Alder Bridge School is a warm and vibrant community with many opportunities to get involved, both in the education of our children and in community life.
Alder Bridge was established in 1987 and is a full member of the Steiner-Waldorf School Fellowship and follows the code of practice developed by that body. We form part of an international movement with over 1,000 schools worldwide, SWS's form the largest group of independent, non-denominational schools in the world.
Over 100 years of Steiner-Waldorf education has taught us that learning occurs most efficiently within a community. Parents and friends of the school have ample opportunity to be involved within the school and to bring together their talents.
Seasonal festivals play a big part in our shared experience, as do regular workdays, fundraising and outreach events. Everyone plays their part, contributing skills, time and enthusiasm taking part in our woodland activities, building projects, craft making, and caring for our school. It is in these special moments of actively working together, children can deeply experience what can be achieved when people come together in a shared sense of purpose.
Children learn through the actions of others and it is through being in an environment of individuals working together that inspires a new kind of social thinking a ‘Social Art’ that benefits everyone involved, promoting an inclusive culture of listening, connecting and belonging.
Our vision for our community is that all children and adults can grow in an educative atmosphere.
It is in the alliance between parents and the school that allows us to fully implement a pedagogy that at the centre is the child.
Being part of a community is the greatest gift.
St Johns Day Festival