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Steiner Academy Bristol

Fascinating fortnightly bulletin from Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship here

Steiner Academy Bristol is a new school, opened in 2014 in Bristol. We offer an education that is creative, engaging and environmentally conscious. Our vision is for a school in which children can fully experience childhood; think independently, clearly and considerately; observe the world perceptively; and act with creativity, courage and self-determination.

Steiner Academy Bristol will be an all-through school, for children aged 4-16. When the school reaches full capacity it will have 624 pupils in two classes for each year.

The school is based on the St Matthias Campus in Fishponds. These beautiful Victorian buildings and grounds have been in educational use since they were built, and will provide a perfect home for our school. The St. Matthias Campus is undergoing major refurbishment and will be opening during the Autumn term 2016. We are currently open on a section of the site - the Mottistone Building and part of the South Wing. Full details are on our Location page.

We are part of a group of Steiner Academies, state-funded schools that build on the ideas of Steiner education with a commitment to diversity and accessibility. Our school will be accessible to all, regardless of background, income, ability, faith, gender or any other consideration.

The other Steiner Academies are in Exeter, Frome and Hereford. 

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Looking for a new bike? Want to pass your old one on? The APE Project are bringing their Childrens' Bike Exchange to Steiner Academy Bristol this coming Monday. Exchanging, Buying, Donating, Fixing. Get your children cycling safely.

http://thewayoftheparent.org/ The Way of the parent is offering seven sessions to parents and teachers inspired by the educational philosophy of Rudolf Steiner. Read on for the seven sessions...

What happened to children when they did without the internet for one day - Why sooner and faster in school is not necessarily better - Is knitting more important than homework? and much more thought provoking stuff gathered from many different sources by SWSF. Please enjoy and share.

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We've recently had lots of conversations with parents who are interested in our school, and one subject keeps coming up: what does it mean to have a state-funded Steiner school? Will we have to compromise on the values of Steiner education? Or alternatively, are we using tax-payers' money to provide a strange 'alternative' education? So here's a bit more detail on exactly what we are aiming to do in providing state-funded Steiner education...

Pupils at our sister school in Hereford are celebrating their GCSE results this year: 80% obtained five or more GCSEs including maths and English, but what is truly exceptional is that almost half their grades were A or A*!

Here's an interesting article about education in Finland, which has a lot in common with the approach that the Steiner Academies are taking.

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