Stroud is a co-educational day school for children aged 3-13 in a rural location on the outskirts of Romsey in Hampshire.
It is an exciting school full of character and innovation. Children are taught the full range of National Curriculum subjects by highly qualified staff. The range of opportunities and activities are many and varied enabling children to build self confidence and realise their full potential.
Children are prepared for various entrance exams at 11+ and 13+ for entry into selective senior schools, but more importantly we aim to prepare them for their future life challenges and to provide a full, all-round education. Stroud has an excellent academic record and has similar high expectations in sport, music, drama, the arts and many extra-curricular activities.
Highwood House is a beautiful red brick building situated in an attractive and rural setting within easy reach of Winchester, Southampton and Salisbury. There is a morning bus available from local areas. The house stands in 20 acres of grounds which include playing fields, a heated swimming pool, tennis courts, an all-weather riding arena, stables, woodland, a narrow river, a natural pond, and gardens. Within the house itself are classrooms, a well-stocked fiction and reference library, an extensive Science laboratory, and an Information Technology room with over 20 PCs connected to our own network.
The Andrew Sanger-Davies Hall includes a full size state-of-the-art sports hall, gallery, and changing rooms.
January 2007 saw the opening of our purpose-built Early Years Unit comprising of two nursery and two reception classrooms complete with outside environment to fulfil the needs of young enquiring minds. Now in September 2018, the brand new Key Stage 1 building for Years 1 to 2 is full of activity, with folding walls between classrooms to enable collaborative learning, a model adopted in Finnish schools to great acclaim.
Within these comfortable surroundings and a delightful family atmosphere we encourage children to be self-disciplined and develop a sense of responsibility towards each other and the environment in which they live.