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Exams and tests – recent articles in the press

At this time of year there is a great emphasis on testing pupils most obviously with GCSE and A-Level examinations. Kevin Avison, full time member of the SWSF Executive since 1999, has written and had published in 'Education today' magazine and 'Education Magazine' two articles that look at the concept of testing and examinations in [...]

By |2018-07-04T11:23:26+00:00July 4th, 2018|Categories: SWSF News|0 Comments


Article Published in the Guardian 15th December 2013: “Free Schools: why the fight goes on” by Zoe Williams In an unashamedly partisan article, attacking free schools in general, the writer has chosen to repeat unfounded allegations made in a brief BBC South West news report on the opening of the Steiner Academy Frome. The writer [...]

By |2018-03-16T11:25:47+00:00December 18th, 2013|Categories: Press Release, SWSF News|0 Comments

Elmfield wins Independent Schools Award

Elmfield has won the 2013 Independent Schools Award for the headline category of Education Initiative of the Year. This reflects the focus on a fully-rounded education where exams are only one part of the picture. The judges were particularly impressed with the upper school’s morning modules, main lessons and creative Waldorf curriculum. Jason Pond, on [...]

By |2013-11-25T09:22:00+00:00November 25th, 2013|Categories: SWSF News|0 Comments

Milo’s heroes give him top tips

10:00am Tuesday 19th November 2013 in News A RINGWOOD teenager has won an international sailing event – and met Olympic legends. Milo Gill-Taylor, 13, a pupil at the Ringwood Waldorf School, won the Junior Gold Cup in Bermuda and got to meet his heroes Sir Ben Ainslie and Iain Percy. The talented youngster qualified for [...]

By |2013-11-20T09:15:00+00:00November 20th, 2013|Categories: SWSF News|0 Comments

Waldorf graduate gets a Nobel prize

Autobiography – Thomas C. Südhof When I was born in Göttingen in 1955, the aftermaths of the second world war were still reverberating. I was born into an anthroposophical family. My maternal grandparents had been early followers for Rudolf Steiner’s teaching, and worked for Waldorf schools when Hitler assumed power and banned the anthrophosophical movement. [...]

By |2018-03-16T11:25:47+00:00October 9th, 2013|Categories: SWSF News|0 Comments

Tilda Swinton speaks on Steiner Education

Tilda Swinton supportive of private Steiner schools Updated on thePublished 01/10/2013 10:38 TILDA Swinton today defended parents’ rights to opt out of state education in favour of the Steiner Waldorf education system which her own twin kids attend. The Oscar-winning star, who lives in Nairn, said an Oxford professor had told her that state education [...]

By |2018-03-16T11:25:49+00:00October 2nd, 2013|Categories: SWSF News|0 Comments

Ofsted visit to Steiner Academy Hereford

OFSTED inspectors find evidence that a later start to learning does not disadvantage pupils' academic progress and achievement The recent section 5 OFSTED inspection of the Steiner Academy Hereford (July 2013) found that: ‘Pupils achieve well throughout the school, reaching above the expected levels in English and mathematics and in the other subjects that they [...]

By |2018-03-16T11:25:49+00:00September 18th, 2013|Categories: SWSF News|0 Comments

Too Much Too Soon

TOO MUCH, TOO SOON CAMPAIGNWe're too young to failwww.toomuchtoosoon.org The new SCM Early Years Education (EYE) Group has now been established and is launching its first major campaign to challenge the early years being seen primarily as a preparation for school, rather than a unique stage in its own right, together with what it sees as [...]

By |2018-03-16T11:25:49+00:00September 13th, 2013|Categories: SWSF News|0 Comments

Exeter Steiner Academy Opens

Exeter Steiner School starts as new wave of schools openWednesday, September 04, 2013Exeter Express and EchoA “FREE” school in Exeter will be among the second wave of the coalition Government’s flagship education policy to open this week.In total, 93 free schools are due to admit pupils for the first time this week, the Department for [...]

By |2018-03-16T11:25:49+00:00September 9th, 2013|Categories: SWSF News|0 Comments

Elmfield Exam Results

There were lots of celebrations at Elmfield School in Oldswinford, Stourbridge, where a whopping 89 per cent of final year students picked up five or more A*s to C grades. Students at the school in Love Lane follow the internationally renowned Steiner Waldorf curriculum.They don’t do SATs and they sit their GCSEs over a two-year-period [...]

