Stonar School

Stonar is a co-ed, day & boarding school for Nursery to Sixth Form, located on an 80 acre rural campus in Wiltshire. In the Prep School we offer the innovative International Primary Curriculum, which emphasises creativity, sport and outdoor education, combined with developing an international-mindedness through engaging thematic units.

Operating as usual

Photos from Stonar School's post 22/06/2021

πŸ“– Henrietta Saunders loves to teach pupils in our Prep School about English and the joy of reading, possessing many different resources to engage children with Literacy. Read all about her in our latest edition of Teacher Tuesday: https://hubs.ly/H0QMRCm0

#stonar #teachertuesday #literacy #globeducate

18/06/2021

Thank you @CHSBristol for organising such an enjoyable ISA U13’s Cricket festival

Thank you @CHSBristol for organising such an enjoyable ISA U13’s Cricket festival

Photos from Stonar School's post 18/06/2021

πŸ—£οΈ What a great week of Globeducate Debating it has been. Involving 40 Globeducate schools across many different time zones, the event provided Stonar pupils with speaking opportunities they will remember for a long time.

Following on from our Year 9 pupils on Monday, Year 7 pupils took up the reins on Tuesday, tackling the motions of "Voting should be compulsory" and "Exams are the best way to test student knowledge". This provided our Year 7 pupils with a great chance to showcase their skills, and they represented the school with real confidence.

The last day of competition involved Sixth Form students. Competing against Blyth Academy in Canada, we more than held our own as Chiara, Emerald and Emilia argued passionately against the "Only young people under 20 should run governments" motion.

Our Head girl, Chiara, commented, "I've had so much fun this week. I hope my final speech for Stonar reflected everything I've learned over the years."

#stonar #publicspeaking #globeducatedebate #globeducate

Photos from Stonar School's post 14/06/2021

πŸ—£οΈ Speaking to a literal worldwide audience of over 40 Globeducate schools, Joy, Arabella and Antonia grappled with the motion that "men make naturally better leaders than women". If there is any motion designed to prompt a passionate response at Stonar, then it is this one! Joy spoke with passion and fluency, blending careful research with strong opinions. Antonia and Arabella put aside their personal beliefs and entered into the great spirit of the Globeducate Debate.

It's great to see pupils' passion for public speaking at Stonar, as appreciating another person’s point of view, and arguing a case you strongly disagree with, is a great skill. Well done everyone, you represented the school with real passion.

#stonar #debate #globeducatedebate #globeducate

Photos from Stonar School's post 12/06/2021

U13 A XI vs. Tockington Manor School

Some photographs from this mornings fixture.

Congratulations to Tommy on his 4 wickets and Olliver on his 56*

Photos from Stonar School's post 12/06/2021

Looking for a Summer Holiday Club? With our vast grounds and open spaces, join us for a fantastic range of outdoor and indoor activities this summer.

Open to children from 3 to 11 years old, we offer half day, short day and full day sessions from Monday 12 July providing parents with flexible childcare this summer in a fun, friendly and safe environment.

To find out more or to book visit: https://www.stonarschool.com/prep-school-2-11-/holiday-club

11/06/2021

πŸ’¨ Stonar's Year 11 pupils have finished their formal GCSE work, meaning they are able to explore some areas of study not on the core curriculum - in other words, they can relax and have some well-deserved fun! This week, they experimented with a mix of

πŸ’¨ Stonar's Year 11 pupils have finished their formal GCSE work, meaning they are able to explore some areas of study not on the core curriculum - in other words, they can relax and have some well-deserved fun! This week, they experimented with a mix of hydrogen gas and air to achieve the most effective explosive mix to propel a rocket (a 2 litre bottle) across the lab. Safe to say when they discovered the correct mix between 20-40% hydrogen and air, they were shocked by the somewhat loud and spectacular results!

#stonar #science #scienceexperiments #globeducate

Photos from Stonar School's post 10/06/2021

πŸ–οΈ Our Lower Sixth Geography group headed to Studland Bay before half term, to collect data for their coursework about succession on a sand dune ecosystem. After weeks of stormy weather, they were very fortunate not to be rained on! The group worked hard all day and collected their data efficiently – ensuring that Mrs Smith’s last ever field trip, before she retires, was a success!

