Stroud School, King Edward VI Preparatory School

Boys (3 - 13)
Girls (3 - 13)
Stroud School, King Edward VI Preparatory School

Stroud is a true preparatory school. When you visit us, expect to see pupils who are happy, respectful and honest. These three fundamental attributes ensure that our leavers are fully prepared to move on to the next stage of their education and the start of their young adult lives.

Our provision for education, within 20 acres of rural Hampshire, allows for exploration and the development of a love of learning. Crucially, this is carefully balanced across a wider curriculum that provides not only academic rigour and focus, but also the sort of opportunities and experiences that remain with our pupils for the rest of their lives.

About the school

The school was founded in Surrey in 1926. In 1946 it moved to Wiltshire, and finally settled in 1953 in our attractive rural setting in Hampshire. Highwood House is a beautiful red brick building constructed in 1850 by Captain Suckling (related to Lord Nelson). The house stands in 20 acres of grounds which include playing fields, forest school, a heated swimming pool, tennis courts, an all weather riding arena, stables, woodland, a narrow river, a natural pond and gardens, as well as a school farm.

Since 2012 the school has extended its facilities with a new dining room, constructed sustainably with a living, seedum roof. We have also opened a new classroom block for specialist teaching in art, modern foreign languages, and design technology. The introduction of a kiln, a 3-d printer and a laser cutter adds to the wide variety of materials the pupils can explore in these subjects. The ASD Multi-Purpose Hall includes a full size sports hall, large viewing gallery, changing rooms, staging and lighting. A high standard of specification has been used throughout; it is used extensively for sport, drama, assemblies and community opportunities. The ESD Early Years Building was constructed in 2007. It contains four classrooms, large shared area, cloakrooms and specifically designed outside area for the education of young children aged 2 years 9 months – 5 years.

Within the house itself is a well stocked fiction and reference library, an extensive Science laboratory and an Information Technology room. External buildings include individual cookery, art, technology and music rooms. Within the grounds is our Millennium conservation area including two ponds with dipping platforms and timber walkways over marshy areas giving children the chance to study the natural environment at first hand.

Key Facts

  • Total Pupils: 332
  • Day Fees: £3140 to £5100/term

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Scholarships, Bursaries & Fees

11+ Means Tested Scholarships, and honorary scholarships are available each year to pupils in a wide range of curriculum areas, including the wider curriculum. Scholarship assessment and interview dates are held in February of each year and scholars are offered a fee discount of up to 15%. An honorary scholarship does not result in discounted fees, however all scholars are automatically part of the Able, Gifted and Talented provision undertaken throughout the year. Opportunities to extend the scholars exist within the school, but are also arranged on an external basis. Often, pupils in this group will be included in the teaching structure of our senior school, King Edwards VI, where they can move through the Key Stage 3 curriculum and into GCSE and A level work. 

Fees Information

Fees for Stroud Independent Prep School for the 2015-2016 academic year will be:

  • Senior School (Ages 10 - 12) – Years 6 - 8 – £5100.00 per term
  • Middle School (Ages 7 - 9) – Years 3 - 5 – £4685.00 per term
  • Pre Prep (Ages 4 - 6) – Reception - Year 2 – £3140.00 per term
  • Nursery (Full time) – £3140.00 per term

Nursery:Please note that from January 2016, Stroud School will be participating in the EYE 15 hour funded scheme. We will also continue to accept childcare vouchers. Part time Nursery places are also available, for which charges are pro-rated accordingly.

Children can arrive at 7.45am for our breakfast club and after school care is available until 5.45pm (an extra charge applies).

Fees are reviewed annually and the Governors always seek to keep parents informed of forthcoming increases well in advance. Reduced fees, currently 5% and 25% respectively, are allowed for second and third children.

Payment:Fees are payable in advance, together with extras incurred during the previous term. Invoices are payable on or before the first day of term. Balances outstanding two weeks after the beginning of term are subject to interest at the rate of 1.5% per month. The school offers the facility for invoices to be settled by direct debit. If you would like to use the Direct Debit facility please complete and sign a Direct Debit mandate and return it to the school.

One term's notice, to be given no later than the first day of term, is required before the withdrawal of a child. One term's fees is payable in lieu of proper notice.

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9.00am - 3.30pm – Core Day

9.00am - 12.00 noon – Morning only


9.00am - 3.30pm

Years 1 + 2

9.00am - 3.45pm

Middle and Senior School

Years 3 - 8

8.40am - 4.30pm

Children may stay to do prep or after school activities until 5.45pm

All children may arrive at school from 7.45am for Breakfast Club and After School Care is available until 5.45pm. Supervision is available for the Pre-Prep children from 3.30pm – 4.30pm, at no extra charge. After school care for Pre Prep children is available at an additional charge from 4.30pm until 5.45pm.

For more information, or to arrange a visit please contact Miss Harrington on 01794 513231

Finding out more

Highwood Lane, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 9ZH
01794 513231
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Key Facts

Open Days

No Forthcoming Events