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Steiner Academy Bristol

NEWS: We're open! And we're also open for applications for admission in September 2015...

Steiner Academy Bristol is a new school, opening in 2014 in Bristol. We will 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 will be based on the St Matthias Campus in Fishponds. These beautiful Victorian buildings and grounds have been in educational use since they were built, and would provide a perfect home for our school. We are now working with architects to prepare a planning application for a major refurbishment of the buildings, and we will be opening on a section of the site from September 2014. 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.

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Delayed opening

Aug 30, 2014

The opening of the school has had to be delayed until Monday 8th September. Unfortunately the site will not be safe for us to use until then as there have been a number of delays with the work being carried out on site.

Food glorious food!

Jun 10, 2014

We are looking for a supplier to provide our school meals for 2014/15. We're passionate about the importance of food in education, and if you share that passion and would like to get involved then we would love to hear from you...

Teachers wanted!

Dec 21, 2013

We are now recruiting for our first class teachers and kindergarten teachers. These roles are crucial to the success of our school and we will be providing an excellent package of training, support, pay and pensions.

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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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