Your Child’s Learning Journey
A child’s journey through a Waldorf school is transformative, embracing academic rigor and artistic expression. Nurtured at each stage of development, students flourish, fostering a love of learning and cultivating creativity, empathy, and a sense of purpose. Waldorf education prepares children to become confident, responsible, resilient and compassionate individuals, ready to face the world’s challenges.
Pupils at The Brighton Waldorf School use drawing, painting, music, movement, poetry, modelling and drama to enhance their learning experience in every subject.
A high value is placed on play in the Early Years Department, imagination in the Middle School and creative thinking at Secondary level. This encourages a strong sense for the artistic and cultural life which is supported by an aesthetic teaching environment.
Pupils are with the same Class Teacher from age six to 14 and are also supported by a range of Specialist Subject Teachers.
Every morning, key subjects are taught in the Main Lesson, which allows for depth integration and focus. The rhythms of the day, week, month and year give a context that is enhanced by seasonal celebrations.
At The Brighton Waldorf School, we believe there should be a pivotal place for structured movement, the outdoor environment and learning.
To deliver this, our school timetable includes traditional games, sports, Eurythmy (creative movement), gymnastics, drama productions, an extensive programme of handcrafts and the development of manual skills.
The Individual & Society
Our pupils’ social and emotional skills are fostered in a variety of ways.
By the recognition of childhood as a time of wonder, by the family-like environment of the extended Early Years Department; by the provision of clear adult authority and guidance, and by the exploration of global and social perspectives at Secondary level.
Inclusion & Differentiation
Whole class teaching is combined with individualised and differentiated learning.
Imaginative engagement with the lesson material allows all pupils – regardless of strengths, weaknesses and learning styles – to work at different levels within their class group.
The Spoken Word
The oral and narrative tradition is brought to life though recitation, drama and an extensive use of poetry, stories, myths and legends from all cultures. Two modern languages are taught from age seven, by native speakers.
Lesson content and its method of presentation at our school are linked to the children’s emotional, social, physical and intellectual development. Formal education, which begins at age seven, is introduced in a way and at a pace that respects the child’s developmental journey.
The unique qualities of each child can be observed and described, but not always measured. The development of every pupil is closely monitored, mainly through on-going formative assessment and in-depth study.
Every Brighton Waldorf pupil is expected to give their best across all disciplines, through hard work, determination and the receipt of aspirational teaching and learning.
Come and see for yourself
We welcome visitors on our private tours of our School. Please submit your details and our Admissions Team will call you to arrange a time convenient for you.