A GROUP of parents and teachers are working on a project to open a second Steiner school in South Devon.
Steiner Academy South Hams will apply to the Government in January with a proposal to open a state-funded Steiner school that would eventually offer more than 600 places to local children.
It would be a 'through school' offering education for children aged four to 16 years, and it would offer GCSEs alongside the Steiner curriculum.
Steiner education features a later introduction to formal learning, a focus on experiential learning, a broad curriculum balancing academic, practical and creative lessons, and it has a strong pastoral core.
Project co-ordinator Kate Amphlett said: "There is a real sense of action for change - we have had so much support. Parents want more choice about education and this project will give them that."
She added that the school would be 'totally separate' from the existing South Devon Steiner School in Totnes.
If the new school is approved, it would open in 2015 within the TQ postcode.