If you’re considering alternative education for your children, why not come along to our Classroom Tour on 15th March, and see our holistic and nurturing approach for your self. Contact us to book your place.
The Bristol Steiner School is a beacon for parents seeking a human scale school where childhood is valued and in which a lifelong love of learning may grow. Creating an environment in which our community can thrive is extremely important to us and we are proud to announce that in September 2017 we opened our doors with a newly revitalised Kindergarten and Primary School.
Alongside a comprehensive review of the school’s governance we are refurbishing and upgrading of our wonderful Grade II Listed manor house with its spectacular and inspiring garden and views over the city at the top of Whiteladies Road on the Downs. We welcome parents of children from age 0-11 to come meet us and see the Bristol Steiner School during our open evening and tours.
The school provides pupils with Steiner education through a transparent and well-structured learning programme that is challenging but not dominated by the need for academic achievement and the stress of targets and tests. Pupils are part of a community in which they are both known and well-known and can thrive and develop the self-confidence and independence vital for success in today’s world. By the end of Class 5 (Year 6) they are well prepared and ready for a successful transition to secondary school.
The central feature of a Steiner education is that it recognises the broader needs of the whole child – academic, physical, emotional and spiritual – and is based on an understanding of the different phases of a child’s development.
The Bristol Steiner School is breaking new ground in providing pupils with a Steiner education that is true to Steiner principles but is updated and relevant to a modern context. In this the school benefits from a modern management structure and experienced leadership team.
Choosing the right school for your child is perhaps the most important decision you will make. A Steiner Education creates a love of learning, sees artistic activity and the development of the imagination as integral to learning, and is respected worldwide for its ability to produce capable young people with a strong sense of self and diverse capacities that enable them to become socially responsible citizens.
We are delighted to share the news that we have appointed Ruth Glover to the new post of Head Teacher.
Despite strong competition, there was clear recognition that Ruth had the many varied skills, experiences and characteristics required for the role, including her passion as an educationalist and clear interest in Steiner teaching. Ruth will join the school early next year and comes to Bristol Steiner School after serving as Early Years and Childcare Service Lead in North Somerset. She has a BA degree with First Class Honours in Initial Teacher Education (Primary) from University of the West of England and has Qualified Teacher Status. She has been nationally assessed as an Advanced Skills Teacher by the Department for Education. She also has the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH).
A key role for Ruth as she takes up post is to take the school to ‘Outstanding’, making the Bristol Steiner School a centre of excellence and developing the school as Research and Development Centre for Steiner Education, nationally. We welcome Ruth’s experience and passion into our community and know she will make it an even stronger one.
We’re fortunate to offer our students unlimited access to our sister urban farm and wellbeing retreat, Cherry Orchards. Last year, Class 2 visited the farm for Candlemas, and learned about food growing, building bonfires and making candles that the community lit in the evening to celebrate this day. bristolsteinerschool.org/for-parents/festivals/... See MoreSee Less
It’s always great to hear success stories from our alumni and their families. Dominique Sakoilsky’s 3 children all attended Bristol Steiner School. She said: “I am full of gratitude for the role the Bristol Steiner School had in my children’s upbringing.” bristolsteinerschool.org/about-us/testimonials/... See MoreSee Less
James Wetz, “visionary educationalist”, outgoing Head and our newest Governor. After helping the school to restructure and transition to the single site, James has now agreed to join the project long-term and become a Trustee.
Our next Classroom Tour takes place on 15th March. If you’re thinking of a balanced, nurturing education for your children, away from the rigidity of mainstream testing and league tables, why not book a place and see how Steiner educated children thrive bristolsteinerschool.org/contact/... See MoreSee Less
Come and see our newly refurbished 1750s Grade II listed mansion house at Bristol Steiner School in Redland! The building work is now complete and has provided new kindergarten rooms, parent and child room, staff rooms, and washing facilities, refurbished entrance ways and front façade, as well as providing the usual TLC an old building needs.
With its spectacular views over the city, The Clifton Downs on the school’s doorstep, and growing partnerships with urban farms, forest schools, and sports facilities in the area, BSS is a hidden gem with so much to offer. bristolsteinerschool.org/contact/... See MoreSee Less
At Bristol Steiner School we believe that: * Education is a journey, not a race. * Play is the serious work of early childhood. * Learning takes place with hands, heart and head. * By protecting the right to childhood we are creating abilities for life.