By |2013-08-23T07:59:00+00:00August 23rd, 2013|Categories: SWSF News|0 Comments

Former Rudolf Steiner School student Bethany Woodward takes silver in T37 200m at World Championships

Former Rudolf Steiner School student Bethany Woodward takes silver in T37 200m at World Championships12:00pm Sunday 28th July 2013 in Sport Picture: Action Images Former Rudolf Steiner School student Bethany Woodward won a silver medal in the T37 200m at the IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon on Monday. Woodward’s time of 29.12 was a [...]

By |2018-03-16T11:25:50+00:00July 30th, 2013|Categories: SWSF News|0 Comments

Brien Masters

Brien MastersMany have been inspired by Brien Masters. His work, especially as a teacher educator enabled him to express the range of his talents - as musician, story-teller, raconteur and sage. A photograph of teachers at Michael Hall (in the 1950s, I believe) captured him as the image of a young Oxbridge graduate in tweedy [...]

By |2018-03-16T11:25:50+00:00July 15th, 2013|Categories: SWSF News|0 Comments

Brien Masters

Brien Masters died yesterday morning at 1.30 am.There will be a memorial service held at Michael Hall School on Saturday 13th July at 8pm in the Eurythmy Studio.Brien was for many years Chair of the Fellowship. He founded the London Waldorf Teacher Training Seminar. He wrote many books and lectured both here and abroad.

By |2013-07-12T08:33:00+00:00July 12th, 2013|Categories: SWSF News|0 Comments

Steiner Academy Exeter given site

One of Devon's first new free schools has been given the go-ahead to open at a former university hall of residence.The Steiner Academy Exeter is expected to open at Thomas Hall on Cowley Road in 2015.It is one of five free schools planned in Devon after the coalition government offered people the chance to open [...]

By |2013-07-08T08:06:00+00:00July 8th, 2013|Categories: SWSF News|0 Comments

Glasgow Steiner School

With great sadness we announce the closure of the Glasgow Steiner School after 25 years. Unfortunately they were unable to recover from the fire that gutted the school. We hope that in time there will be a new Steiner school in the area.

By |2013-07-05T14:21:00+00:00July 5th, 2013|Categories: SWSF News|0 Comments

Michael Hall Students Build Outdoor Classroom

East Grinstead Courier and ObserverBy Sam SatchellFOR most teenagers a work placement involves shifting at their local music store, a greengrocers or their parents' business .But a group of hardworking students at Michael Hall School took a more hands-on approach to their three-week programme by constructing an outdoor learning centreUsing a range of skills learnt [...]

By |2018-03-16T11:25:50+00:00July 2nd, 2013|Categories: SWSF News|0 Comments

Congratulations to The Steiner Academy Hereford on achieving a Gold Sing Up Award!

Congratulations to The Steiner Academy Hereford on achieving a Gold Sing Up Award!From your application I could hear that the quality of singing at this school is high, which is a testament to how well singing is embedded into school life. Singing is clearly important to the school and regularly utilised in areas such as [...]

By |2018-03-16T11:25:50+00:00June 28th, 2013|Categories: SWSF News|0 Comments

Peace One Day

Join us at the school for a talk and short presentation from Peace One Day founder Jeremy Gilley. After a successful career acting in film and television, Jeremy began making his own films in 1995 and in 1999 founded the non-profit film project Peace One Day to document his own efforts to establish the first [...]

By |2018-03-16T11:25:50+00:00June 27th, 2013|Categories: SWSF News|0 Comments

Steiner Academy Bristol approved in the last round of ‘free school’ Applications!

Steiner Academy Bristol approved in the last round of 'free school' Applications!To open in September 2014, the Academy will be the first inner-city, state-funded Steiner school in the UK and the third Steiner free school to be approved under the ‘free school’ programme. The school will grow slowly, with an opening cohort of 78 pupils [...]

By |2013-06-13T11:53:00+00:00June 13th, 2013|Categories: SWSF News|0 Comments