#stonar #geography #studlandbay #globeducate

09/06/2021

🏏 Our U13 Cricket team played against St Francis yesterday, and celebrated in the sunshine after Stonar won by 51 runs! Thank you to St Francis for your hospitality; lots of fun was had by all with some excellent cricket being played in both matches. G

🏏 Our U13 Cricket team played against St Francis yesterday, and celebrated in the sunshine after Stonar won by 51 runs! Thank you to St Francis for your hospitality; lots of fun was had by all with some excellent cricket being played in both matches. Good luck for the remainder of the season.

#stonar #cricket #stonarsport #globeducate

08/06/2021

A beautiful #stonarsky at the equestrian centre this evening.

#stonar #summersky #globeducate

A beautiful #stonarsky at the equestrian centre this evening.

#stonar #summersky #globeducate

Photos from Stonar School's post 08/06/2021

Jo Chilcott is a Senior Coach in our Equestrian Centre, and having worked at the school for 10 years, she has an excellent track record of bringing out the best in our riders.

🐴 Read all about her in our latest edition of Teacher Tuesday: https://hubs.ly/H0PNWfL0

#stonar #equestrian #equestriancoach #globeducate

Photos from Stonar School's post 07/06/2021

Our boarding staff arrange an exciting variety of events for our boarders over the weekends. Before half-term, boarders enjoyed trying out fencing and clay pigeon shooting, they competed in the Stonar Alternative Olympics, took part in a detective investigation and honed their pottery skills. In addition to enjoying the sports and equestrian facilities onsite, they also enjoy regular baking sessions too, as well as trips to Bath and the local village of Atworth. Now, after a well earned half-term rest, all our boarders and day pupils are looking forward to the exciting activities planned for their last few weeks of this year. #stonar #boarding #boardinglife #globeducate

Photos from Stonar School's post 28/05/2021

πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈYears 5 and 6 showed great sportsmanship and performance at their athletics meeting on Wednesday, with friendly and passionate competition throughout. As the weather becomes warmer, all of our pupils are excited to take part in their favourite summer sports as we head towards the end of the academic year. #stonar #athletics #competition #globeducate

24/05/2021

🎾 The intra-school tennis championships are continuing in earnest. The Quarter Finals matches will be concluded today. Good luck players!

🎾 The intra-school tennis championships are continuing in earnest. The Quarter Finals matches will be concluded today. Good luck players!

Photos from Stonar School's post 24/05/2021

It was lovely to finally play some cricket this season! Two fantastic games that were decided in the final over of the U13 Girls match on Saturday. Thank you @cslcardiffsport for making the long journey over to Stonar. Good luck for the rest of the season.

Photos from Stonar School's post 21/05/2021

πŸ–₯️ This week in Coding Club, pupils experimented with Micro:bits, working with lighting up LED's and using crocodile clips connected to their headphones to listen to their programmed melodies.

πŸ‘¦ Stonar offers a wide range of co-curricular activities that engage pupils of all ages and allows them to explore and develop their passions and hobbies.

πŸ‘ Interested in our Senior School? Register for tomorrow's Virtual Open Morning: https://bit.ly/3c2v8LR

#stonar #coding #cocurricular #globeducate

Photos from Stonar School's post 20/05/2021

Yesterday, pupils in Years 3 - 7 took part in the Globeducate Virtual Olympics. This was the first time every single pupil in the year groups could participate, and all who did threw themselves into every event with such enthusiasm. We can't wait to see the official results next month!

To read the full article on the morning's events, please click here: https://bit.ly/3bDlrT1 #stonar #olympics #virtualolympics #globeducate

Photos from Stonar School's post 19/05/2021

Year 9 focused on developing their leadership skills last week, coming off timetable for the day to learn about the responsibility and reward that comes with leadership. The pupils worked in teams during the day in different areas of School, including Sports Leaders, Environmental Leaders, Academic Mentors and Induction Leaders.

