Welcome to

Steiner Academy Bristol


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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A big moment has arrived for our school: we are recruiting a Principal. The deadline for applications was in August and we are mid-way through the selection process. We’ve met some very inspiring people and we hope to be able to make an announcement very soon!

Site news

Sep 03, 2013

One of the hardest parts of the Free School process is to secure a good site. As soon as our application was accepted, we began to work with the Education Funding Agency, who have the job of buying a site and building a school for us.

Steiner schools have sometimes been criticised for not giving enough information about Anthroposophy, Rudolf Steiner's philosophical system.

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