In 1937, a group of people from around the UK came together to found a charity in Whaddon, on the road from Stroud to Gloucester,
“..to provide for and conduct the education of children in accordance with the principles and methods enunciated by Rudolf Steiner; to establish and carry on (whether in accordance with the said principles and methods or otherwise), public or private schools or colleges for the teaching, instruction, assistance or advice of the young and persons of all ages and for the training of teachers, whether such teachers and persons are connected with the Association or not; […and] to promote and carry on meetings, study groups, conferences, lectures, concerts, displays, exhibitions and, musical and dramatic performances and by the circulation of information to invite and encourage public interest in and support of the Association and public interest in and concerning the educational and other teachings of Rudolf Steiner.”
For over 80 years, Wynstones school educated generations of children. Generations of its alumni have gone on to flourish and contribute deeply to their communities and the world. The generosity of the bequests made at the school’s founding in 1937 helped sustain that proud and long record. Wynstones closed in 2020, and it became clear that the conditions were not in place for a successful reopening, not least from the impact of the Covid pandemic, but also due
to the need for more progress in raising the standards of provision, teacher training and professionalism generally, and the alignment of demand and economic capacity. We have worked since then to put the Charity on a sustainable financial footing, culminating in the sale of the Wynstones site in August 2023, and to prepare the ground for it to contribute to new paths of teaching and learning, for the children, parents/guardians, teachers, and communities of today.