The School

The Calder Valley Steiner School opened in Sept 2011, each subsequent September has seen a further class added, the education currently goes up to age 12 years.

The school is based at St Johns in Cragg Vale and the classes run 5 days a week, 38 weeks a year.

The school follows the European model where formal education starts at around age 6. By giving equal importance to the child’s social and emotional life as well as their intellectual abilities, the education develops the whole child. All subjects are taught in an artistic and creative way.

The school follows a Steiner curriculum and currently offers the subjects of; Handwork, Music, Games, Spanish, Science, Woodwork, Gardening, Drama and Art. The Class Teacher will find a balance between the different strands weaving each subject into the others while following the seasonal flow of the year.

The Teacher remains with the class throughout the School, forming a strong bond of trust, love and respect.

The school has recently achieved a Bronze Award on the Woodland Trust’s Green Tree Schools Award.

Monday – Friday

St Johns site – 8.45am – 3.00pm

If you would like to arrange a visit, please contact us or attend one of our frequent open days. For further information please see our admissions page.

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