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Matthew Way Headmaster walking with three pupils
Welcome from the Headmaster

Welcome from the Headmaster

Matthew Way joined Stonar as Headmaster in September 2019. Find out more from Mr Way about what makes Stonar different.

Portrait of Headmaster Matthew Way

'' Stonar is a school with, in my experience, a unique and wonderful charm. I am fortunate to live on our beautiful school site with my wife and my three children, all of whom attend Stonar. 

Having spent my twenties as an Infantry Officer in the army, I have worked in boarding and day schools for nearly 25 years, including ten years as a boarding Housemaster. I joined Stonar in September 2019. It's certainly been an interesting period to be a Head, but I am incredibly proud of the way that the pupils, staff and parents have responded to the challenges we have encountered as a result of Covid. We have improvised, adapted and overcome anything we have faced, but most importantly, we've thrived.  

Stonar is a kind, hard-working, happy school, with a family-oriented community. Children have the freedom to be themselves without the fear of being judged, and this, in turn, encourages their motivation to succeed. Our pupils retain their joy because they are not pressured to conform, but rather encouraged to blossom and discover their true passions.  

While a website cannot give you the same experience as a personal tour, I hope that you are starting to appreciate how special Stonar is and that you feel encouraged to start planning your visit.''

Matthew Way,

The Stonar Way 

Mr Way writes to parents weekly in the school's newsletter, Stonar Matters, featuring both news articles and opinion pieces. These can be read by prospective parents.

                                                READ here                                                  

Interview with Muddy Stilettos

Mr Way spoke to Muddy Stilettos to explain how the school continued to provide excellent remote learning and pastoral care to all pupils during lockdown.

                                              READ full ARTICLE                                       

Drone shot of school site

Virtual Tour

Explore our 80 acre rural campus.

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