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 aware of efforts by Aberdeen Waldorf School to enable wide & inclusive access to the Steiner Waldorf education. This has impacted on the school’s budget over the years & a recent critical inspection may have, in part, been a consequence of this. As contributors to a world-wide, collaboration of Steiner Waldorf educators, with approximately two thousand settings across the continents, it is a matter of sadness to lose a member school in this way. Our sympathies go to the colleagues, children & parents who will be losing a school that has provided a distinctive curriculum, opportunity for creative learning & a sense of community since it was first established in 1978.