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Stowe School

In 2018 - 151 pupils out of 492 achieved A - A * marks under the A Level program.
Address: Stowe School, Stowe, Buckingham, MK18 5EH
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Description Stowe School

  • Location: Stowe, Buckinghamshire;
  • Age: 13-18 years;
  • Programs: High School, GCSE, A-level;
  • Quantity of pupils: 774;
  • Year of foundation: 1923;
  • Type of studying: mixed.

Stowe School, located 50 km from London, is now one of the most prestigious boarding schools in Britain. The private boarding school Stowe School is focused on the preparation of applicants for Cambridge and Oxford, it is known as one of the first boarding schools in the country.

Most of the people in the school today are British. The number of foreign students does not exceed 10%. Admission Committee accepts the school children regardless of social origin, religion, nationality. Graduates are engaged in various activities, from cinema to politics. The founder of Virgin Group, Richard Branson, known in the world of football, Martin Edwards, who was the chairman of Manchester United, the descendant of the author of the legendary Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin Milne, actor David Niven, Prince of Monaco Rainier III received secondary education in a prestigious boarding house.

Modern students have to study in the environment of picturesque nature and majestic architecture. Campus schools is a work of architectural art. The place where it is located is famous for its gorgeous landscaped gardens, lakes and parks. The main building occupies the estate of the Duke of Buckingham. The building is recognized as a historical monument and is one of the most beautiful English palaces of the XVIII century.

The school has less than a century of history, like many other prestigious private schools in the UK . But during this time all the monarchs of Great Britain visited it. For example, the last built women's hostel was opened by Queen Elizabeth II.

Admission requirements

Applicants are accepted at Stowe School with excellent and good academic performance. The higher the score of the certificate (9 classes) or the average on the extract of the estimates, is the higher the chances for admission, respectively. In addition, to enroll in the school you need knowledge of English at a level from B2. If knowledge is not enough, it is recommended to pass specialized preparatory courses.

Applicants provide the school with a testimonial from the prior place of study. But the final decision on enrollment is made based on the results of the interview. At it entrants demonstrate a desire to study in a particular boarding school, to develop, a willingness to comply with the norms and rules of the school, etc.

Academic Programs

Stowe School gives a classical education. Graduates of the educational institution show traditionally high results in the A-level and GCSE exams. By results of studying in the senior school the majority of students receive high marks - А * - А (74%). According to the GCSE, A * - A receives almost half of the children.

Annually 98% of school graduates enter universities. In Oxbridge, 4% of yesterday's school students are studying. 60% of graduates are chosen by Russell.

As in any school, a certain set of compulsory, optional subjects is studied in each year of school.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Stowe School

Program name
from 12 697 £ / term

Third Form (9th grade) provides for the study of English, mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, computer technology, French, geography, history, art, religious studies, design and technology, music, physical education, theater, German or Spanish, bases of safety of ability to live. This cycle is predominantly general in the first half of the year. In the second half of the year, profiling begins. The students of the school are recommended a wide range of subjects. They can study an unlimited number of disciplines. This is done so that everyone in 9-10 months can determine the priority academic profile. The number of items is usually reduced to 8 - 10. Afterwards, children take exams.

from 12 697 £ / term

Forth - Fifth form (10-11 class) combines two blocks of subjects: mandatory and optional. On a mandatory basis, students study mathematics, English, literature, the basics of life safety, the co-ordinated science course. Additionally, disciplines are selected to prepare for the GCSE. In total, students study at least 6 subjects. This number of academic disciplines is sufficient for the transition to the Sixth Form. There are 5 educational modules to choose from:

  • Quick course of the fundamentals of religion, computer technology (ECDL course), biology, chemistry, physics;
  • Languages ​​(Spanish, German, French), ESL (English as a foreign language) physical education, design (material science), art;
  • Foundations of religion, Latin, geography, history;
  • Physical education, Spanish language, history, drama, design (persistent materials or graphics), art, computer technology;
  • Music, physical education, geography, French, drama, art, design (graphics or materials science).

Many subjects are available for standard and in-depth study. Under Co-ordinated Science course students can study in a complex or by choosing one subject (biology, physics or chemistry). In the latter case, the load will be 4 hours per week. Within the framework of a short or full course, the basics of religion can be studied (4 or 2 hours per week).

Sixth Form (12-13 class) provides for the study of at least 4 subjects in the first year and 3-4 in the second. The choice of disciplines is gradual. For this purpose special psychometric, vocational guidance tests are provided. Also, students are offered free consultations in the career center at the school.

