The Steiner school in Aberdeen, situated in the suburb of Cults will close this summer following a joint investigation by Education Scotland and the Care Inspectorate.
According to Stv news; “Inquiries began after the Care Inspectorate received complaints about the “staffing and care of children” at the school’s nursery.”
The BBC reported that concerns had also been raised about the school.
The Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship stated on their website in a press release that the school is closing for financial reasons, and suggests that “efforts …to enable wide & inclusive access to the Steiner Waldorf education. ..has impacted on the school’s budget over the years & a recent critical inspection may have, in part, been a consequence of this. ”
I have just found the Inspection report, available here. [This report has been removed following the closure of the school]
I think this is the most damning statement in the report;
“The Council of Management has tried to implement new structures to increase accountability for improving the quality of education in the kindergarten and school. Within the College of Teachers, there is resistance to such changes.”