Cottles Park, Atworth, Wiltshire SN12 8NT
Tel: 01225 701740, web:

Name of principal: Mr Matthew Way, BSc.Econ. (Hons), PGCE, MEd

Age of pupils: 2 – 18

Number of pupils: Junior school 100; Senior school 340

Fees: Boarders: £9,660 – £12,600 per term; Reception/Prep: £3,390 – £4,575 per term; Senior school: £6,100 – £6,580 per term

Religious denomination: Non-denominational

The curriculum: The school offers a broad and imaginative curriculum. Small class sizes, a hard-working ethic and excellent teaching ensures that each pupil achieves their full potential. Stonar is regularly in the top 2% of schools at GCSE and A Level for value added, meaning pupils achieve on average up to a grade higher than predicted in all subjects. The school motivates pupils to think for themselves, explore new ideas and develop independence, imagination, resilience, high aspirations and a sense of responsibility for their own progress. Pupils gain confidence in their strengths, acquire life-long learning skills and the ability to adapt to change.

Extra curricular activities: Through the huge range of co-curricular activities on offer in the 80-acre campus, pupils discover their own interests and talents and learn to respect and celebrate those of others. An array of clubs at lunchtime and after lessons enrich the experience at Stonar, and academic work is enhanced by subject specific trips. Forty percent of Stonar pupils ride at our British Horse Society approved equestrian centre, which offers outstanding onsite facilities including stabling, indoor and outdoor schools and a cross country schooling field.

Pastoral care: Pupils, parents and teachers alike often describe Stonar as a family. As a small school, each pupil is known individually. A nurturing ethos is integral to the school, backed up by an outstanding and robust pastoral structure that ensures the very best care for every child. Stretched and inspired by everything they experience at Stonar, pupils develop into confident and outgoing young adults.

Outstanding characteristics: Stonar is proud to be a member of Globeducate – an international network of more than 55 premium schools and online programmes, educating more than 31,000 students in nine different countries and across three continents. As a result, pupils attending Stonar benefit from developing a global outlook that will be essential for the world in which they will live and work. Through its partnerships with the schools in the group, pupils engage in a wide range of academic and cultural events that allow them to work alongside peers of other nationalities and forge long-term connections and friendships.