Steiner Academy Bristol offers 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. We currently have around 260 children of both primary and secondary school ages.
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 provide a perfect home for our school. The St. Matthias Campus is undergoing a major refurbishment, which will be completed in spring 2017. The school currently occupies the south and west wings of the site along with the theatre and dining hall, and our new sports hall is just coming into use. 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.
Dec 02, 2016
Come and join us in our annual Winter Celebration, tomorrow 11.30am - 3.30pm
Fascinating collection of articles collected from around the world by Steiner Waldorf School Fellowship. Comes out fortnightly. You can subscribe to get these in your own inbox. This edition: 4 yr olds not ready for school The decline of Play The case for delaying electronic media
Nov 22, 2016
Learn how to treat coughs, colds and fevers at home using herbs. Make and take home cough syrup and chest rub. Saturday 26th November 10am-1pm See poster for details.
Oct 16, 2013
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...
Sep 06, 2013
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*!
Sep 03, 2013
Here's an interesting article about education in Finland, which has a lot in common with the approach that the Steiner Academies are taking.