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Agreement has been reached between the Department for Education and the owners of Thomas Hall, formerly a university hall of residence, on Cowley Bridge Road.
The hall and grounds will make a perfect location for the all-through (4-16) school, which will eventually house over 600 pupils.
The refurbishment of the main hall plus additional accommodation will be completed in time for the school’s relocation in September 2015.
We are delighted to have this opportunity to breathe new life into this beautiful building and site. It will be a wonderful environment for children, with tremendous scope for us to develop those aspects of our curriculum that really come alive in the great outdoors. Experiential and practical education are an essential part of who we are. Gardening, green-wood turning, meteorology, food science and surveying are just some of the subjects that will thrive at Thomas Hall.
The school intends to return the hall’s extensive walled garden to its former glory and will be able to pursue a garden-to-table approach, endeavouring to feed pupils and staff from its own produce.
Thomas Hall, previously known as Great Duryard, was most recently a university hall of residence but has stood empty for some years. In the late1940′s an arboretum was planted in the grounds.
Prior to moving to Thomas Hall the Steiner Academy is seeking to use a temporary location in Exwick, on the site of the former Foxhayes infants school. It will open in September with 130 pupils in Reception, years 1,2,3 and 7.
Our vision is to provide diversity and educational choice to the people of Exeter by opening an all-through Steiner school, educating children from age 4 to 16 (624 pupils in total) within class sizes of between 17 & 26.
The school will be accessible to all, regardless of background, income, ability, faith, gender or any other consideration. Particular emphasis is given to creativity, including creative thinking and problem-solving.
Teaching methods are designed to draw out the potential of the child within the context of collaborative learning, enabling skills and social aptitudes to be developed side by side.
Please come and join us at our Advent Fair Saturday 30th November 11am – 4pm FREE ENTRY There will be fantastic live music – including ‘Jim Causley’ and ’Goliards’ Artisan market Children’s traditional games & storytelling, Crafts activities & Angel Garden Wholesome cafe and lots more… Can we ask please - No Parking on or adjacent […]Read more here
We are running a number of open days for parents interested in our school for September 2014 Reception and Year 7 intakes. Year 7 dates Thursday 12th September – 7.30pm Wednesday 18th September – 7.30pm Tuesday 22nd October – 7.30pm A chance to meet the Principal and find out more about the school. Reception […]Read more here
Please see below a selection of videos relating to the Academy and Steiner education in general. We hope that you find them of interest.
An ITN comissioned short film looking at some of the key features of a Steiner School.
Some supporting comments and views regarding the Free School Application by the Steiner Academy Exeter.