Stowe School

About Stowe School

Stowe School

The academic experience at Stowe School is designed to encourage intellectual curiosity, a thirst for knowledge and understanding and independence of thought and expressions. Pupils are asked to be committed and enthusiastic learners, to embrace challenges and to see failure as a necessary step in achieving progress.

They are urged to be ambitious, make the most of their academic opportunities and continually strive to improve their skills. In addition to the wide range of academic subjects on offer at both GCSE and A-Level, there are numerous extra seminars, societies and talks from visiting speakers that pupils are encouraged to attend, as well as a rich and varied schedule of events.

Boarding at Stowe School

The House system is at the heart of our pastoral care at Stowe School. A happy, settled and secure pupil is more likely to succeed academically and have a positive social and personal life. The supportive family atmosphere and Christian ethos encourage pupils to develop a lasting sense of moral, social and spiritual responsibility.


Type of School Co-educational day and boarding
School Address Stowe School, Stowe, Buckingham MK18 5EH
Number of Pupils 900 (20% international)
Number of Boarders 640
Age Range 13 to 18 years
Distance from Airports

Heathrow – 67 miles (1 hour 15 minutes); Gatwick – 102 miles (1 hour 47 minutes)

Distance from London

78 miles (1 hour 46 minutes)

Educational Programmes

GCSE, A Levels

Co-Curricular Programmes

We encourage our young people to participate in a new activity each term during their early years at Stowe, to try out something that they would not normally consider. Through a wide range of extra-curricular House and Inter-House activities, dramatic, sporting, musical and cultural, pupils appreciate the benefits of teamwork, co-operation and involvement. Activities extend beyond the School, having a strong CCF contingent, a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme and a Community Service programme which operates locally on a termly basis. There are so many different activities from sporting, academic and creative options that no Stoic should ever be bored or lacking in something worthwhile to do.