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An award winning independent Steiner Waldorf education

broadening horizons and opening minds

Welcome to our school.

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

We offer an education that’s extraordinary for all sorts of reasons. We teach an exceptionally rich curriculum that’s 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’s 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 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 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.

We are a small 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.

Ewout Van-Manen, School Leader



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Canterbury Wins National Good Schools Guide Award

Good School Guidec Logo Canterbury Steiner  School recognised for excellence in annual awards


 We have won a 2015 Good Schools Guide Award for Boys taking Art & Design (3D Studies) at GCSE.

Posted on 13-10-2015

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The Chronicle 25th September 2015

Chronicle 25.9.15The new look Chronicle is now available. This will no longer be weekly but monthly - other urgent news will be notified by email and on the website.

Posted on 28-9-2015

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GCSE Results

GCSE Results folderThe hard work of pupils and teachers really paid off with a set of very good GCSE results this year.

86% of Canterbury Steiner pupils achieved an A* - C grade, this was 19% better than the average of all schools and 1% above schools that are broadly similar to Canterbury Steiner School.

Posted on 15-9-2015

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