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Steiner Academy Bristol offers an education that is creative, engaging and environmentally conscious. Our vision is for a school in which children can fully experience childhood; think independently, clearly and considerately; observe the world perceptively; and act with creativity, courage and self-determination.

Steiner Academy Bristol will be an all-through school, for children aged 4-16. When the school reaches full capacity it will have 624 pupils in two classes for each year. We currently have around 260 children of both primary and secondary school ages.

The school is based on the St Matthias Campus in Fishponds. These beautiful Victorian buildings and grounds have been in educational use since they were built, and provide a perfect home for our school. The St. Matthias Campus is undergoing a major refurbishment, which will be completed in spring 2017. The school currently occupies the south and west wings of the site along with the theatre and dining hall, and our new sports hall is just coming into use. Full details are on our Location page.

We are part of a group of Steiner Academies, state-funded schools that build on the ideas of Steiner education with a commitment to diversity and accessibility. Our school will be accessible to all, regardless of background, income, ability, faith, gender or any other consideration.

The other Steiner Academies are in Exeter, Frome and Hereford. 

 
 
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Governors wanted!

Dec 12, 2014

We are looking for people with expertise and experience in education, to join our governing body and help to realise the vision that we all share for a different kind of school.


Planning success!

Nov 12, 2014

We're extremely pleased to announce that Bristol City Council has voted to approve our planning application to refurbish the listed buildings at the St Matthias Campus and build a new sports hall! On Wednesday 12th November the Development Control Committee voted unanimously in approval of the joint application that we submitted in partnership with Barratt Homes for the full St Matthias site.


We are recruiting!

Oct 09, 2014

We are looking for two experienced subject teachers, an Admissions Secretary and a PA to the Principal. These are all part time roles to start as soon as possible...


We've recently had lots of conversations with parents who are interested in our school, and one subject keeps coming up: what does it mean to have a state-funded Steiner school? Will we have to compromise on the values of Steiner education? Or alternatively, are we using tax-payers' money to provide a strange 'alternative' education? So here's a bit more detail on exactly what we are aiming to do in providing state-funded Steiner education...


Pupils at our sister school in Hereford are celebrating their GCSE results this year: 80% obtained five or more GCSEs including maths and English, but what is truly exceptional is that almost half their grades were A or A*!


Here's an interesting article about education in Finland, which has a lot in common with the approach that the Steiner Academies are taking.


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