Elmfield Steiner School provides a nurturing, child-friendly environment that slowly builds up to GCSEs with pupils achieving excellent results and usually going onto sixth form college and university.
A spokesman for the school said: “The phrase ‘I’ve got my child back’ is one we often hear from parents after their child joins Elmfield from another school.
“And it’s usually uttered with a big smile and a clear sense of relief.
While our small, friendly school in Stourbridge doesn’t actually perform miracles, that’s how it can feel to some parents after they see their child suddenly blossoming again after having struggled in the mainstream.
“We follow the internationally recognised Steiner curriculum which recognises that there is much more to education than just GCSEs.
Our focus is on educating the “head, heart and hands” and this gives our pupils breathing space from the relentless pace of most mainstream education.
The children have time in their day to study academic subjects in depth but also to do handwork, crafts, music, dance, games, gym, cookery and woodwork, depending on their age.
Our aim is to foster a love of learning in each child and help them achieve their full potential.
Our staff genuinely care about every pupil and believe that each one has something to offer.
“We don’t “hot-house” or put excessive pressure on pupils but we do support them to do their best and achieve the best grades they can.
This will be different for each pupil depending on their ability and how hard they work but, whatever results they achieve, we encourage them to leave school with a real sense of their strengths and a self-belief that they can take into adult life.”
“Our highest endeavour must be to develop free human beings able to impart purpose and direction to their lives.
The need for imagination, a sense of truth and a feeling of responsibility – these three forces are the very nerve of Education”, Rudolf Steiner.
If you’d like to know more visit www.elmfield.com or join the next open evening on Tuesday, October 3.
Elmfield Steiner School
14 Love Lane
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