History of York Steiner School

The York School can trace is origins back to a number of parents who, in 1978, established a small Kindergarten in Malton.

In 1980 the school moved to rented premises in the city as the Ryedale Waldorf School.  Fifteen months later the school bought its own premises in the Bishophill area of York and changed its name to York Steiner School.  It continued to grow and in 1986 bought the former Danesmead Secondary School building at Fulford Cross, close to Fulford village on the North bank of the river Ouse, to accomodate the growing number of children.

The soon-to-be York Steiner School, 1986

Rear of the school, 1986

Two wings of this building now comfortably house our 220 children.  The third wing is the school’s business wing which, let out to a variety of small businesses, helps subsidise the costs of our education.

The front of the school today



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