Independent Day School for Children

    aged 3-11 years in Bristol



    Bristol Steiner School accepts new applications throughout the year. Pupils can join the school at any point during the academic session. We are currently accepting new applications for children aged 3 to 11 years. We currently have spaces available at our Kindergarten and Main School. For more details on the Admissions process, please submit a query via Admissions - Bristol Steiner School



    Our school is a beacon for parents seeking a creative and educationally focused school, which offers a familiar and personal setting where childhood is valued and education is considered a journey and not a race.


    We are inspired to enable pupils to become free, resilient, creative human beings who lead lives of purpose and direction, who encourage independent thought and the pursuit of truth and are respectful of the rights of others.


    Ofsted Report 2019 - 'This is a good school'


    "Across the school, pupils’ outcomes in reading, writing and mathematics are good. From their different starting points, pupils make strong progress through the school’s curriculum. Consequently, pupils leave the school well prepared for the next stage of their education."

  • Vision Statement

    Bristol Steiner School will nurture academically successful, confident, happy, healthy, resilient and socially-conscious children who are equipped to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world. We will provide our pupils with the healthiest start in life by delivering a vibrant, uplifting, Waldorf education that integrates the virtues of academic achievement, emotional intelligence, wellbeing and individuality to benefit the whole-child. The school will be nationally recognised as a beacon at the forefront of balanced, whole-child education.

  • Child-Centered Curriculum

    At each stage of development, the curriculum is designed to engage the abilities of the growing child:


    Ofsted Report, 2019


    "Teachers, and other staff, know their pupils well. They have a clear understanding of what pupils understand and can do. They use this information to plan logical sequences of learning which further develop pupils’ knowledge and skills."

  • 'Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire'.










    by William Butler Yeats

  • Parents View

    To prepare our young children for a changing global future, we need to nurture their emotional intelligence, creativity, practical skills and self-confidence.


    Our parents are passionate people who, like all parents, have made specific choices about their children's education. Here is some of their feedback:

  • Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

    Chef, Journalist & Food Writer

    "We were looking for a school that would guide our daughter to develop a confident, caring and creative approach to learning, rather than push her to fit a narrow ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach. During her time at Bristol Steiner School she became a thriving member of the school community. She appreciated, as we did, their commitment to learning through experience, to the importance of making and doing as well as reading and counting, to fostering a respect for nature, and for the breadth of human experience throughout the world"

    Juliana Hounsfield

    Owners, The Family Practice Health Centre

    "We whole-heartedly recommend the Bristol Steiner School. By focusing on each child and nurturing their unique strengths and interests, the school has provided them with the best start in life. The challenges of starting and running your own business requires creativity, adaptability and personality, alongside a strong sense of purpose and passion for your life’s work. This school provides the perfect conditions for those key characteristics to develop."

    Rajkumar Paulraj

    Principal Group Engineering Manager, Microsoft

    "Part of my reason for choosing Bristol Steiner School is the way it fosters in children a love of learning and self motivation to learn. I work in a high-tech environment where prior learning and academic study are very important. In that context, I find the difference between ‘good’ and ‘great’ goes beyond what we know: the future is about being creative in the use of our intellect and having a deeper sense of who we are as well rounded and creative individuals."

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