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Things your child will need: 

Clothing

Regardless of the weather, our children spend time outdoors each day. The likelihood of your child getting wet and muddy whilst having fun and learning is quite high. To enable them to play happily without worrying about ruining their clothes or getting wet or cold, it is essential for children to have appropriate clothing.

  • 1 complete change of clothing to be left at school in a bag that can be hung from their peg

  • Wellington Boots for wet weather and sturdy shoes for outdoor play and woodland walks in dry weather

  • Indoor slippers or plimsoles that fit snuggly on the child's foot and with good grip soles (children can wear their Eurythmy shoes)

  • A waterproof jacket and trousers all year round

  • A hat and gloves in winter

  • A sun hat and a long sleeved top in summer

  • A water bottle

  • Trainers for games

We would like the school to be a place where children are not exposed to advertisements or the trappings of self image and consumerism. With this in mind we ask that children wear comfortable clothes in plain colours (no large pictures, logos or slogans). We ask that clothes are comfortable, clean and tidy (no ripped clothes). Shoes should be sturdy and comfortable to support outside play. We also ask that long hair is tied back in the classroom. 

Essential Resources:

Lower School:

  • Stockmar Wax Crayons (16 Blocks and 16 Sticks) - can be bought from Myriad

  • Coloured Pencils - can be bought from Myriad HERE

  • A pentatonic flute - can be bought from the school shop (not needed at moment)

  • Natural Clay for modelling lessons - to be bought from the school shop

Kindergarten:

  • Stockmar Wax Crayons 16 Blocks

Class Trips:

Outings are a vital part of our education: from short, local trips into nature in the Early Years, to cultural excursions, museum and farm visits, and extended residential trips that includes camping at a farm in Class 3/4 and the Waldorf Olympics in Class 5. Outings are about experiences, and each experience—which might involve practical, experimental or project work – is carefully planned to fit with a particular stage of the Steiner curriculum.

Although each class teacher arranges different trips and the costs below are indicative rather than exact, we recognise that it is useful to have an idea of the possible costs, ahead of time. 


Class One & Two:

Possible trips include a day trip to the beach and a trip to the local animal park.

Estimated amount for the year: £50 - £100

Class Three 

Possible trips include a trip to a local farm, a trip to a local windmill or other or other building of interest including eco-builds. A residential camping Trip to Plaw Hatch biodynamic farm where they get to experience life on the farm. 

Estimated amount for the year £150 - £200.

Class Four: 

Possible Trips include a trip to a local animal park, a pilgrimage to Canterbury and another day trip that brings the local geography of Kent alive. This could include a trip on the Dymchuch railway or to visit the Mining museum near Sandwich. £100 - £150

Class 5: 

Possible Trips include a trip to the British Museum, a trip to Kew gardens, and the 4 day residential camping trip to Michael Hall for the Waldorf Olympics. 

Estimated cost £150 - £250.

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