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About our school
When The Steiner Academy Frome opened in September 2012 it joined an international community of Steiner schools who share a creative, child-centred approach to education. This tried and tested education builds on the individual's strengths and supports every child to fulfil his or her unique destiny. It emphasises the role of the imagination in learning and the role of creativity in analytic thinking.
It is an approach that has a long–track record of producing well-rounded, creative school leavers who can think for themselves and who are capable of influencing and changing the world in which they will live - strengths and qualities that universities and employers value in Steiner school graduates.
The education is based on an understanding that the young child learns primarily through imitation and doing; the pre-pubescent child largely through their emotions and feelings; older students primarily through abstract thinking and the application of cognitive skills.
The curriculum is interdisciplinary, integrating practical, artistic, and conceptual elements and is designed to be in harmony with the developmental needs of children. Learning materials are introduced at the moment of maximum pupil readiness rather than at the earliest opportunity. This allows pupils at all stages to be at ease both with their education and with the pace at which they are taught. This notion of child development is central to Steiner education and draws on Dr Steiner's work on child development. The school, however, will neither promote nor teach the wider philosophy which is known as "anthroposophy."