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Stonar boarders sat enjoying the grounds
The Boarding Experience

The Boarding Experience 

Stonar is a traditional British boarding school with an excellent reputation for our kind boarding family. Nestled within a charming countryside setting is a vibrant, multicultural boarding community. We ensure a relaxed, home-from-home environment, where everyone is supported and valued as individuals. You can look forward to lots of fun and exciting adventures with friends. We can't wait to welcome you!


Welcoming boarding community



Stunning 80-acre countryside setting



Vast range of evening and weekend activities


Educational excellence since 1895

Visit us online or in person to explore what's special about boarding at Stonar.

Why Board At Stonar?

A high-quality boarding experience in outstanding facilities from Year 5 onwards.

Your child will feel safe and cared for as part of our boarding family because their happiness and wellbeing is every bit as important as their academic progress. The relaxed, fun environment means pupils feel free to be themselves. A mixed age profile develops resilience and a sense of responsibility for peers, the school and the world.

Stonar’s rural setting is valued and provides a tranquil learning environment.

There is, however, a microcosm of the wider world within the school. In our boarding community, pupils learn and benefit from the basis of respect. Living with other people means that every child joins a diverse school family and learns to interact with different backgrounds and cultures, developing global perspectives. 

We strive to nurture our boarders so they achieve their full potential academically and pastorally.

We have a good routine and homework is done at the same time each evening, with support from duty tutors if needed. Stonar truly is a home-from-home in which your child will derive a sense of individuality and belonging.

Boarding Enquiry

At first, I was a bit nervous to board as it was my first time away from home. However, the amazing boarding staff made me feel very welcome and were always there if I needed them."


Welcome from our Boarding Community

There is no better source of experience of boarding at Stonar than from our current pupils. 

Read the document below to hear the stories of our current boarding pupils, from those in Year 6 to our Sixth Form students. 

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Two boarding boys sat happily in their boarding house garden

Pastoral Care


Two girls sat in Ganbrook common room



Two junior girl boarders sat on their bed

Forces Families


Two boarders using a rope ladder to climb in a tree



Drone shot of school site

Virtual Tour

Explore our 80 acre rural campus.

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