List of Schools, Early Years Settings and other Members
Here is a full list of all member schools, early years settings, interest groups, affiliated schools or organistions registered with the Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship®. The Steiner Academy Hereford is state funded all other schools are independent.
Transfer of Steiner Academies to The Avanti Schools Trust.
The Steiner Academies at Frome, Exeter and Bristol have been transferred to the Avanti Schools Trust (AST) and are no longer Steiner schools. Their new names are Avanti Park, Avanti Hall and Avanti Gardens respectfully.
Following the transfer of the schools on 1 November 2019, SWSF was represented on the Interim Hub Executive Board (IHEB) for the three academies which had been established to secure the interim governance of the schools.
A curriculum review was commissioned by AST shortly after taking over the schools. Led by Dr James Biddulph, its terms of reference were to explore where aspects of the Steiner Waldorf Curriculum were in synergy with the Avanti Way. Adrian Dow, Headteacher at Greenwich Steiner School (GSS) provided information to the review team who visited GSS and Dr Martyn Rawson, a Steiner specialist provided a written response to an early draft of the report. Neither were members of the review team and SWSF was not consulted.
Whilst the review was taking place, AST undertook to retain each school’s existing curriculum until September 2020. Parents were to be consulted and many were therefore hopeful that some aspects of the Steiner approach would remain.
The report of the curriculum review and the AST Board’s response was published to parents on 4 May 2020. The proposed new curriculum includes little of the Steiner Waldorf approach. Most significantly, the start to formal learning, has been lowered to age four from age six and children will take the Key Stage 1 test at age seven. SWSF has therefore withdrawn from its role on the IHEB and the schools have been removed from the list of Steiner Waldorf schools. The SWSF statement in response to the publication of the curriculum review can be downloaded and viewed by clicking here and a letter sent to the Secretary of State for Education can be downloaded and viewed by clicking here.
Please note that the Steiner Academy Hereford remains a Steiner Waldorf school and a full member of the SWSF.
The main sections within which you can locate a particular school or organisation are:-
List of Schools in South East England
Brighton Waldorf School (1984) EY-12 (250) Full Member
Roedean Road, Kemp Town, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 5RA
Tel: 01273 386300 Fax: 01273 386313
New School Canterbury (2019) EY – 5 (40) Provisionally Registered
Garlinge Green Road, Garlinge Green, Canterbury CT4 5RU
Tel: 01227 730067
The St. Michael Steiner School (2001) EY-12 (140) Full Member
DFE: 212/6404 Hanworth Park, Park Road, London TW13 6PN
Tel: 0208 8931299
London Steiner School – formerly Waldorf School of South West London (1983) EY-8 (85) Full Member
9 Weir Road, Balham, London SW12 0LT
Tel: 020 87723504
Alder Bridge School (1989) EY-7 (65) Full Member
Bridge House, Mill Lane, Padworth, Reading, Berks. RG7 4JU
Tel: 0118 971 4471 Fax: 07092042631
List of Schools in South West England
Bristol Steiner School (1973) EY-5 (70) Full Member
Redland Hill House, Redland Hill, Bristol BS6 6UX Tel: 0117 933 9990 Fax: 0117 933 9999
List of Schools in Central England
List of Schools in Northern England
Moorland Waldorf School EY-2 (15)
Danby, Whitby N Yoks YO21 2NJ
Tel: 01287 661206
List of Schools in East Anglia
List of Schools in Scotland
List of Schools in Wales
Cardiff Steiner School (2012) EY-10 (110) *
Estyn Registration number 68106096
Hawthorn Road West, Llandaff North, Cardiff, CF14 2FL
Tel: 029 20567986
List of Schools in Northern Ireland
List of Schools in the Republic of Ireland
Independent Early Years Centres
Laurel Farm Kindergarten
EY 410554 17
Carlingcott, Peasedown St John, Bath BA2 8AN
The Children’s Garden
Grove Gardens Chapel, Lower Grove Road, Richmond Surrey TW10 6HP Enquiries: 98 Bathhurst Gardens, NW10 5HY
Tel: 020 89482959
North London Rudolf Steiner School – an Early Years Centre
1-3 The Campsbourne off Hornsey High Street London N8 7PN Tel/Fax: 020 83413770
St. Albans Steiner Kindergarten
EY546169 Fleetville Community Centre, Royal Road, St Albans, AL1 4LQ
Tel: 01707 275337
Sunlands Kindergarten Gannicox House, 57 Cainscross Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 4EX
Tel: 01453 753350
Puddleduck Kindergarten 15 Drudgeon Road, Drudgeon, Omagh, Co. Tyrone BT78 1TJ
Tel: 028 82256101 email@example.com
Provisionally Registered Early Years Centres
(in the process of accreditation)
Childminders – Self-registered, non-accredited Childminders working with Steiner Waldorf principles and practice
(Registration with Ofsted is the base requirement)
Tel 01275 394628
Ofsted registration EY536659
Ofsted registration: RA000145
Tel: 07825 168742
Tel: 07963 346070
Ofsted registration: EY536640
Stephanie Gill (Hackney)
Tel: 07796 147497
Ofsted registration: EY330573
Tel: 01263 478922
Ofsted registration: EY543005
Tel: 01384 357529
Ofsted registration: EY466577
Parent and Child Groups – Self-registered, non-accredited working with Steiner Waldorf principles and practice
(Non-accredited by SWSF)
Active English Learning
3 Church Cross Cottages, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0EZ
Ard Aoibhinn Community Initiatives (the Alfa Project)
Alfaralahine Building, Main Street, Scariff, Co Clare, Ireland
Barkantine Community Nursery
105a Mellish Street, London E14 8PR
Brantwood Specialist School
(Non-accredited by SWSF) Initiatives registered with SWSF seeking to found schools or Early Years Centres with the support of the schools network.
The Hagg, Lintzford Road, Hamsterley Mill NE39 1ND
Postal address: Rose Cottage Hindley NE43 7SA
3 Bramble Gardens, London W12 0TF
Special Educational Needs institutions
(Non-accredited by SWSF)
SWSF schools should be distinguished from the homes, schools and communities for children and young people in the Steiner Education Special Schools sector. These apply an adapted Waldorf curriculum.
About the Directory
All SWSF listed member schools are registered charities regulated by the Charity Commission or relevant body and are also registered with the requisite agencies of government and receive inspection from their national education inspectorates. Different arrangements, however, apply to schools in the Republic of Ireland. In addition to complying with national regulations, member institutions receive advisory support and accreditation through the Fellowship. The SWSF operates an accreditation process for developing Schools and Early Childhood settings in order to support them in becoming full member organisations. The SWSF directory includes:
- Full member schools.
- Schools and EY settings (denoted by asterisks) in the process of becoming full members. They undergo regular accreditation visits from experienced colleagues.
- Interest groups, consisting of groups working to establish Steiner education activities, or using them for home education. These are non-accredited.
- Affiliated schools or organisations with compatible aims and objectives in mutually supportive communication with SWSF. These are non-accredited.
Note: The SWSF holds the legal mark for ‘Steiner’ and ‘Waldorf’ and a school or EY setting cannot legally use either term in the name without the consent of the SWSF. Back to top
Key to Symbols
EY: Early Years up to age 6+ EY – 5: Early Years to Class 5 (age 10 – 11) EY – 13: Early Years to Class 13 (age 18 – 19) * Sponsored schools, in the process of becoming fully accredited ** Provisionally sponsored schools, beginning the process of becoming fully accredited Back to top