Getting out of the classroom and participating in group challenges was well received by all. Although theory is important too, the combination of classroom and outside learning had a positive effect on everyone involved!

πŸ’» Interested in our Senior School? Register for our Senior Virtual Open Evening via our website: https://bit.ly/3c2v8LR πŸ’» #stonar #leadershipday #seniorschool #globeducate

Photos from Stonar School's post 18/05/2021

Dave Messenger is an integral figure within two popular STEM subjects. He has overseen the transition of Design & Technology from club to GCSE course, and loves to see the interest grow every year. Read our latest Teacher Tuesday article to find out more about how creative our pupils can be within this subject: https://bit.ly/2Qu97xl πŸ“ #stonar #teachertuesday #STEM #globeducate

Photos from Stonar School's post 13/05/2021

πŸ’» Senior School Virtual Open Morning, Saturday 22 May at 10.00am πŸ’»

Stonar's 80 acre school site allows children an abundance of space to grow academically and personally. Our progressive curriculum transcends the purely academic, creating an enriching environment in which pupils discover and develop their individual talents - and gain a deeper experience of the world.

Stonar is proud of our exceptional pupil achievement. We are in the top 1.5% of schools for value-added at GCSE, meaning our pupils achieve results higher than pupils of the same ability nationally.

Personalised attention for each pupil means teachers are able to tailor and optimise the learning experience for each individual, ensuring they get the most from their education at Stonar.

Interested to learn more? Register for our Virtual Open Morning, please visit our website: https://bit.ly/3c2v8LR

Photos from Stonar School's post 12/05/2021

Today is International #nursesday and we wish to thank Sister Walford and the Health and Wellbeing team for all they do for pupils, parents and staff.

Sister Walford is a key part of our school community, even more so during the last year when she's worked so hard to keep everyone in our community safe and well. Thank you!

Photos from Stonar School's post 12/05/2021

At the beginning of the Summer Term, we welcomed a new resident artist to exhibit in our Art Department: Becky Borthwick. Becky is a textile and mixed media artist based in Marlborough, and her art is rooted in the changing landscape around her. She loves to capture the essence and beauty of Wiltshire using found objects from a field or beach, recycled materials and textiles, combining them with acrylics, inks, dyes and watercolour.

🎨 Her work is on display next to the Sixth Form Art Rooms, where everyone can view her amazing work.

#stonar #residentartist #stonarart #globeducate

Photos from Stonar School's post 11/05/2021

🐴 Bookings now open for our Residential Riding Camp!
🌞 Sunday 25 July to Saturday 21 August

Looking for a summer activity? Love riding? We are welcoming riders aged from 9 - 16 to join our Residential Riding Camps, where your days will be spent developing your riding and stable management skills at our onsite equestrian centre, followed by evenings of fun in our boarding houses.

Find out more: www.stonarschool.com/ridingcamp

Photos from Stonar School's post 11/05/2021

Reception are enjoying learning all about life "Under the Sea" this term. They had a fantastic lesson to start their day today learning all about different undersea animals, demonstrating their excellent writing, reading and colouring skills.

Interested in Stonar Reception? We still have places available for September 2021. Register for our Prep Virtual Open Evening to find out more: https://bit.ly/3c2v8LR

#stonar #reception #underthesea #globeducate

Photos from Stonar School's post 10/05/2021

Stonar pupils participating in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award had a fantastic day navigating an 11 mile route in the sunshine over the weekend. After having to cancel the original expedition due to horrendous weather on Saturday, the group got stuck straight into their task the next day. Everyone put in a great effort and showed excellent team work skills - well done! #stonar #dofe #navigation #globeducate

Photos from PONY Mag's post 08/05/2021

Thank you PONY Mag for promoting our Residential Riding Camp that will be running in July and August for 9 to 16 year olds. Enthusiastic riders will enjoy combining busy days at the stables with fun-filled evenings in our boarding accommodation. Find out more: https://www.stonarschool.com/stonar-short-courses/residential-riding-camps/summer-residential-riding-camp

Photos from Stonar School's post 05/05/2021

πŸ’»Prep School Virtual Open Evening, Wednesday 12 May at 7.30pmπŸ’»

Our Prep Virtual Open Evening is a great way to get a feel for Stonar and meet our Head of Prep and teaching staff. Register to attend on our website: https://bit.ly/3c2v8LR

πŸ“š Children are free to learn and explore in our 80 acre campus, with specialist teachers who know every pupil as an individual and deliver an engaging and progressive curriculum.

