Here at Drumduan in our lower and middle schools we endeavour to meet the needs of the whole child; academic, physical and emotional.   

Our approach is influenced strongly on the understanding of the relevance of child development, and the curriculum is designed in such a way that it supports the children holistically throughout their school journey.   

We work to provide an unhurried and creative learning environment where children can find the joy in learning and experience the richness of childhood. 

The core subjects of the curriculum are taught in blocks of three to four weeks which enables the children to fully immerse  themselves in the topic.   All lessons include a balance of artistic, practical and intellectual content. 

Encouraging each of our pupils to feel a true sense of worth and self confidence is at the heart of our teaching.


“The experience we have had of our daughter progressing through the school over the last three years has been one of a space – for creativity, for play, for imagination, and space to develop her skills, confidence and knowledge at a natural pace, unhurried by targets, testing or stress.

The close relationship she has formed with her teacher means that there is a an understanding and deep appreciation of her character and personality, strengths, and help with the aspects she finds most challenging.

The school curriculum has been characterised by a beautiful blend of the practical, the artistic, the creative, with storytelling, music and a dash of magic as important as academic progression. There is a feeling of warmth in the class that makes for a learning environment that is positive and playful, and yet deeply productive at the same time.”

Tom and Sarah, Class 5-6 parents.

Since our son started attending class 1 at Drumduan we have seen an incredible transformation in his wellbeing and confidence!

The attention to his individual needs and an understanding of him as a person that his class teacher has provided have been second to none. the beautiful setting of the school and the community spirit among fellow parents is also wonderful. Thank you!

Liam and Bryony, Class 1-2 parents.

My son is thriving here. He’s finally playing to his strengths and I’m proud of the person he’s becoming. I can’t recommend this school highly enough! Amazing teachers, incredible learning opportunities and above all… Happy kids…!!

Liz, Class 3-4 parent.

For more information about the core Steiner Curriculum and approach that we follow from ages 7-14, please check out the Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship page here.

To find out more about what Drumduan can offer your child, to speak to a member of staff about the school or to arrange a visit, please email our school administrator Emma Malone on