Wiltshire, United Kingdom
About Stonar School
Stonar is renowned for the excellent quality of its pupils’ achievements and learning. The school prides itself in knowing each pupil individually. Providing a level of individual support that allows each and every pupil do more, and do better than they ever thought possible. No matter what their interest, pupils thrive because from small class sizes, excellent teaching, high expectations and an exceptionally wide range of opportunities. Pupils are expected to work hard and are ambitious and energetic – they pack a huge amount into their busy days. For keen riders, Stonar offers something unique. With its internationally renowned Equestrian Centre, that is an integral part of the school, Stonar is the UK market leader in providing an immersive equestrian experience.
The school is set in 80 acres of stunning parkland and gardens, close to the city of Bath and just 1¼ hours by train from London. Main line rail links are 20 minutes by car. Bristol International Airport is 45 minutes’ drive and London Heathrow Airport is 1½hours’ drive. Pupils may board from the age of 8 and in the Senior School, almost half the pupils board, including a small percentage from overseas.
Stonar offers a wide range of subjects and, as an academically non-selective school, has demonstrated outstanding A Level and GCSE successes at both levels. Students go on to university courses ranging from Medicine and Law to Geology and Music. The school is regularly in the top 10% of schools for value added.
The extensive facilities include an indoor swimming pool, floodlit astro-turf and sports hall, fitness suite, dedicated music school and theatre and a purpose-built Sixth Form Centre. The Equestrian Centre offers pupils the chance to ride, whatever their level of expertise. Keen riders may stable their own horse here and can study for equestrian qualifications alongside A levels