Highwood House, Highwood Lane, Romsey, SO51 9ZH, Hampshire
|Head||Mr Joel Worrall|
|Co-ed Age Range||3-13|
|Average Class Size||16-18|
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Stroud School is an exciting, independent preparatory school where boys and girls aged 3 to 13 years old thrive in its unique family environment. In May 2012, it became the preparatory school for King Edward VI School, Southampton, bringing together two highly successful academic Hampshire independent schools.
Highwood House is a beautiful Victorian building standing in 22 acres of beautiful rural countryside. With only five former Heads since its foundation in 1926, Stroud has always been a school that values the family ethos. It is a school with a strong academic record, fantastic sports facilities and links to strong academic secondary schools. Stroud's curriculum achieves the highest academic standard without compromising the key skills its children need to be successful in the workplace and generally in life.
All pupils learn in a relaxed and fun environment. Inside the classroom, Stroud offers academic excellence with a keen grasp on individualised learning. The breadth of co-curricular activities and after school clubs allows every student to find and feed their passion. The School's values: 'Honesty, Respect, and Happiness' underpins all activities at Stroud and the School sees these values reflected in its pupils' behaviour every day. As a result, Stroud fosters a culture in which the children have a genuine desire to achieve success.
Taking lessons outside of the classroom, with expansive grounds at its disposal, forms an integral part of learning and Stroud has recently been awarded the 'Council for Learning Outside the Classroom' (CLOtC) Silver Award, a national accreditation that has been endorsed by the Department for Education. This award sits perfectly alongside the School's 'Eco Schools Green Flag', which it has maintained for the past six years.
A large body of research shows that outdoor learning improves children's health, increases their enjoyment and engagement with learning and leads to a greater connection with nature. Stroud offers an extended programme of 'Learning Outside the Classroom' for this very reason. From week long overseas trips to day visits to local country parks, to Forest and Beach School. Forest School has been an integrated part of Pre-Prep education at Stroud for many years and the Beach School has been a hugely popular and rewarding addition to the curriculum.
Extra-curricular activities also enhance its core curricular programme. It is the School's responsibility to build the whole child and encourage growth and independence whilst introducing new opportunities, allowing children to explore different roads they wouldn't normally venture down. All clubs at Stroud lead to this; whether it's solving a maths equation in Maths Club, holding a conversation in German Club or perfecting a tackle at rugby practice. Extra clubs help build confidence and the School has seen a huge benefit to pupils' well-being and a greater sense of achievement and resilience.
Stroud regularly uses the pitches at Wellington Sports Ground, the Outward Bound Centre in the Dartmoor National Park, and is looking forward to its pupils performing in the new multi-million pound theatre at King Edward VI School. New development plans allow for new facilities that will keep pace with a 21st Century educational need. What has not changed at Stroud, however, is the opportunities that it provides for its pupils.
To find out more about life at Stroud or to arrange a visit, call 01794 513231 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.