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Stowe School, Buckinghamshire

School Details
Stowe, Buckingham,
United Kingdom,
MK18 5EH

Tel: +44 1280 818000
Fax: +44 1280 818181

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Dr Anthony K Wallersteiner, MA (Cantab) PhD

David Fletcher

Accreditations and affiliations:
Religious affiliation:
Church of England
Teaching languages:
Age Range & Fees
13 - 18
Day Fees
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
Number of Pupils
School Boy
School Girl
Full board
Number of Staff
Full Time
Part Time
GCSE Pass Rate - age 16
At Grades A* to C
Pass Rate - age 18
courses are offered for age 18 exams
Higher Education
Pupils who went on to Higher Education or took Gap Year

Method of Entry:

Interview, Common Entrance, Scholarship exam, Entry test or exam, Report from previous school, GCSE results

Scholarships & Bursaries:

All-rounder, Sport, Financial need, Other scholarships, Music, 6th Form, Means tested assisted places, Academic, Art

What we offer

  • ICT
  • Classics
  • Economics
  • Government/Politics
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Design technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Theology
  • Business studies
  • German
  • Ancient Greek
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Russian
  • Latin
  • French
  • Italian
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • Polo
  • Cricket
  • Rugby
  • Fencing
  • Lacrosse
  • Volleyball
  • Athletics
  • Water sports
  • Cross-country
  • Basketball
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Netball
  • Swimming
  • Fitness training
  • Martial arts
  • Squash
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Badminton
  • Football
  • Sailing
  • Cadets - CCF/ACF/ATC etc
  • Horse riding and management
  • Yoga
  • Adventure training
  • Young Enterprise
  • Chess
  • Canoeing
  • Shooting
  • Rowing
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Drama productions
  • Dance
  • Fishing
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Pipe band
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Percussion
  • Jazz
  • Particular diets
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Rail/Airport services
  • After school club
  • Experience of international students
Head PhotoSet in 750 acres of landscape garden and parkland, founded in 1923 in the former home of the Dukes of Buckingham and Chandos, Stowe School is set in a magnificent and inspiring location. Stowe is essentially a country boarding school of unrivalled beauty, committed to the pursuit of intellectual, cultural and sporting excellence, offering the broadest of facilities.

At Stowe, we identify and develop the individual strengths of each of our pupils, guide and nurture their talent, preparing them for their future. Creativity is prized and academic rigour encouraged.

In September 2007 a new girls’ boarding House opens, with a fourth to follow in due course, building upon Stowe’s success as a co-educational school. We place particular emphasis on our level of pastoral care. Housemasters and Housemistresses and their families, resident matrons and academic tutors are all involved in the life of the House.

At Stowe the best educational environment is created by combining traditional teaching methods with innovative technology. IT is used across all subjects to engage the pupils and enhance, not replace, teaching. With our Tutor system and academic clinics, pupils are encouraged, supported and challenged.

Art, drama, music and sport all play a key part in the education provision and cultural life at Stowe. We are proud of the achievements of our pupils as we provide the basis for them to develop their talents further at University, specialist art, drama or music colleges.

All pupils are encouraged to participate fully in a diverse range of extra-curricular activities and to participate in new pursuits that they might not otherwise have considered. There are so many different activities - sporting, cultural and creative. Whether it is Polo, the Historical and Literary Societies, Fishing, Golf (on our own 9-hole course), Beagling, Creative Textiles, Clay Pigeon Shooting or the Debating Society, no pupil can ever complain of being bored or not having enough to do.

Stowe offers a wide range of scholarships which may be supported further with bursaries according to financial need. A limited number of fully funded places are available. Scholarships are available to boys and girls demonstrating academic, musical, artistic, creative, sporting talents and all-round ability. Our Scholars are given many opportunities to explore beyond the confines of the curriculum.

Life at Stowe really does stimulate the individual to achieve his or her best.

In 2006, Dr Anthony Wallersteiner, was delighted to have received Tatler's Award for Best Headmaster of a Public School, 2006.

The Good Schools Guide 2007 says "Parents report blissfully happy children." What more could a Headmaster ask?
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