Elmfield Steiner is the small, friendly, Steiner school for children aged three to GCSE, offering a proven alternative to the mainstream.
A spokesman for the school said: “We follow the internationally established Steiner Waldorf curriculum, which responds to the changing needs of the developing child, continually nourishing their social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth.
“All the evidence suggests that children are growing up faster these days and facing ever-increasing pressure.
At Elmfield we’re trying to counter this.
Childhood is not a race and we don’t think it should be rushed.
“Age-appropriate learning is at the heart of everything we do, allowing children to be children and yet still leave school with a quality education.
Our GCSE results are often amongst the best in the area but we don’t do SATs and we don’t believe in ‘hot-housing’ pupils to achieve exam success.
Instead we take a different approach that lays solid foundations and gradually builds up the work-load of our pupils appropriate to their age.
Elmfield is a school where children can blossom and be confident.
Weekly lessons in arts, crafts and music are mixed into our wide range of academic subjects – essential areas that add a richness to children’s lives and teach them new skills, patience and focus.
“Pupils can join Elmfield from other schools at all ages and we pride ourselves on changing their experience of what school can be like.
The phrase we most often hear from new parents is ‘I’ve got my child back’.
These words are usually spoken with a mix of wonder and relief.”
If you’d like to know more about the school visit www.elmfield.com to arrange a private tour or join the open evening for pupils currently in Year 6 and above on Tuesday, November 6.