Welcome to Steiner Academy Frome 

The Steiner Academy Frome

  • began life in September 2012 as the first Steiner Free School in England
  • spent the first two years in the delightful Wiltshire village of Corsley
  • moved into a corner of the building site in Frome in September 2014
  • took the keys to the completed site in April 2015

This is a young school.

  • this autumn, we have 285 pupils on roll, from age 4 to 13. Of these, 104 children are in the early years phase and attend one of our 6 kindergarten groups
  • we have single form entry from age 6+ to 13+ & double-form entry for our 4s and 5s

This is a growing school.

  • currently, the range is Year R to Year 8 (Kindergarten to Class 7). In the years ahead, the school will evolve into a two-form, all-through school for children and young people aged 4 to 16
  • the school will continue to grow, from the roots of early childhood, for the next 10 years until full capacity is reached in 2025-26

  This is a good school where,

  • “pupils are well cared for . . . behave well and work confidently with their teachers and each other”;
  • there exists “a strong culture of learning amongst staff and pupils”;
  • “staff pay unwavering attention to meeting the needs of each pupil”;
  • “children in the kindergarten classes thrive in an atmosphere of care and trust . . . and acquire a firm foundation of skills and highly positive attitudes to learning”;
  • “the teaching is good . . . and responsive to how the individual pupil is learning, and gentle in guiding . . . children to new experiences”;
  • “pupils carry their innate love of learning, exploring and thinking throughout the day”;
  • “governors are fully focused on monitoring and challenging the school’s performance”. (Ofsted Inspection Report, February 2014)


Indicators from 2015-16:

  • The pupil roll increased from 186 to 234;
  • Whole school attendance was steady at 95.28%, a slight increase on 2014-15;
  • Unauthorised absence was low at 0.26%;
  • Through the year, each year-group and class was full and the school’s global waiting list ranged between 60 and 80 through the year. The monthly open afternoon events were full throughout the year;
  • The school received over 70 applications for the 52 rising 5 places for September 2016;
  • The intake at rising 5 doubled from 26 to 52. This marked the beginning of double-form entry;
  • In accordance with our funding agreement, the national tests at age 11 were properly administered;
  • The ‘secondary-school’ phase of this all-through school began with the progression of the top class into Class 6 (Year 7);
  • As the school roll increased by 52, fixed term exclusions, decreased significantly, from the 2014-15 figure of 11.5 days to 1.5 days.

The Chair of Governors, Guy Marson and the Principal,Trevor Mepham can be contacted at: admin@steineracademyfrome.co.uk01373 832804


Latest News

New opportunitiy in Kindergarten

We are growing and have a teaching opportunity in Kindergarten for September 2018.

School closed due to snow

The School Leadership Team have taken the decision that due to more snow overnight the school will be closed today Monday 19th M…

Latest Events

Advent Fair 2016

The Advent Fair will take place on Saturday 19th November from 11am till 4pm. A fantastic day out for the whole family to get y…

Open Afternoon May and June 2016

We have 2 open afternoons coming up on 13th May and 10th June 2016

Northern Harmony

On the first day of term our school will be hosting one of the best world music choirs we’ll ever hear - Northern Harmony will b…


Please feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions regarding what we do, how we do it or anything else!

Park Road, Frome, Somerset, BA11 1EU
Tel: 01373 832804


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