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Pre-School Education

Volume 502: debated on Monday 14 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to the answer of 12 October 2009, Official Report, columns 219-20W, on pre-school education, how many Steiner Waldorf settings that have applied for exemption from the Early Years Foundation Stage have received such exemption. (305360)

As of 4 December 2009, 21 Steiner Waldorf settings have applied for exemptions from and/or modifications of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Of those that have completed the exemptions application process, 12 Steiner Waldorf settings have been granted exemptions and/or modifications from certain parts of the EYFS Learning and Development requirements. Five applications are currently in the process of being assessed and four applications were incomplete and have been closed.