Bristol Steiner School is a wonderful setting and one that is both a privilege and a pleasure to serve. Fundamental to the Steiner Waldorf philosophy is the belief in a child-centred, relational approach to learning and a commitment to promoting the development of the whole child. This is embraced and cherished throughout all aspects of life at school, through lived values rooted in the delivery of contextual learning, with true meaning and purpose. This is also characterised through collaborative partnerships, underpinned by a desire to remain true to Steiner Waldorf beliefs, whilst harnessing the best that other educational philosophies have to offer to enhance our practice.
At Bristol Steiner School, there is an authentic and tangible sense of community and culture that not only cultivates excellence, but creates a safe environment in which the children can be curious. Opportunities to explore are embedded throughout the curriculum and discretely encourage skills of independence, resilience and respect. Reciprocity is deliberately promoted between children, staff and the interactions that exist between each other. Our children are content, confident and thrive, as a result.
It is these guiding principles, which provide the time and space to allow each child to grow and develop an appreciation of themselves and a genuine love of learning, as they journey with us through the school. Our nurturing and warm setting, resonant of a village school environment, is what makes us truly unique, offering a diverse alternative in an urban setting that places connectedness, wellbeing and happiness at the heart of our ambitions.
Lorraine Swords - Head Teacher