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Situated amongst 10 acres of grounds on the site of a 13th century royal palace – which makes it sound grander than it actually is. As a visitor you feel a bit like you’ve been transported back to a time before polished, hothoused children existed and whiteboards, fleets of iPads and Astroturfs were par for the course. Don’t expect Biff, Chip et al to make an appearance until your child is at least 7, when Steiner pupils are first introduced to phonic sounds. Until this point they are in mixed age groups in a house on the school campus, enjoying the freedom to explore ‘earthly pursuits’ like…

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The Rudolf Steiner School provides a comprehensive and well-rounded inter-disciplinary Steiner Waldorf education – Pre-school to A levels – that is permeated with sciences, arts, music and foreign languages. Our pupils develop creative, flexible, independent thinking, thereby preparing themselves for university and successful careers.
Our pupils achieve GCSE and A level exam results well above the national average and often go on to study at some of the country's leading universities. ...Read more

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College of teachers

Like Steiner schools the world over, does not have a head but a non-hierarchical College of Teachers which spins off to form mandate groups dealing with different areas of running the school. First point of contact doesn’t give the slickest of first impressions when compared to other independents. Absence of figurehead permeates culture, giving school an ergonomic, somewhat free-wheeling vibe and there’s certainly no risk of being blindsided by flashy marketing.

Academic matters

One of just three Steiner schools in the UK that carry pupils through – in one class per year group of around 30 – from the age of 3 to 19, culminating in GCSEs and A levels. These are taken a year later than in conventional schools in line with the Steiner philosophy of ‘not too soon, not too late,’ underscoring...

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Special Education Needs

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Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
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

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