Alder Bridge School

Berkshire

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  • Category: Nursery / Pre-Preparatory / Preparatory
  • Pupils: Co-Education
  • Type: Day
  • Religious Affiliation: Interdenominational
  • Roll: 31 (Boys) 37 (Girls)
  • Age Range: 0-14 years
  • Founded: 1987

General Information

Alder Bridge is a Steiner-Waldorf school.
Steiner-Waldorf education provides an unhurried and creative learning environment where children can find joy in learning and experience the full richness of childhood, as opposed to early specialisation or academic hot-housing. The curriculum is a flexible framework which takes account of the whole child. It gives equal attention to the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual needs of each child and works in harmony with the different phases of child development. Steiner-Waldorf education is respected worldwide for its ability to produce very able young people who have diverse capacities and a strong sense of self.

Facilities

Our facilities include a School Hall, Classrooms, Kindergarten, Access to basketball court, Family Room, Main building offices and meeting rooms, Carparking, Woodland classroom and beautiful grounds.

Entrance Requirements

Taster Day in school and current school report.

Open Days

All visits are welcome, please telephone 0118 971 4471 if you would like a tour of the school before the next Open Day

Fees

2017/2018. Sunbeams prices on application

Kindergarten: £1073 per term - £2426 per term (15 hours free entitlement)

Lower school: £5610 per annum for Age6/7 or Class 1 to £8295 per annum for Age 11/12 Class 6

Reports

SIS Inspection 2017

School Contact Details

Headteacher: Education Manager: Rachel McCrory. School Business Manager: Jayne Mills:

Alder Bridge School
Bridge House
Mill Lane
Padworth
Reading
Berkshire
RG7 4JU

[t]: 0118 971 4471
[w]: cms.alderbridge.org.uk

Location Description

The school is situated in beautiful, semi-rural surroundings in Padworth, Berkshire, approximately half way between Reading and Newbury. We are easily accessible by road and rail, being close to the A4 and 5 minutes walk from the train station.

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School News

Alder Bridge School coeducatioanal independent preparatory day school Berkshire

Michaelmas marks the crossover of the seasons, where Summer fades and Autumn weaves a cloak of leaves and mist over the earth. The evenings start

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to draw in, there is a nip in the air, and we work to bring in the harvest which will feed us through the long, cold Winter.

The children celebrated Michaelmas last week by performing feats of courage in the woodland. A feast followed – warming soup made by Class 3/4 from vegetables they had grown and harvested, accompanied by dragon bread made by Class 1/2, and washed down with apple juice pressed by Class 5/6.

Michaelmas time, Michaelmas time!

Time is turning under the plough,

Under the stars, under the signs,

The ploughman toils with deep furrowed brow.

He turns his thoughts against the cold,

Buries his fears ‘neath the Earth’s deep mould.

Frost, like fire, burns white on the blade,

Of his iron share that red fire made.

 

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