ACS International School

Stroud School, King Edward VI Preparatory School

Highwood Lane, Romsey, Hampshire, United Kingdom SO51 9ZH

Age Range & Fees

Age Range3 to 13
Annual Day Fees£10845 to £17400
Annual Weekly Boarding Fees£0 to £0
Annual Full Boarding Fees£0 to £0

Number of Pupils

Boys Girls
165Day145
0Full Board0
0Weekly0
165Total145

Number of Staff

Full-time: 32
Part-time: 24

GCSE Pass Rate - Age 16

Grades A* - C or 9 – 5

Pass Rate - Age 18

Exams at age 18

Higher Education

Pupils who went on to Higher Education
Head Photo

Mrs Rebecca Smith


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 wide range of activities offer opportunity and challenge, enabling children to build self confidence and realise their full potential.

Children are prepared for entrance exams at 11 and 13 for selective senior schools, but more importantly we aim to prepare them for their future life challenges and to provide a full, all-round education, underpinned by core values of Honesty, Respect and Happiness. 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.

There is a full size, state-of-the-art sports hall, art studios, music room, DT room, cookery facilities and Modern Foreign Languages block.

There is a 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. In September 2018, a brand new Key Stage 1 building for Years 1 to 2 was opened; including 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.
  • 12th November 2020 - Stroud School Open Morning

What we offer

  • Design technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Electronics
  • ICT
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • English
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Cricket
  • Cross-country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Touch rugby
  • Water sports
  • Adventure training
  • Ballet
  • Chess
  • Dance
  • Drama productions
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Horse riding and management
  • Language club
  • Orienteering
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Rock climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Brass
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Percussion
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • After school club
  • Before school/Breakfast club
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Particular diets
  • School bus service
  • Vegetarian
  • Dyslexia
  • Autism
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Physical Disabilities
  • SEBD
  • MLD
  • SLD
  • PMLD
  • Language
  • Aspergers
  • Delicate/Medical
  • Epilepsy
  • Dual/Multi-Sensory
  • Acquired Brain Injury

Method of Entry

  • This is a non-selective school
  • Report from previous school
  • References
  • Registration
  • Scholarship exam
  • Trial day at school
  • Visit school
  • Taster days

Scholarships & Bursaries

  • Drama
  • Academic
  • Art
  • Music
  • Financial need
  • Senior school entry
  • Means tested bursaries

Accreditations and Affliations:

  • IAPS
  • ISC

Religious Affliations:

  • No religious affiliation


Teaching Languages:

  • English
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