Stroud School, King Edward VI Preparatory is an independent day school for boys and girls aged 3 to 13 in Romsey, Hampshire. It is part of a foundation with senior school, King Edward VI School.
Headmistress Rebecca Smith says: 'We actively incorporate the skills which form our 'Stroud Spirit' into teaching and learning. The ‘Stroud Spirit’ curriculum strand encompasses six elements: resilience, curiosity, collaboration, independence, leadership, and communication. We always encourage our students to build and reflect upon these traits. This is why Stroud is truly a preparatory school, because we equip students with the tools for success.'
'Our provision for a personalised education, situated within 22 acres of rural Hampshire, allows for exploration. We hope that catering to the individual student will inspire, and develop a love of learning. We have created a wide curriculum that carefully balances academic rigour and focus with the sort of opportunities and experiences that remain with our pupils for the rest of their lives.'
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The school was last inspected in November 2019. Read the inspection reports on the school's website.
The school is owned by King Edward VI School, a registered charity managed by a board of governors. Read more on the Charity Commission website.
What makes Stroud School different?
Attain asked the school, what makes Stroud School different – and why should parents consider it?
Stroud School is an exciting, independent preparatory school where boys and girls aged 3 to 13 years old thrive in its unique family environment.
When you visit, expect to see pupils who are happy, respectful and honest. These three fundamental attributes ensure that school leavers are fully prepared to move on to the next stage of their education and the start of their young adult lives.
There is plenty to please at Stroud. The school has expanded beyond the traditional building, with modern wood-and-glass classrooms in blocks around the site for Nursery, KS1 and KS2. Additionally, there is an outdoor pool (weekly swimming lessons for all year groups April-Sept), huge sports hall, riding paddock, dance studio, music practice rooms, a science lab, dedicated ICT suites for both KS1 and KS2/3 plus a brand new Masterchef-style food tech kitchen and a newly-expanded Wellbeing centre.
Stroud achieved 'Excellent' – the highest possible grading – in its latest Focused Compliance and Educational Quality Inspection report from the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI). The top grading was achieved in both academic achievement and personal development, and was recognised as such from Nursery to Year 8.
As the preparatory school for King Edward VI School in Southampton, its curriculum is designed to achieve the highest academic standards, without compromising the key skills its children need to be successful in the workplace and in life.
The best way to find out more about Stroud School is to visit for an Open Event. The next event for prospective parents is:
School in Action Open Morning – Friday 28th April, 9.30am
This Open Morning will give families the opportunity to come along and meet with children and staff to find out what they love about being at Stroud. Visitors will also have the chance to tour the school and facilities, and those with younger, non-school age children, will be able to meet some of the farm animals and see the learning outside the classroom provision.