Statement of Closure of the school


It is with a heavy heart that we must share with you the sad news that Calder Valley Steiner School will be closing its doors after 10 years of providing education in the Calder Valley. On July 19th 2019 all of the School’s activities at Cragg Vale will cease, including the plans for the Hubs, and will not be reopening in September 2019.
We had hoped that with a significant financial investment and renewed community energy we could start a new, sustainable model of education in September 2019. However, this has proved impossible.
The charity CVSE will continue to exist and endeavour to fulfil its charitable aims of providing Steiner Waldorf Education in the Calder Valley in the future, including the Parent and Child work based at Machpelah in Hebden Bridge.
We thank you all for your kindness, commitment and support over the past years.


Yours Sincerely,
The Calder Valley Steiner School Board of Trustees

Nestled in the magical green valley of Cragg Vale, near Hebden Bridge, Calder Valley Steiner School is proud to offer alternative education for children from birth to the age of 12, and beyond.



We offer a secure, caring and homely environment where learning and creativity get to co-exist. With no exams and our own independent curriculum, we’re able to dedicate time to the things that we believe childhood should be full of: play, imagination, creativity and outdoor adventure.

We’re passionate about supporting all children to grow into whole and happy young people, building a bridge between home and the world beyond.

Our school community encompasses families from diverse cultural, racial and socio-economic backgrounds. We offer a warm welcome to people of every culture, race, gender, sexuality and ability, and believe in mutual respect and tolerance for all.

As a small school, we have places available year-round in our classes for all ages at affordable rates.
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If you would like to visit the school please contact the office to make an appointment or  click here to see our next open day dates.