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


Following our decision not to re-apply in 2015 (see News page) we will be working towards a further application later in 2016 which means that opening would not be possible before September 2018. However, our project team is are still lacking a state school teacher with senior leadership experience, and we would welcome applications from any interested parties.

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 educational 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.