Ringwood Waldorf School stands on the borders of Dorset and Hampshire, close to the River Avon. To the east lie the ancient port of Southampton and the beautiful New Forest: to the north the plains of Salisbury and to the south Bournemouth and the sea. From this area, and beyond, children aged between three and sixteen, come to learn and grow together.
The School was founded in a row of labourers' cottages - "Folly Farm" - in 1974 and opened with six pupils. There are now over two hundred and forty children and the school has just completed the building of a purpose-designed complex, one of the only new-build Waldorf Steiner schools in the UK. We have ten classrooms, four kindergartens, a spacious hall and dedicated rooms for special activities such as Art, Music, Handwork, Science, Woodwork and Eurythmy.
how Steiner Schools nurture spiritual development in keeping with the cultural setting of the school and without being tied to a particular faith;
the emphasis on “doing” to complement academic learning;
how the absence of testing in the younger years nurtures enthusiasm for learning;
the importance of quietness and contemplation as part of the school day.
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To see for yourself what Ringwood Waldorf School has to offer, please book on to an Introductory Morning where you will see our classes and teachers in action. There is also a meet and greet where all your questions will be answered. If you wish to contact us, please do so using one of the methods below. We look forward to hearing from you.