Welcome from the School Leadership Team

Welcome to Cambridge Steiner School

Cambridge Steiner School is a vibrant and stimulating learning environment. It is a great privilege to be Education Manager, leading our wonderful staff.

Sarah Fox

My role is to offer strong and supportive leadership, working with our highly skilled teachers and support staff to ensure that we keep abreast of best practice in education by continually engaging with current pedagogical questions, with an outward-facing approach and collaboration with other schools. We are determined to drive school improvement and be able to demonstrate the progress our pupils make through our broad and creative curriculum, with our intrinsic focus on well-being and child development.

Cambridge Steiner School is a small non-selective, co-educational independent school and is part of the Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship.  We provide a dynamic and progressive education for children aged 2 to 16 years.  Situated on a single site, located on the outskirts of Cambridge in the delightful village of Fulbourn, we welcome children from all over Cambridgeshire and beyond.

At the Cambridge Steiner School, we strive to give children the gift of an education that will nourish the whole life of the child. To this end, the academic, social, moral, and spiritual growth of every child is held as a central objective of our education. Children’s capacities and personal abilities are helped to unfold by providing them with a rich and carefully planned curriculum that enhances their own natural developmental growth.

Our Early Years teachers strive to build a bridge between home and school. Children of this age learn through imitating the world around them. We aim therefore to provide an example worthy of imitation and to nurture the child’s imagination. The foundation skills in literacy and numeracy are laid through an environment rich in hands-on activity and play and where language and communication are enabled through a rich oral tradition.  The mixed age group also mirrors family life and encourages children to both to learn from, and guide one another.

In the Lower School, our interdisciplinary, theme-based and experiential approach to education promote observation and personal involvement. Learning is experienced, explored and savoured to create a life-long love of learning.  Teaching integrates art, creativity, movement and music with academic learning, taking account of each stage of child development and teaching children in an order and with methods that best suit their age. Children become confident, resilient, sociable and able young people equipped for the next steps in their educational journey.

In September 2023 we will launch our new Upper School, offering a broad, imaginative and academically rigorous education that fosters social, emotional and intellectual development, where each student is valued for their unique qualities. Pupils will complete 5 GCSEs in English Language, English Literature, Maths and Combined Science, and a Level 2 Integrated Education Diploma, a JCQ accredited qualification. 

Through our innovative outdoor education (Lower School)/ woodland programme (Early Years), children learn how to keep themselves and each other safe while developing a sense of a healthy risk-taking.  A natural environment surrounds them, both beautifully simple and endlessly rich - the perfect place for discovery, creativity, and imagination to flourish. The physical activities outdoors and connection with nature help develop self-confidence and wellbeing.  

Our school community encompasses families from diverse cultural, racial and socio-economic backgrounds. We offer a warm welcome to all, regardless of culture, creed, race, gender, sexuality or disability and promote an ethos of mutual respect and tolerance for all.

We warmly invite you to visit us to discover more about life at Cambridge Steiner School. Please contact reception at reception@cambridge-steiner-school.co.uk.