Basic Information & Location
Stowe School is an independent school in Stowe, Buckinghamshire. The place with 750 acres of parkland and gardens that are regarded as the embodiment of 18th century enlightenment is simply adored by the students.
At Stowe, each boy and girl is treated as an individual in the firm belief that he or she has the potential for excellence waiting to be unearthed and burnished – the jewel within.
Stowe’s students are motivated to succeed, some of them aiming for traditional paths, medicine, economics, others for rather innovative courses. Good teaching and openness to new ideas which are delivered in a supportive environment are the priority at Stowe. Time is spent looking at how all individuals learn in order to improve the processes of teaching and learning. The School has evening clinics for every matter, so if students do not understand something the first time, there is always a second chance.
Boarding / Pastoral Care
Everyone at Stowe is eager to help, and care is delivered abundantly with everybody from cleaners and caretakers, housemistresses and academic staff on hand to help. There are twelve boarding houses in total, with kitchens and communal rooms. Premises occupied by girls are brand new, with in-house gym, pool room and other facilities. The School is really strict when it comes to drugs, alcohol and cyber bullying, and whereas second chances are a possibility, they are never a given.
All students at Stowe do CCF or D of E with a push towards community work. Sport is quite strong, with national representation in rowing, cricket, rugby, lacrosse, golf, fencing, and equestrian events. The School takes pride in having first division lacrosse champions, with similar levels of success in polo, hockey and rugby. The annual arts festival taking place at Stowe encompasses science, sport, dance, music, art and drama. Music is also popular and plentiful, often with weekly summer performances being the perfect backdrop for the picnicking parents. Apart from having their own radio station with resident DJs, the School also hosts party nights ranging from themed skiing to bungee runs and magic.