Michael House a Steiner Waldorf School and Rowans Day Nursery

are situated near Ilkeston, Heanor and Shipley, in their own woodland, adjoining the seven hundred acres of beautiful landscape that make up Shipley Country Park in Derbyshire.

The school, kindergarten and nursery provide a complete education from birth through to 16 years, and is one of over a thousand organisations around the world which educates children according to the principles of Rudolf Steiner.

“Education for Life”

Childhood is the most important time of our lives. The experiences, feelings and education of our early years will greatly colour and shape the adults we go on to become and the part we play in the world.

Our primary task is to provide an environment and education that will allow our pupils to become creative, responsible and confident adults who are more than equipped to face the many challenges of life.

An Assisted Fee Scheme is also available.

Rowans Day Nursery accepts Early Years Vouchers and has openings now.

Great Re-inspection Report

Progress Monitoring – Main School – June 2017

After an unsatisfactory inspection by the School Inspection Service in January the School were delighted that 5 months later during an unannounced re-inspection, the school had met all the issues which had been identified during the first inspection, save the one on provision of showers (now met).

Inspectors paid tribute to the work of staff that had achieved the turn around in such a short time and the School have now set their sights on building upon this work to achieve even better at the time of the next inspection.


School Manager Ron Waddell said “it was a team effort involving all staff and showed us that when we needed to pull together we had the ethos and spirit to make significant improvements”.

Guided Tours and Open Evenings

Guided tours and Open evenings are arranged regularly, where  you can meet the teachers and tour the school.

Our next Nursery Open day is Friday 27th July, 10am to 12pm.

Please check the calendar for further dates.


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July 2018 Newsletter


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