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to wonder what happens to all the Steiner kids when they get to secondary age/13?

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Greensleeves Wed 17-Aug-11 20:20:27

Do they get their Hogwarts letters, or what?

All the Steiner schools I know of (bar one, in a very expensive area where most people can't afford to live, only the plummy rich pseudo-hippies) finish at 11 or 13. It must be pretty difficult to make the transition to a bog-standard local school, surely?

southeastastra Wed 17-Aug-11 20:21:13

ooh hello greeny!

fuckityfuckfuckfuck Wed 17-Aug-11 20:21:15

Don't come back quietly will you greeny grin

Greensleeves Wed 17-Aug-11 20:29:27


Loving the fuckity nickname!

StrandedBear Wed 17-Aug-11 20:31:37

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pigletmania Wed 17-Aug-11 20:32:29

Whats a Steiner school confused

kakapo Wed 17-Aug-11 20:37:50


LineRunner Wed 17-Aug-11 20:39:32

They run free to experience uninhibited learning in a private setting.

The kids, not the parents.

CaptainNancy Wed 17-Aug-11 20:41:30

Isn't 13 when they get shipped off to military academy in Alaska?

pointydog Wed 17-Aug-11 20:45:00

I knew of one who went into mainstream. She was a bright girl, I'm sure she adapted ok.

CMOTdibbler Wed 17-Aug-11 20:45:09

Michael Hall in Forest Row goes up to 18. When we lived in that area it was noticable who had done so iykwim

MadamDeathstare Wed 17-Aug-11 20:47:43

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northerngirl41 Wed 17-Aug-11 20:52:58

Couple of things:
They could be homeschooled
They can go mainstream
They are at a stage where they can study online and apply early for 6th form college
They can go to international schools where they tend to study wider selection of subjects at a lower level than traditional schools
They are old enough to board at a senior Steiner school

Depends on the kid really. Most I know get crammed over the summer in the stuff they missed out on and enter mainstream school without too many problems - although admittedly they tend to be private schools. That's just my experience though, obviously it'll differ depending on each area/school.

MrsDraper Wed 17-Aug-11 21:02:54

They turn into Farrow and Ball obsessives?

Supersunnyday Wed 17-Aug-11 21:06:38

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CMOTdibbler Wed 17-Aug-11 21:08:16

There was a definate oddness Madam - obviously not all of them were the same, but a huge tendency to very lentil weaveryness and crystal waving.

southeastastra Wed 17-Aug-11 21:10:29

i think the schools sound pretty cool

roundthehouses Wed 17-Aug-11 21:10:49

in my secondary we had quite a few kids coming over to our school at 13/14, they all went back a year but otherwise did ok from there I think.

GetOrfMoiSamsungFridgeFreezer Wed 17-Aug-11 21:12:06

Greensleeves! How lovely to see you - I hope you are well. smile

There is a Steiner school in Gloucester which goes up to age 18. GCSE results pretty good, A levels less so but not terrible, so they must have some kind of curriculum when they reach senior age.

Looks like a lovely school from the outside, dd wanted to go there!

onadifferentplanettoday Wed 17-Aug-11 21:14:25

My ds (14 in Jan) will be going back to his Steiner School where he will stay until he is 16 and has done his GCSEs. We are not plummy rich pseudo-hippies nor do we weave lentils or wave crystals.

RitaMorgan Wed 17-Aug-11 21:15:02

I think the Bristol one goes up to 16 or 18.

They're all fucking nuts though, lentil weaving and crystal waving is the least of it grin

GetOrfMoiSamsungFridgeFreezer Wed 17-Aug-11 21:17:22

Just had a nosey on the Gloucester steiner website.

Blimey the fees are cheap!

Is not for me at all but can see why people would choose it if only as a cheap(er) alternative to private school.

RitaMorgan Wed 17-Aug-11 21:18:01

Private school with added gnomes...

MrsvWoolf Wed 17-Aug-11 21:18:08

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RitaMorgan Wed 17-Aug-11 21:19:09

How would you describe the belief system then MrsvWoolf?

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