Stonar School

Atworth, Melksham

Stonar is a traditional British boarding school for those aged 9-18 and local students from 3-18. Just 8 miles outside of Bath, we are within 1.5 hours of London Heathrow, yet situated in beautiful safe countryside. Stonar is not a highly selective school but welcomes those of medium to high academic ability. We concentrate on discovering every young person’s talents and passions and developing them to the fullest. Academically and in all aspects of life, Stonar pupils consistently exceed all expectations.

Key Facts

Location Rural, 20 minutes from Bath near the village of Atworth
School Status Co-educational
Headteacher  Dr Sally Divall
Available Courses GCSE, A Level, 3-year A Level, IELTS, IGCSE and broad British curriculum from ages 9-14 plus riding and cookery qualifications
Accommodation 4 Boarding houses
Facilities Heated indoor pool, fully-equipped gym, Astroturf, equestrian centre, basketball courts, tennis courts, Sixth Form centre, art and photography studios, dance studio, indoor sports hall, Sixth Form bar, Sixth Form study centre, 80 acres of grounds
Unique Features 65-70 horses and probably the best horse riding programme in the UK
Academic achievements In the top 5-10% of all schools for added value results according to the University of Durham’s CEM
University Destinations University of Exeter, Durham, Cardiff, Warwick, Bath, Glasgow, Southampton, NYU, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Norland (2016)
Other achievements Alumni include Holly Bodimeade (actress), Laura Ford (sculptor), George Spence (event horserider), Romola Garai (actor)



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Educational Courses Covered

Core Subjects – Mathematics, English Language, English Literature, Religious Studies, Combined or Triple Science

Optional Subjects – Business Studies, Drama, Fine Art, Food & Nutrition, Geography, History, Music, Photography, Physical Education, Spanish, French


Subjects offered at A-level are:

Art, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Drama & Theatre, English Literature, Geography, History, Mathematics, Modern Foreign Languages (Spanish & French), Music, Photography, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology


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