Waldorf Steiner Education in North Hampshire

There are no Steiner education schools in Basingstoke. The nearest schools are listed below:

RINGWOOD Ringwood Waldorf School (1974) EC to 10 (270) Folly Farm lane, Ashley, Ringwood, Hampshire BH24 2NN DfE: 835/6022 Tel 01425 472664 mail@ringwoodwaldorfschool.org.uk http://www.ringwoodwaldorfschool.org.uk/

Interest Groups (non-accredited by SWSF) HAMPSHIRE Wildflowers Kindergarten, Kilmeston Village Hall, Alresford Hants SO24 ONR Enquiries: Brockwood Park School, Bramdean, Hants SO24 0LQ Tel 01962 771458 helena@wildflowers-kindergartens.co.uk http://www.wildflowers-kindergartens.co.uk/

What is Steiner education?

Steiner education…

  • Works for all children irrespective of academic ability, class, ethnicity or religion;
  • Takes account of the needs of the whole child – academic, physical, emotional and spiritual;
  • Is based on an understanding of the relevance of the different phases of child development;
  • Develops a love of learning and an enthusiasm for school;
  • Sees artistic activity and the development of the imagination as integral to learning;
  • Is tried and tested and is part of state funded, mainstream provision in most European countries;
  • Is respected worldwide for its ability to produce very able young people who have a strong sense of self and diverse capacities that enable them to become socially and economically responsible citizens.

Who was Rudolf Steiner?

Rudolf Steiner (1861 – 1925) was an innovative academic born in Austria whose ideas founded the basis of Anthroposophy. He applied his ideas to education as well as agriculture, medicine, architecture and social reform. The Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship acknowledges Rudolf Steiner as the founding inspiration of modern day Steiner schools, but does not promote Anthroposophy or endorse every aspect of it.

Further Reading

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waldorf_education http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/mortarboard/2008/nov/12/home-schooling-steiner

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