The Lower School children celebrated Chinese New Year today, with dragons, drums, fortune cookies and red packets filled with a chocolate coin. Class 3/4 performed the story of Nian, the monster that threatened the ancient village but was driven away through loud noises and red coloured flags and cloths. 

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The children warmed up the ground with their earth candles on Tuesday 2nd February - a bright and sunny Candlemas indicated more Winter weather to come but our daffodil spiral thinks that Spring has already arrived!

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Alder Bridge School is currently recruiting for a part-time Eurythmist to teach Kindergarten and Classes 1/2 and 3/4 in Lower School. Please see the attached job description and person specification for further details. You should download, complete and return the application form to recruitment[at]alderbridge.org.uk by no later than 5pm on Monday 22 February 2016.

Job Specification

Application Form

Assessor Sarah Hunt was in school last week to observe our Lower School teachers as part of our Performance Management programme. Sarah told us: 

"You have a well cared for school, I was particularly impressed with the care that goes into the classrooms.

It was clear that teachers have a nurturing and attentive attitude to the pupils and are totally dedicated to providing a quality Waldorf/Steiner education.

The children appeared vibrant, healthy and happy with appropriate manners and boundaries.

It was inspiring to see how thorough and comprehensive numeracy and literacy programmes are implemented and integrated with no compromise to the Waldorf curriculum.

There is a real sense of the aesthetic in the children's work and a healthy breathing quality. I was positively impressed with the handwork lessons, both in the children's participation and the variety of projects undertaken.

Both combined classes have dedicated class teachers, assistants and subject teachers who work with skill, enthusiasm and commitment to provide a rich Waldorf curriculum.

My experience of the support staff too was very positive, I was met with professionalism and efficient competency at all times.

A very heartfelt thanks to you for sharing your work so willingly and openly. I felt it was a learning experience on both sides."

Many thanks to Sarah. We are very proud of the wonderful work our teachers do, and it's great to have it recognised officially too.

Sarah Hunt is an Independent Assessor for Steiner-Waldorf Schools in the UK.

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We are very excited to announce that Two Home Cooks are offering a hot lunch and dessert for Lower School children every Tuesday during the first half of next term. 

Two Home Cooks are Gyorgyi and Rina, Kindergarten and Class 1/2 parents with their own catering business providing home-cooked, freshly prepared, healthy meals.

Gyorgyi and Rina write:

Lunch is priced at £3.50 and includes a hot main dish and dessert. All meals are vegetarian. Cutlery and bowls are provided. All food will be prepared in accordance of the school policy.

This is completely independent of the school and as such this is an optional service

To place an order simply complete the form below (by placing a tick by the week you require lunch) and return to us by Friday 15th April. Payment needs to be received by Friday 15th April 2016 by either cash or bank transfer. We will not be able to amend any orders after this date. We will unfortunately not be able to offer refunds for any unused days (for example if your child is off school).

This is currently only available for the Lower School children (Class 1, 2, 3 and 4) and their teachers. If other members of staff or parents would like to order we are happy to provide individual adult portions priced at £4.50.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of us either directly or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Booking Form here

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