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Our Mission & Values

Our Mission 

At Stonar, our mission is to prepare each pupil to thrive in a globalised world by supporting them to develop the skills, knowledge and self-assurance to succeed academically and personally.

The quality of pupils' academic and other achievements is excellent."

ISI Inspection Report

Stonar pupils work hard


We set high standards for our pupils and are proud of exceptional achievement across the school. Our learners are afforded a high degree of personalised attention in a supportive yet challenging educational environment. The result is that Stonar is consistently listed in the top 10% of schools for value-added, meaning that pupils regularly obtain higher results than predicted. 

In the Prep School, we offer an innovative enquiry led Primary Curriculum, which emphasises creativity, sport and outdoor education, combined with developing an international-mindedness through engaging thematic units.. Thematic learning continues for pupils in Years 7 and 8, as pupils work towards the Stonar Diploma. As our Senior pupils enter their exam years, they have the opportunity to choose from a broad range of subjects for GCSE, A Level and Diploma courses. Each year approximately 95% of our students gain entrance to their chosen university.

Senior female pupil smiling while sitting in her lesson with friends


We are a community of over 420 pupils and over 60 teachers. Our pupils are treated as individuals, so whether they are 2 or 18, they are well-known by their teachers, form tutors, house parents and peers across the school. 

Stonar has a unique charm and a calm contentedness. The school prides itself on having a community built on kindness and integrity; pupils here are heard and supported, and their self-confidence flourishes. 

Pupils are supported to try a multitude of fresh experiences and explore new passions - and discover the part they play as global citizens.


Sport, riding, drama, public speaking, music, art, photography, languages, outdoor expeditions, leadership …we expect our pupils to get involved in all aspects of a rich and varied school life.

For riders, Stonar’s offer is remarkable; we are home to the UK’s finest riding academy and the immersive experience here produces highly successful equestrian teams.  Pupils may bring their own horse to school or loan one of the Stonar stable. The facilities are at the heart of the school, and highly qualified staff support learners to achieve dedicated equestrian qualifications (BHS and BTEC).

Around 40% of pupils ride, including over half of our boarding community, but many more non-riders enjoy coming to the stables and patting their favourite ponies at break or lunchtime. 

With a large, open, rural site of 80 acres and stunning views of the Wiltshire countryside, our pupils enjoy making the most of being outdoors - be that for sports lessons, lunch time play or after school activities.

Stonar boys at climbing wall for leadership event


A countryside school with global goals. Stonar pupils are fortunate to be part of a forward-thinking international group of schools.

We ensure opportunities to develop a global outlook through the school’s cohort, curriculum and trips.  There are plentiful learning opportunities through partnerships with organisations such as WWF and LEGO - and collaborative projects with pupils in partner schools. As a member of the Globeducate group, Stonar prides itself on developing individuals with a global mindset.

We ensure that our pupils build character, learn skills and develop abilities beyond the purely academic. 

Our young people have a voice. Our pupils have the power to act and help build a more equal, fair and sustainable society. We prepare each of our pupils to become a global citizen who can shape the world.

We wanted an environment that let children discover their strengths and areas that interested them...Stonar is that school."

Stonar Parent

Stonar At A Glance


Established 1895


'Excellent' - ISI Rating


Day and Boarding, 130 full boarders


Impressive value added at GCSE and A Level results


Welcoming 420 pupils from over 15 different countries, 80% British pupils


Outstanding pastoral care tailored to the individual


Academically ambitious for all pupils

World-class onsite equestrian provision


A broad and progressive curriculum 

Many schools talk about treating the child as an individual, but Stonar actually does it!"

Stonar Parent 

Drone shot of Stonar campus

Virtual Tour

Explore our 80 acre rural campus.

virtual tour

Boy boarder running on grass with a dog

Life in Boarding

Welcoming boarders from 9 years old.

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Headmaster stood in grounds talking to a group of pupils

Meet the Head

Matthew Way joined Stonar in September 2019.

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