Bristol Steiner School A GSG School
- Bristol Steiner School
Redland Hill House
- Head: College of Teachers
- T 01179 339990
- F 01179 339999
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.bristolsteinerschool.org
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 3 to 16
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Bristol
- Pupils: 215
- Religion: Not Applicable
- Fees: £7,2075 - £7,512 pa
- Open days: Visits are arranged by appointment
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Bristol Steiner typically places creativity and emotional security ahead of early intellectual achievement. Academic results not seen as 'be all and end all' by parents; staff seek to instil genuine thirst for knowledge and feel that too many children are 'damaged' in assessment-driven mainstream schools. Steiner viewed childhood as integrating the developing personality...
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What The Good Schools Guide says
College of teachers
As in other Steiner schools, a 'college of teachers' replaces the headteacher. The school's management group comprises trustees and staff representatives.
Teaching here is very different from most schools, a fact acknowledged even by the inspectorate, which produces a different kind of report with separate criteria for Steiner schools. Though not aimed at exam qualifications children can and do take GCSE, normally in English, maths, history and science, with French, art, German and additional science also available. Groups are vey small – anything between six and 14, with smaller groups for some exam subjects, which are mostly taught by specialists. Day to day teaching, however, consists of a two hour main lesson which is topic-based with topics lasting about three weeks and ranging from ancient history and study of art to organic...
Special Education Needs
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class||Y|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|