Welcome from the head 3

Head’s Welcome

I am delighted to welcome you to Stroud, King Edward VI Preparatory school, in beautiful rural Hampshire. We are the feeder school to King Edward VI, Southampton and offer the all-important foundations to a successful onward journey.

Our ambition is to ensure our children flourish and become the very best version of themselves. We strive to uncover and nurture talents and passions, develop strength of character and promote a deep love of learning. We are hugely ambitious for our children, but do not believe academic rigour has to be to the detriment of a happy childhood. Thriving outside the classroom is just as important as innovating within it. Our school motto is In Aeternum Intrepidus, translated as Forever Undaunted, and we want our children to be confident advocates for change and powerful contributors to society.

Our website should open a window to what makes us… us! If you would like to find out more I would be delighted to welcome you to Stroud, in person.

Mrs Rebecca Smith


Celebrating individuals

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Mrs Blakemore

Early Years parent

I recommend Stroud to people all the time! I love it here.

Mrs Blow

Early Years Parent

The Early Years staff were fantastic at integrating my daughter into the group and helping her find her feet.



She loves each day at nursery and is thriving due to the creative, caring and happy environment.

Mrs Mason-Campbell

Deputy Head, Academic

I love teaching. The great joy of being a teacher is being able to live vicariously through the achievements, experiences, and dreams of the pupils.

Mr Davies

Current Parent at Stroud

Stroud has delivered in spades, I have been so impressed with the care, joy and energy that the teachers share on a daily basis – it truly is a special place.


Year 6 Leaver

When I joined I was worried, but I felt so welcome and settled in quickly.


Year 6 Leaver

I have been attending Stroud since Nursery and know the school inside out. I have loved this school since the day I walked in.


Old Headboy, Year 8 Leaver

I remember my first day in Year 2. I was extremely nervous. However, everyone was very kind and welcoming to me.
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Stroud School at a glance

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acres of grounds


practical science lessons completed every year from Nursery to Senior School


logins on spellzone a month


day visits and residential trips this academic year.