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An award winning independent Steiner Waldorf education

Enabling children to learn for life, from life and throughout life.


Welcome to our school!

I am delighted to tell you about what makes us so special – and you are warmly encouraged to visit us to find out for yourself.

We offer an education that is extraordinary for all sorts of reasons. We teach an exceptionally rich curriculum that is always in step with the natural development of the child. We guide children along a pathway to a lifelong love of learning, with an enduring natural curiosity about the world. Our pupils come to school happily and go home happy. And when they finally leave us, it is as responsible, articulate young adults who are strong in their convictions, aware and accepting of others, and ready to contribute to society.

We don’t select or rank children by academic ability but rather we welcome young people who are alert, enthusiastic for knowledge, with open minds and who have a broad interest in the world. We guide them to become confident, creative thinkers and good problem solvers.

Our children thrive in an environment that actively celebrates everyone’s individual strengths and differences. We foster an atmosphere where every single pupil is enthused to find and follow their potential.

The curriculum is unusually broad-based and rigorous with a wide spectrum of subjects where children are consistently challenged. These subjects are embedded within the curriculum so that pupils cannot select or drop subjects too early in their school lives. In later years children typically take up to eight GCSEs from a wider range of subjects, and invariably move smoothly into their next chosen course of study – under the guidance of teachers who know them very well.

The school is going through an active stage of development. We are increasing our provision for the Early Years pupils (birth to 6) and building on the already excellent work in the Lower School (6 -14). The first year of the Upper School (age 15) will not be running for one year while we are engaged in extensive research and consultation. This is in order to create an Upper School which truly meets the needs of today’s young people with enough challenge, rigour and creativity to excite and motivate them and with good pathways to further education. The aim is to have this work completed in time for September 2017.

We are a small but growing school, with a strong commitment to keep our fees affordable for as many families as possible. This does mean we may not always be able to provide for children with special educational needs. However, we are always pleased to discuss all applicants’ own needs and circumstances.

I look forward to meeting you and your child.

Tessa Carias, Acting School Leader


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Kindergarten Open Morning

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Kindergarten Open Morning

Saturday 15th October 2016

10:30am - 12:30pm

Come and find out more about our unique approach to Early Years Education - Funding is NOW AVAILABLE.

For further information, email kindergarten@canterburysteiner.co.uk


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Peace One Day Concert

peace-one-day-sept-2016We are very excited to announce next week's event, A Concert for Peace, on Wednesday 21st September at 7pm in the school theatre.

This event is open to the public. Children aged 11 upwards welcome.

Live performances from local bands, Millie Watson and Crisis 3 followed by Headline Act Rudy Warman & The Heavy Weather.

We are raising money for Hugletts Wood Farm Animal Sanctuary. Donations Welcome on the Night.


Refreshments will be provided.

Please come along to show your support. It's going to be a great night! We look forward to seeing many of you there.

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BOing! International Family Festival

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We are very excited to be offering events at this wonderful family festival at the Gulbenkian at  the University of Kent in Canterbury on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August!

We will have a quiet area for young children and parents to relax and will be offering seasonal puppet plays.

BOing! has a mixture of FREE and paid for performances, workshops and films. Entry to bOing! is free for everyone, so bring a picnic blanket, your family and friends…and your imagination. Car parking is free across the whole University campus for bOing!

Further details will be announced soon…

Visit www.boingfestival.com or call 01227 769075 for more details.

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