In 1998 a group of parents started a Steiner-inspired toddler group in the front room of one of the parents houses. From this emerged a kindergarten, which formally opened a couple of mornings a week in January 2003 in St Augustines Church Hall in the north of the City.
Also in January 2003, a group of kindergarten parents set about the considerable task of developing a Steiner school for children from age 7 upwards. This group were instrumental in finding larger premises in Bowthorpe Road to the west of the city for the kindergarten in September 2004. This premises was also a church hall, but had more facilities and space. In September 2005, the lower school for pupils age 7 opened; the first class had just 3 pupils in it.
At that very first meeting of the ‘school founding committee’ in January 2003, a vision was voiced and subsequently upheld in all the years that followed. The vision that the School should provide a Steiner education for all of the compulsory school years. Until recently, it had been intended that the upper school which would offer GCSE examinations or equivalent. However, in recent months and with outstanding parental support, it has been decided, that the school will offering the Waldorf curriculum only and will continue to age 18/19.
For more information about the upper school, please click here.