Take a look at Steiner School

August 24 2017

Bristol Steiner School is opening its doors in September 2017 as a newly rejuvenated Kindergarten and Primary School.

Bristol Steiner School is opening its doors in September 2017 as a newly rejuvenated Kindergarten and Primary School. 

School trustee Daniel Black said: “We are focusing on the school’s exceptional strengths in nurturing children from three to 11 years old. We feel that the wonderful education and environment that this school offers is unique in Bristol and highly desirable.

“The school already has a fantastic reputation as a highly supportive community with an ability to inspire creative thought and a love of learning. Alongside this, the school is committed to enabling children to work closely with the natural world and an informed and balanced application of technology.”

An Open Evening is being held on September 20 at the school’s site on Redland Hill, and will be an opportunity to meet interim headteacher, James Wetz. James was head of Cotham School, the first director of Human Scale Education, and is a passionate advocate for the small schools movement, an adviser to Government, a visiting researcher at University of Bristol as well as a trustee of Colston Hall.

Keen to demystify Steiner education, at a meeting in June James described the benefits of this system: “For mainstream schools it’s about hitting targets, getting from A to B. But what about personal development and personal care of the child? Steiner brings a sense of community to children where children can be known, and well known.”

Alongside a comprehensive review of the school’s governance, led by Mr Wetz, the school are refurbishing and upgrading of the 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.

Daniel Black added: “We very much look forward to seeing prospective parents and interested others at our open evening or hearing from them. 

“If any parents are interested, please get in touch with James directly at: jameswetz3@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you there or hearing from you soon so we can share our exciting plans for the future.”