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Stowe is a private boarding school in Buckingham, England that offers an outstanding education to boys and girls aged 13 – 18.
Stowe is a private boarding school in Buckingham, England that offers an outstanding education to boys and girls aged 13 – 18.
This historic British school is housed in a ducal mansion and 750 acres of sublimely beautiful landscape gardens, which provide pupils with a peaceful and inspiring environment for learning.

Stowe is a renowned private school that enjoys a long history of academic and sporting excellence.

Its pupils receive a first-rate British education that is grounded in tradition, while remaining progressive and outward looking.

Stowe has an outstanding record in academic attainment, thanks to a combination of modern teaching methodologies and rigorous standards.

Pupils benefit from excellent teaching, a wide choice of academic subjects and sit GSCE, A-Level and SAT examinations, which prepare them for entry to the most competitive universities in the United Kingdom and America.

The school strives to help each pupil achieve his or her full potential in all areas of education.

Every child is fully supported in the development of their unique talents, whether athletic, intellectual or artistic.

Through challenging and inspiring teaching, Stoics are encouraged to question convention and develop their natural curiosity about the world.

The learning environment at Stowe is highly supportive and promotes an atmosphere of solidarity and mutual respect among all its pupils.

A strong Christian ethos fosters a sense of moral and social purpose in students, who are expected to consider the rights and needs of other people at all stages of their education.

Pupils who choose to board are provided with a nurturing environment that is dedicated to their health and well-being.

The family structure of the boarding house system allows for a high degree of social interaction and the staff work hard to ensure that every pupil feels happy, safe and settled during their time at Stowe.

Recent successes enjoyed by Stowe include:

  • Dr Anthony Wallersteiner, winner of The Tatler Headmaster of the Year
  • Stowe School, shortlisted by The Tatler as Best School of the Year
  • 2012: six Stoics awarded places to read Medicine or Veterinary Science at top universities
  • National Cricket Champions 2011 and 2012
  • National Polo Champions 2011
  • Semi-Finalists Daily Mail Cup Rugby Competition 2010 and 2012
  • Good Schools Guide: “blissfully happy children”
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Summary

Tuition

  • Day Tuition

    £22,500

  • Boarding Tuition

    £30,975

  • Scholarships

    Academic / Art / Music / Performing Arts / Sports / All-Rounders / Sixth Form

Academics

  • A-Level pass rate

    70% A*-B

  • GCSE pass rate

    99.3% 5 or more A*-C

  • Oxbridge entrance

    4%

  • Russell group entrance

    50%

Teaching Environment

  • Total enrollment

    773

  • Setting

    Semi-rural

  • Teacher - student ratio

    1:8

Programmes of Study

  • Academic programmes

    GCSE / A-Level

  • Extracurricular programmes

    Rugby / Hockey / Football / Theatre / Art / Music / Sailing / Swimming / Tennis / Horse-riding / Basketball / Chess / Debating society / Duke of Edinburgh's Award / Film Club / Netball / Rowing / Lacrosse / Badminton / Orchestra / Golf

Languages

  • Main language

    English

  • Language courses offered

    Spanish / German / Italian / Mandarin / ESL / EAL / French

Pupils

  • Girls

    Yes

  • Boys

    Yes

  • Age of entry

    13+ / 16+

  • Age of entry to boarding houses

    13+

University Preparation

  • Preparation course

    Yes - Oxbridge / UCAS Preparation / Careers guidance

  • University counselling

    Yes

Boarding

  • Full boarding

    Yes

  • Day pupils

    Yes

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