Statement in relation to the transfer of SW Steiner Academies to Avanti Schools Trust

The AST Board of Trustees, subject to formal agreement with the Department for Education, has agreed to become the ‘incoming trust’ for the three SW Steiner Academies (Bristol, Frome and Exeter).


Welcome to the Steiner Academy Exeter - an innovative all through state funded Steiner Waldorf school in the heart of Exeter. Founded in 2013, the school moved to its current site in 2015 with a projected growth to full capacity in 2021. Following an inadequate Ofsted report in October 2018, the school is currently in special measures and undertaking a rigorous school improvement process to work towards achieving its renewed vision and commitment to excellence.

Paul Hougham, Acting Principal

Early Years

Reception and Year 1

Combined mixed-age kindergartens, each around 17 to 18 children


Middle School

Year 2 to 9 (age 6 to 14)

In common with many school systems around the world, our children begin formal school in their seventh year


Upper School

Year 10 to 11 (age 14 to 16)

The full Steiner curriculum and...

  • 6 core GCSEs
  • Science and Arts GCSE


Parent View

Visit Ofsted’s Parent View website to tell us what you think about the academy.