🏏 The Prep School enjoy full use of the School's impressive facilities, including excellent sporting venues, such as our swimming pool, astro turf and sports hall.

🐴 Stonar's Equestrian Centre allows young riders to blossom as they develop their skills with our experienced coaches.

πŸ•— Daily wraparound care (included in the fees) enables Prep pupils to be at school from 8am - 6pm.

Photos from Stonar School's post 04/05/2021

What a great way to spend a bank holiday! Yesterday, six Stonar pupils competed at the Dorset Show Ground in the British Showjumping Just for Schools competition. All riders and their horses did really well in the windy conditions, and luckily the rain held off till the end of the day. The classes were direct qualifiers and riders in the top 3 have qualified for the championships. Well done to everyone who competed!

πŸ‡ Please see the fourth picture for the results

#stonar #equestrian #showjumping #globeducate

Photos from Stonar School's post 01/05/2021

Prep School Virtual Open Evening, Wednesday 12 May at 7.30pm

Join Head of Prep, Mr Cunningham, and his teaching staff for an insight into the progressive curriculum delivered in a fantastic setting of 80 acres. We maximise opportunities to use our outdoor space and extensive facilities to ensure your child has the best start to their education.

Register to attend: https://www.stonarschool.com/prep-school-2-11-/prep-virtual-open-evening

Photos from Stonar School's post 29/04/2021

Years 7 and 8 put their skills and communication to the test this week as they embarked on Team Building days. Despite Year 7 encountering some gloomy weather, both year groups really immersed themselves in the activities, which included rock climbing, canoeing and archery. The challenges proved that efficient teamwork can make any situation easier - even if you land in cold water! Well done for showing so much enthusiasm and recognising how valuable these opportunities are. #stonar #teamwork #teambuilding #globeducate

Timeline Photos 27/04/2021

Success never stops at Stonar! Head Girl, Chiara, has been presented with her certificate for Grade 8 Music Theatre, passing with Distinction after submitting her video to the London College of Music - congratulations! Chiara, and other singing pupils, have continued to have lessons via Teams during lockdown and prepared for their singing exams. Good luck to all pupils currently preparing for their ABRSM singing exams later this term!🎡 #stonar #singingexam #distinction #globeducate

Success never stops at Stonar! Head Girl, Chiara, has been presented with her certificate for Grade 8 Music Theatre, passing with Distinction after submitting her video to the London College of Music - congratulations! Chiara, and other singing pupils, have continued to have lessons via Teams during lockdown and prepared for their singing exams. Good luck to all pupils currently preparing for their ABRSM singing exams later this term!🎡 #stonar #singingexam #distinction #globeducate

Co-ed, Day & Boarding from 2-18

With our small class sizes, individual support and track record for getting the most out of each pupil, Stonar is a trusted environment for your child’s education.

We set high standards for our pupils and are proud of exceptional pupil achievement across the school. Stonar has a hard-working academic environment, enabled by teaching that treats pupils as individuals. Pupils are encouraged to get involved in all aspects of school life and, for keen riders, there is an unequalled onsite Equestrian Centre to suit complete beginners, through to experienced, competitive riders.

A countryside school with global goals. Stonar pupils are fortunate to be part of a forward-thinking international group of schools. Pupils have the opportunity to develop a global outlook through the school’s curriculum, trips and collaborative projects with pupils in partner schools.

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We ensure that our pupils build character, learn skills and develop abilities beyond the purely academic. For riders Stonar offers something unique; Stonar is regarded as the UK’s finest riding academy. The equestrian facilities are at the heart of the school and pupils may bring their own horse to school or loan one of the Stonar stable. Around 40% of pupils ride, but many more non-riders enjoy coming to the stables and patting their favourite ponies at break or lunchtime