BOUND: Some of the cast from the Ringwood Waldorf School’s production of A Midsummer’s Night Dream
STUDENTS at a New Forest school will be visiting their […]

By |May 20th, 2014|Categories: SWSF News||0 Comments

Early Years Press Release

The Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship supports the Save Childhood Movements’ call to the Government put the well-being of the child first in the early years (see below).

Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood education has, for over 90 years, been providing high quality provision for children up to the age of 7 (when they would normally begin formal education […]

By |April 23rd, 2014|Categories: SWSF News||0 Comments




The recent push from both Ofsted’s Sir Michael Wilshaw regarding early formal education is misguided!

Research and experience across the world shows that allowing time for children to develop skills for life instead of ‘readiness for school’, is what is needed.

Steiner early childhood education and care provides a holistic approach enabling children […]

By |April 3rd, 2014|Categories: Press Release, SWSF News||0 Comments

The announced closure of Aberdeen Waldorf School

Press release

The announced closure of Aberdeen Waldorf School

The Steiner Waldorf Schools’ Fellowship regrets to hear of the announced planned closure for financial reasons of Aberdeen Waldorf School. We believe that AWS brought a much-valued diversity to schooling in the Aberdeen area & in Scotland generally alongside our other Scottish members. The SWSF has been […]

By |April 2nd, 2014|Categories: Press Release, SWSF News||0 Comments

Karla Kiniger

Obituary: Karla Kiniger, teacher

Karla Kiniger: Steiner teacher who embraced a philosophy she assumed had been banned by the Nazis


Published on the 27 March 2014 00:00

Published 27/03/2014 00:00

Born: 4 November, 1921, in Hinterstoder,  Austria. Died: 21 March, 2014, in Edinburgh, aged 92

Karolina Maria Anastasia Kiniger grew up in the idyllic surroundings of […]

By |March 27th, 2014|Categories: SWSF News||0 Comments

Crochet in Court

Crochet in Court

Taking the unusual step of entering a national court competition by fielding two teams from one class, with students of all abilities participating rather than taking a gifted and talented group forward as many schools do, Steiner Academy Hereford came away from the local heat in Hereford on Saturday 15th March with […]

By |March 24th, 2014|Categories: SWSF News||0 Comments

Steiner Pupils visit Cern

Steiner School Kings Langley Students visit CERN
9:54am Tuesday 18th March 2014 in Your Contributions

From the 9th to 11th March 14 students from the Rudolf Steiner School Kings Langley and 16 students from Michael Hall (another Steiner school in Sussex) went on a trip to CERN in Geneva. CERN is the leading particle Physics research […]

By |March 20th, 2014|Categories: SWSF News||0 Comments

Steiner Academy Bristol announce proposed location



By |March 4th, 2014|Categories: SWSF News||0 Comments

New Appointment at Steiner Academy Hereford

Steiner Academy Hereford are delighted to announce that Stephen Holland has been appointed as the new Principal of the Steiner Academy Hereford with effect from September 2014.  Stephen joined the Academy in 2012 having been a parent and school governor at Michael House Steiner School in Derbyshire.  He currently holds the position of Teaching […]

By |February 14th, 2014|Categories: SWSF News||0 Comments