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 eighteen, 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 ten children and the school has just completed the building of an Upper School Science Lab. Ringwood Waldorf School is one of the only purpose built Waldorf Steiner schools in the UK.

We have ten classrooms, three kindergartens, Parent & Child room, a spacious hall and dedicated rooms for special activities such as Art, Music, Handwork, Science, Woodwork and Eurythmy.

  • Parent and Child groups welcome children from 6 months and their parents
  • Kindergartens from 3 to 6 years
  • Lower School from 6 to 14 years
  • Upper School from 14 to 18 years.

Recognising that children feel most secure when parents and teachers work together, we encourage parents to come into the school and to take a real interest in the education. It is our wish to build a strong community within the school.