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"The Steiner ethos is one of awakening the creative force that is in every child and letting it grow..."

Upper School

The KS4 Curriculum Offer

In September 2018, Steiner Academy Frome begins its first Year 10 (Class 9). We will continue to deliver the elements of the Steiner Curriculum (the multi-disciplinary Main lesson syllabus, and body-based learning in movement, crafts and performance) that platform and prepare students in Steiner schools so well for the specific requirements of GCSE.

At the same time, using a variety of boards (but mainly AQA, OCR and Pearson Edexcel), we will teach and administer a solid range of GCSEs counting towards both EBacc and Progress8. These will include English, Maths, Combined Science, at least one MFL (Mandarin and/or Spanish), one further humanities qualification (English Literature/Geography/History), Art and Design and a further option between Religious Studies and Performance (e.g. Drama).  

A specimen timetable shows how the school day is qualitatively and quantitatively different from that of the Lower/Middle School. The end-of-day study club is an important part of the picture as homework and preparation increase.

See specimen timetable here



Progress 8: the Steiner Academy Frome offer

The phrase Progress 8 refers to the Government’s measure across the 5 “academic” GCSEs that comprise the so-called EBacc, plus a choice of 3 academic or vocational “Bonus” qualifications.

The Progress 8 measure makes clear that students have a right to a broad and balanced curriculum. The main thrust of the wording is to ensure that English, Maths and Science GSCEs are taught to all (hence the compulsory Group 1 and the EBacc Group 2). Science is statutory for all students up to age 16 (Key Stage 4). In addition, students should be offered a language and a humanities subject (Group 2 again). When that has been secured, students can take more “academic” subjects or branch out into subjects often called “vocational” (Group 3 subjects).

Group 1

Compulsory Subjects

Must Choose: 

  • English
  • Maths

Group 2


Any 3 (2 must be science *) from:

(2) = Counts as 2 scores

  • Double Science (2) *
  • Core + Additional Science (2) *
  • Physics *
  • Chemistry *
  • Biology *
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish
  • English Literature
  • History
  • Geography

Group 3

Open Group

Up to 3 from the Open Group:

  • Any Group 2 subject(s)

“Vocational” Qualification:

  • Art and Design
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Craft
  • Horticulture
  • Childcare

For more information on Progress 8, please go to:

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

New Open Afternoons Spring and Summer 2018

We have added open afternoons to our calendar for spring and summer 2018

New Open Afternoon March 2018

We have added a further open afternoon on 9 March 2018

Advent Fair 2017

The Advent Fair will take place on Saturday 18th November from 11am till 4pm. A fantastic day out for the whole family to get y…


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


We are in the process of putting together a detailed prospectus. Please can you contact us if you would like to receive one.