Thank you to the students who participated in the Piano Marathon!

I’m writing on behalf of Tablehurst Farm to offer a sincere thank you to Julian Rolton and the students who participated in the Piano Marathon in June to raise funds for Peter Brown’s house at Tablehurst Farm. Over £700 was raised and this is a wonderful contribution to our work. Peter is building the house himself with the assistance of volunteers, and quite soon after the Piano Marathon, the fundraising reached the point where we were finally able to start work on the foundations. The house itself will be constructed of straw bales – an entirely natural (and highly appropriate!) material with amazing insulation properties. So a big thank you from all of us at Tablehurst Farm to everyone at Michael Hall. Chris Marshall

AMAZING GCSE results today at Michael Hall!

Press Release

We are absolutely delighted with our students’ GCSE results this year. The proportion of students gaining 5 or more GCSEs at grade C/4 or above is 95%, up from 89% last year.

Our overall ‘pass’ at grades C and above (or 4 and above in the new grading) has risen to 93% this year. With 75% B and above (or 6 upwards) and 36% A-A* (or 7 and above) our students deserve to be very proud of themselves, having managed such excellent results in their exams whilst also having a very full Steiner-Waldorf curriculum running alongside their exam subjects.

This reflects very favourably when seen in a national context, where the general trend is downwards compared to recent years.

See full results here

A2 Results 2017

A2 Exam Results

Press Release - 17th August 2017

Well done to all of our pupils who worked hard in their A levels this summer. 19% of our students gained A* or A grades, with 67% having grades between C and A*.

Pupils receiving their A-level results on Thursday completed the first set of the new “linear” syllabuses, which involve less coursework and a move away from modular exams.

We are particularly pleased this year with our Photography results where, out of 10 students 4 received A* and 1 received an A. Mathematics is also to be noted as a subject of particular high achievement, both at AS and A level.

Congratulations to all of the pupils and to the staff at the School for working so hard to support these results. It is important to note that, in addition to taking these examinations and achieving these results, the students have spent 50% of their time on a Waldorf, non-examined curriculum providing greater breadth and depth to their education.

Teacher and Chair of the Upper School, Simon Grimshaw said “As a Steiner Waldorf School, our A Level students study a broad range of non-examination subjects in addition to their chosen exam topics. This ensures a breadth and depth of education that an exam syllabus alone simply cannot provide and shows the high level of commitment and hard work required of them. We are rightly proud of their achievements. We wish them well as some take up their places in Universities and Colleges, and also to those who have chosen a diverse range of gap year experiences.”

Full PDF results here

Waldorf 100 - watch the video and celebrate with us.

Summer Conference at Michael Hall

Full information here

Olympics this weekend

South of England Show Visit - Classes 3

To deepen the 'Farming and Gardening' experience in Class 3, Classes 3, took a trip to the South of England Show. They had a wonderful time, the photos can be seen below.

Class 7 students at Michael Hall make pyjamas for children in hospital

Students at Michael Hall make pyjamas for children in hospital.


In Class 7 (Age 13) at Michael Hall the students learn to use a sewing machine and once they have finished making a pair of oven gloves, they embark on working from a pattern and making a garment. This year the handwork teachers decided that the youth of today tend to be more self focused and they need to look out to the world with compassion and so they teamed up with the Pyjama Fairies project. ‘Pyjama Fairies’ is one the few volunteer charities solely dedicated to helping children feel more comfortable while in hospital. While other great organizations focus on research and finding a cure, they work to improve the quality of life of children and their families as they undergo surgeries and treatment.
The two Classes 7 chose the age group they wanted to make the pyjamas for and chose their own fabric, the pyjamas are specially designed with front opening to make dressing easier and to allow ease of access for the medical professionals. This project has been very well received by the students and Michael Hall handwork team will make this a new tradition for this year group.
For more information on Pyjama Fairies, please see 'http://wrappyjamafairies.co.uk’

New Arrivals in Class 3a

After waiting patiently for 21 days the incubated eggs have hatched! Class 3 are feeling very chirpy.

Thank you to Neil at Plaw Hatch Farm for lending us the incubator and for his guidance and support.

 

Jacqueline Courtenay, Class 3a Teacher

'Mermaid' being performed this Thursday and Friday 25th and 26th May - see photos

Class 8b present MERMAID by Polly Teale

 

Beneath the ocean’s waves there is no death or pain or separation. Above, the modern world is beset with war, poverty and longing.
On her sixteenth birthday, a mermaid rises up to the surface, leaving her childhood behind for ever when she falls in love with a mortal prince. She knows that she can no longer live at the bottom of the ocean - but must she destroy herself in order to be loved?
A bold re-imagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s tale of love, loss and longing, transported to a contemporary setting.
Thursday and Friday 25th & 26th May 7.30pm in the Theatre here at Michael Hall.

Recommended for Class 6 students upwards (age 11)
Entrance free, collection for expenses at end.

Philip Beaven, Class 8b Teacher