Lancaster Independent School for Alternative Learning


Ofsted rated GOOD May 2023

Welcome to our School

Lancaster Independent School for Alternative Learning (formerly Lancaster Steiner School) offers a gentle and natural alternative to mainstream education. Instead of testing and targets, we offer a nurturing environment with small classes where each child receives individual care and attention. We teach children the skills they need in English and Maths, but we also give them a love of knowledge and room for their imaginations to grow.

We cater for children up to age 11. Since collaborating with Appledore Montessori Nursery Ltd from June 2022, we provide alternative, holistic education for children from birth to 5 years, Transition Class (5-7 yrs) and Lower School (7-11 yrs). We are the only Steiner school in the North West of England and families travel to us from across the region to give their children the most special gift that we can offer – a lifelong love of learning. Please see our feature in The Green Parent Guide for Alternative Learning

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