There are many questions which people have about the school. Some of them are pretty serious, like what does it cost? Others are pretty wacky - like is everyone vegetarian? We thought that we'd have some fun with this section. It is also linked to the relevant section of the site for more inndepth information. Don't forget you can always contact the school for a chat with a real human being. Here we go!
A: Steiner schools belong to one of the oldest and most international school system in the world. It has received recognition for its effectiveness from a variety of educational and international bodies. The most recent report by Cambridge University which found that the Steiner system was a valid alternative to the over tested and over pressurised state educational system. Endorsements for Steiner education can be found here.
A: Most European countries begin formal education at six or seven. This has been shown to be more educationally sound and beneficial to the child's learning. The UK and Ireland among the few countries in the world to begin formal education at the age of four. The UK has one of the lowest school leaving literacy rates in Europe.
A: Currently £325 per month for the first child of the family. There are also material fees at £30 per term. There are a limited number of assisted places available.
Yes, up to 3.00 pm from Monday - Thursday. There is a separate charge for this service. For more information or to book a place, please contact the Administration.
A: No. We have a comprehensive intake of children of all abilities.
Less serious stuff
A: Children in kindergarten (ages 4 - 6) do not sit at desks as they are engaged in structured play. Formal education begins at Class One and desks are used throughout the school! However, throughout the day there are always opportunities to get out from behind those desks.
A: While there is no uniform, there is a dress code and students are expected to wear suitable clothing.
A: No. There is a structured weekly timetable and yearly syllabus.
A: No. But there is a healthy eating policy and lunch boxes should not to contain fizzy drinks, crisps, chocolate and other junk food.
A: No. Parents who select the school are reflective of the entire range of society.