York Steiner School


Name York Steiner School
Website http://www.yorksteinerschool.org
Ofsted Inspection Rating Inadequate
Inspection Date 30 April 2019
Address Danesmead, Fulford Cross, York, North Yorkshire, YO10 4PB
Phone Number 01904654983
Type Independent
Age Range 3-14
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Local Authority York
Percentage Free School Meals 0.0%
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

information about their children’s progress and

attainment. Early years provision does not plan effective learning for older children, which weakens their progress in early writing and numeracy skills. The school has the following strengths The very newly formed leadership team have a clear vision for future improvement. Pupils’ personal development and well-being is a clear priority to staff and leaders. Compliance with regulatory requirements The school must take action to meet the requirements of the schedule to The Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014 and associated requirements. The details are listed in the full report. Full report

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an inadequate school School leaders have failed to ensure that all the independent school standards have been met. Consequently, the quality of teaching and learning and outcomes for pupils are inadequate. The school’s curriculum follows the Waldorf Steiner curriculum. At the time of the inspection the curriculum was too narrow and prescriptive and was not consistently well planned. The school has not put in place an effective system to assess pupils’ starting points and measure their progress over time. As a result, pupils’ attainment and progress cannot be accurately measured. Work set for the most able pupils does not always stretch and challenge them. This has an impact on their progress over time. Careers education for secondary-age pupils is neither accurate nor up to date. This prevents pupils from making independent career choices. The current medical room is not adequate, as it is situated too far away from a toilet. The facilities currently used by pupils for changing for physical education (PE) are inadequate, particularly for older pupils. Annual reports do not give parents sufficient information about their children’s progress and attainment. Early years provision does not plan effective learning for older children, which weakens their progress in early writing and numeracy skills. The school has the following strengths The very newly formed leadership team have a clear vision for future improvement. Pupils’ personal development and well-being is a clear priority to staff and leaders. Compliance with regulatory requirements The school must take action to meet the requirements of the schedule to The Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014 and associated requirements. The details are listed in the full report.