Waldorf is a holistic education with a creative, developmentally appropriate and academically rigorous approach. It aims to develop a child's emotional, spiritual, physical and academic potential equally. We call this 'Head, Heart and Hands' and through this approach we help children to be happy at school and develop the life skills they will need to thrive.
Schools are inclusive and non-selective. An interdisciplinary curriculum interweaves artistic and physical activities with academic learning. Teaching takes into account the distinct stages of child development so that when, how and what children are taught engages with the way they naturally learn. Formal learning starts at age six allowing time for the youngest children to develop through play, imitation and exploration which fosters a sense of wellbeing and emotional resilience. The learning environment is one of warmth, empathy and appreciation which builds confidence without the need for high-stakes testing. In the upper school, a focus on questioning, discussion and research enables Waldorf students to leave school not just with good qualifications but equipped to be creative, curious, collaborative thinkers, strong communicators and imaginative innovators. Waldorf education prepares them for life in the widest sense.Read more about Waldorf education
09 Nov 2023
Waldorf UK is part of a wider network of educationalists at the cutting edge of new educational thinking.
16 Oct 2023
In honour of our colleagues at reGeneration whose initiatives bring Arab and Jewish communities together, we share this film about their work and pray for their safety.
25 Sep 2023
Congratulations to the Steiner Academy Hereford judged by Ofsted to be "outstanding" in Early Years, Personal Development and Behaviour and Attitudes and a high “good” for Quality of Education.