Stoneygate School, is a co-educational day school for pupils from the age of four. In May 2016 it joined the Leicester Grammar School Trust’s family of schools, a move which began an exciting new phase in the life of the School. Originally founded in 1856, it remains one of Leicestershire’s most respected and well-regarded prep schools. The School aims to engage, enthuse and inspire children in a happy, safe and caring environment. The Ofsted report of February 2017 identifies many areas in which the School is outstanding. The Report notes: “The School’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding. Pupils display excellent attitudes to their learning and they develop confidence and self-assurance.”
About the school
Stoneygate School offers a distinctive prep school education with small class sizes, committed teachers and a wide range of extra-curricular activities. It cares about the whole child and educates children holistically, developing each individual pupil to their maximum potential. Stoneygate welcomes pupils with a broad range of abilities and the School aims to give each child a well-rounded education, blending notable academic achievement with excellence in individually-discovered talents. It supports the learning of every child through a broad academic curriculum and by virtue of rich provision in a wide range of co-curricular activities.
Stoneygate now offers pupils the opportunity to stay on for GCSE study until the age of 16. Pupils are offered a distinctive choice based around the traditional core subjects, but also embracing the arts, sciences and practical subjects. The curriculum will rigorously prepare those pupils who wish to move on at 11+, 13+ or 16. Those who wish to take the Common Entrance Exam for entry to the major boarding schools will have that opportunity and be prepared accordingly. Pupils who remain past their GCSE examinations will have the chance to progress to Leicester Grammar School for A level study.
Leicester Grammar School Trust is an educational trust overseeing three schools: Leicester Grammar School, Leicester Grammar Junior School and Stoneygate School.