How do we make choices about our child’s education? It’s a decision that affects not just their college or careers, but what their lives will look, feel and taste like for the next 10, 20, 60 years?
At Cardiff Steiner School we think the answer lies in much more than just exams and grades. We need to equip children and young people with the tools they need to navigate our rapidly changing world…
A sense of responsibility, critical-thinking skills, compassion, courage, confidence, curiosity, self esteem, happiness, motivation, direction, independence, a love of learning, a sense of adventure and a belief in their own dreams and goals…
Cardiff Steiner School’s new Upper School, offers an exciting and ground breaking, exam-free alternative for 15 to 18 year olds. In Classes 10 to 12 we offer the Certificate of Steiner Education (NZCSE)– the first trans-national, secondary school qualification to be fully based on the Steiner curriculum. It is a valid, alternative secondary school qualification that allows students to progress to further/higher education. It is currently being offered in four of the eight UK Steiner Schools that go up to Class 12. With Greenwich Steiner School planning to open its Upper School in 2020 with the NZCSE, it will be the most widely offered qualification in UK Steiner Schools that offer a full Kindergarten to Class 12 Steiner Waldorf education.
When children are allowed to apply their natural creativity and curiosity, they love learning. The NZCSE allows for a broader range of learning styles, whilst losing nothing in academic rigour and the standard/quality of education. If you’re looking for a broader, richer, more relevant education, then the Certificate of Steiner Education (NZCSE) and Cardiff Steiner School may suit your child.
100% Fees Bursary
Our School Fees are some of the lowest in UK Steiner Schools, and start from £6,024 per year (£502 a month) in Class 1, up to £6,780 (£565 a month) in Class 11. There is a slightly higher rate for those on a combined family income of £45,000 and above per year (see our full fees information). In addition to this we offer a Bursary Scheme where families on low incomes, or in financial difficulty, can apply for a further reduction in their fees.
As a special way to celebrate 100 years of Steiner Education in 2019 we are offeringtwo100%* bursaries in our current Class 11(Year 12)for new students who have completed a Steiner Waldorf education prior to this.
There is no specific income level in order to apply for a Bursary, and all applications are considered on an individual basis. Awards are made to students whose families qualify for assistance on the basis of financial need. In order to fairly determine a family’s financial need, we consider total income, expenses and outgoings, assets, number of dependents etc. based on a modest standard of living.
You are required to complete a Bursary Application Form. Before you apply for a Bursary you will need to have completed the School’s Admission Process and be in receipt of an Offer of a place.
The 100% Bursary for new Class 11 (Year 12) students requires students to have completed a Steiner Waldorf education prior to this and to have demonstrated effective work habits. This is because students will be entering Level 2 of the Certificate of Steiner Education (NZCSE) which requires either successful completion of Level 1 or recognition of prior learning and suitability for Level 2 .
*The 100% Bursary is on core School fees. It does not cover termly materials fees (£95 per term), the NZCSE entry fee (£125 per year), trips (approx £300 per year), optional individual instrument lessons or optional wraparound care.
Cardiff Steiner School is a dynamic and growing, independent Steiner School in Cardiff, Wales’ capital city. You’ll join us on an exciting stage of our journey. Founded in 1997, we opened our first classes in 2012, built upon the firm foundations of 15 years as a successful Kindergarten. From strong roots we’ve quickly grown, and opened our Upper School in September 2017, under the leadership of experienced Steiner Upper School Teacher, Ian Powell.
Our Upper School offers the full Steiner Waldorf curriculum to 18/19 years of age. Our distinctive, international programme integrates arts and academics into a broad, diverse and rich education including Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Music, Geography, Ecology, History, History of Art, Biology, Spanish, Drama, Literature, Bothmer/Movement, Philosophy and Arts & Crafts.
Our internationally diverse teaching team includes teachers in Bothmer, Music, Spanish, Handwork, Woodwork and Games as well as a team of specialist Middle and Upper School Waldorf Teachers.
Cardiff, Wales’ capital city, is situated on the beautiful coastline of South Wales, and within easy reach of most places in the UK (we’re just two hours from London by rail or road). The School is located two minutes from Llandaff inner city train station. With the Severn Crossing bridge now toll free, commuting between Cardiff and south west England is increasingly commonplace. Residents enjoy all the benefits of a cosmopolitan capital city combined with a small-town friendliness, and a cost of living significantly lower than other parts of the UK – and we’re surrounded by some of the most stunning countryside, coastline and beaches in the UK. Read more about Cardiff in our Welcome to Cardiff Guide.
Our Admissions Team have property expertise and can help you find and secure suitable accommodation to rent or buy. The average price range of renting a 3 bedroom house is £850-£995 and there is a lively rental market with options from city, suburban, rural and semi-rural properties all within a 40 minute drive time of the School.
Take the next step…
If you’re ready to learn more, and want to find out whether Cardiff Steiner School is right for your child, then we’d love you to come and Visit Us.
If you would like to arrange a visit, or have any other questions at all, please just get in touch by speaking to Nicola Robinson in our Admissions Team on 029 2056 7986 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or see more about our Admission Process.