Nant-y-cwm Steiner School

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Llanycefn
Nr Clynderwen
Pembrokeshire
SA66 7QJ
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Pupils
84
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Ages
3 - 13
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Type
Independent
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.23
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(01/06/2019)
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Nant-y-Cwm Steiner School is a co-educational independent day school for boys and girls from three to 14 years of age. The school is in the rural village of Llanycefn in Pembrokeshire. It was founded 33 years ago and is a charitable trust, managed by a board of trustees. The school is a member of the Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship. It bases its educational philosophy on the founding principles of the philosopher and scientist Rudolph Steiner. These principles take account of the physical, emotional, cognitive, social and spiritual development of the whole child. The school is organised into two sections. The kindergarten caters for pupils from nursery age to six-year-olds and the main school for pupils from seven to 14 years of age. There are currently 65 pupils on roll. These include 28 pupils in the kindergarten and 37 pupils in the main school. There is little difference in the total number of boys and girls although the balance varies in class groups across the school. Most pupils travel from a wide area that includes Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion. About 5% of pupils come from minority ethnic groups. There are no pupils who speak English as an additional language. No pupils speak Welsh as a first language at home. No pupil has a statement of special educational needs although almost 10% of pupils are on the school’s register of special educational needs. Lessons are taught in English and the school does not aim to make pupils bilingual in English and Welsh. The school has a mixed-ability intake. Prior to entry, prospective pupils join the school for a trial day or part day and they attend an interview with their parents to ensure that they are familiar with the school’s aim and ethos. The school offers admissions on the basis of its ability to meet the child’s needs. Most pupils in the kindergarten transfer to the main school. The school describes its ethos and purpose as ‘to educate the whole child: head, heart and hand, through a stimulating and inspiring Steiner curriculum that meets the needs of each child as a unique individual. We value our place in the world, our community and friends. We work co-operatively to support young people to find a sense of purpose and direction to their lives.’ The last inspection of the school was in April 2008.

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