At the end of December 2014 sadly we were told that our second application had been refused. Again, a number of points were raised, which one by one we have been busily addressing. Overall there is shared view that a third application attempt is viable. And there is still very much a will to make our school a reality. We are currently awaiting a feedback call with the DfE to confirm if a third application can be submitted. The deadline for which would be May 2015. Once we have final confirmation, we will update.

In the meantime we have 2 significant gaps in our core team: a state secondary teacher with leadership experience (Deputy Head or Head), and a state school finance manager/bursar.
PLEASE contact us via our contact email if you, or someone you know can help

  • If you have previously registered your interest and would still make our school your first choice in 2016, please click HERE to tick a simple confirmation statement.
  • If you have not yet registered your interest please click HERE to give us the information that we need, to summarise and prove demand to the DfE.

By doing one or the other of these, you will boost our application and help this exciting project come to fruition.

Steiner Academy Sussex Weald, a free school initiative, aims to provide diversity and choice to parents for their children’s education, and will eventually offer places to pupils from 4 -16 years of age. The school will deliver a Steiner curriculum with a renewed impulse for the 21st century in the state-funded sector.


We aim to open in September 2016, in the Uckfield area of East Sussex.

The initiative is being created by individuals with a passion for education – parents, teachers, professional people and others who believe in the importance of choice in education.

After initial research we have decided to focus efforts on opening our school in, or close to, Uckfield where we will provide Steiner education that is excellent, free and open to all.

As a Steiner Academy we have formed, and shall maintain, strong links with the Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship and with other existing and pre-opening state-funded Steiner Academies.

Our education vision is to have respect for childhood, and to nurture in the developing student respect for all human beings. Please read the Vision Summary  for more information.

We aim to encourage a sound work ethic in order to achieve academic excellence.

We now have a PayPal Account to allow us to generate some funds to replenish what has been spent so far on talks, leaflets, printing and stalls. If you are able to donate, we are extremely grateful for your support.Thank you.