Ringwood Waldorf School is co-educational, fully comprehensive and takes pupils from 3 to eighteen. We welcome children of all abilities from all faiths and backgrounds. Our ethos is to provide an unhurried and creative learning environment where children can find joy in learning and experience the richness of childhood rather than early specialisation or academic hot housing.
The curriculum takes account of the whole child; academic, physical, emotional, and spiritual. Artistic activity and the development of the imagination is seen as integral to learning and works in harmony with the different phases of the child’s development. It aims to develop the Will, the feeling and the thinking that gives Steiner education the reputation for producing well-rounded and balanced human beings who are able to cope with the demands of a fast-changing and uncertain world.
Our school, founded in 1974, is one of 33 Steiner Waldorf schools throughout the UK and Ireland. Ringwood Waldorf School stands on the Hampshire-Dorset border, close to the River Avon and the beautiful New Forest.
We have Parent and Child groups (children from 6 months), Kindergartens (from 3 to 6 years), Lower and Middle School from (6 to 14 years) and Upper School (from 14 years).
Ringwood Waldorf School is a good school! According to Ofsted, who inspected the school at the beginning of April 2019, children at our school are well cared for, make good progress and are enthusiastic, attentive and motivated learners.
Read the full report
The school celebrated with a community dance and tea party in May, with all students, teachers and parents enjoying a cream tea and celebratory dance in the school courtyard!
The above link is Jenny's Drakes (Class 8 Teacher & Parent at RWS) interview link and it starts at about 1.05 hours in...
There's a snippet on the new when you click play at the beginning and then forward to 1.05.30 and hear the full interview...concise, clear and confident.
THANK YOU Jenny for speaking your truth so openly xx ~ Catriona Charlton