Under the recommended A-level program, students study one subject from 4 educational blocks:

  • Drama, geography, the fundamentals of religion, physical culture, politics, music, art, business, mathematics, design (graphics), history;
  • Politics, physical education, art history, history, French language, geography, chemistry, economics, design (material science);
  • English literature, physics, mathematics, physical culture, Latin, English, German, French, Spanish, business, drama, biology, history of art, history, design (graphics or material science), higher mathematics, economics.

Accommodation and food

There are 12 residences for international students at Stowe School. Among them there is 4 residences are for girls. Each hostel is named after a representative of the ducal family. Residences are equipped with living rooms designed for 2 - 4 students, sanitary rooms, kitchens, mini-dining rooms, recreation rooms. In each hostel there is a manager, duty teachers, staff.

The school provides board meals. Children are eating in the dining room, located in the mansion of the XVIII century. Each meal includes a choice of first, second courses, salads and desserts. The menu features traditional British, European cuisine. There are also culinary themed days at school. Cooks prepare dishes from various national cuisines. The program of board meals also includes dietary tables: vegetarian, hypoallergenic, gluten-free, low-calorie, low in cholesterol.

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: art, biology, chemistry, design and technology, English, French, geography, history, maths, physics, Religious studies, Spanish, Theatrical art
Events list: chess, cricket, disco, fencing, field hockey, football, hockey, horseback riding, lacrosse, Rifle shooting, rugby, sailing, Squash, swimming, tennis, Theatrical show

Events Stowe School

The extracurricular program traditionally includes entertainment, sports blocks and the separation of circles. The students of the school are offered a variety of leisure activities. Organized excursions, trips to the movies, parks and shopping. Also, foreign students attend theaters, concert halls, go to discos. The program of the Duke of Edinburgh works in the school. This  program greatly expands the leisure opportunities.

All conditions are also created for the sport. Priority for boys is cricket, hockey and rugby. Girls are recommended tennis, lacrosse and field hockey. Other types of sports children can choose in addition to the main program. In the school there are sections of fitness, table tennis, martial arts, swimming, squash, football, sailing, shooting, equestrian sports, fencing, cross, rowing, polo, netball, basketball, badminton, athletics. Also, students are offered sport fishing. Those foreign students, who is interested, can try themselves in the role of dog handlers, starting with the care of the puppies in the nursery and raising the kids.

Stowe School offers its students many opportunities for developing creative abilities, acquiring a new hobby. The choice of circles in the educational institution is almost unlimited. On the campus there are many clubs (chess, literary, language, history, geography, biomedical, etc.). There are classes in the music, theater studio. The magazine is being published. Children are given opportunities to do social work. Senior students can learn the basics of production, storage of wine in a specialized circle "Corkscrew".


  • Stowe School is a high British educational standard. The quality of academic teaching of students is regularly confirmed by exam results on GCSE and A-level.
  • The latest technological developments are used in the educational process. The school rightfully is proud of advanced equipment. The educational process here is competently organized on technological basis, which makes it possible to guarantee its effectiveness.
  • Attention is given not only to the academic preparation of boys and girls. A distinctive feature of the educational institution is the education in the philosophical context of stoicism. Children here are taught to live in harmony with nature, the surrounding world.
  • At school, children learn to make decisions, be responsible for them. A special program SIP allows you to plan school life for each student, make up a schedule of compulsory, facultative, extra-curricular activities, sports training, and control the level of personal achievements.
  • The school lives by Christian laws. Three times a week students can attend the service in the chapel.
  • In the educational institution at a high level is vocational guidance. Every graduate of Stowe School knows exactly what he wants to do in the future.
  • The studying takes place in small classes. To student's attention there are offered additional classes, electives. The school can satisfy the academic needs of everyone who wishes to qualitatively prepare for entering the European or any of the prestigious universities in the world.

Equipment Stowe School

Stowe School has a large campus with administrative, educational, residential facilities and a developed sports infrastructure. To the services of students in a prestigious boarding house are spacious auditoriums, computer centers, scientific laboratories, workshops, a library, a well-equipped career center. Teaching classes are equipped with document cameras and interactive whiteboards.

The sports infrastructure is represented by track and field athletics track, gymnasium, golf courses, squash, badminton, tennis courts, boat park. There is also a swimming pool on the campus.

The entertainment infrastructure is constantly being improved. The theater is being reconstructed in the school. Also on the campus a music school is built, which is equipped with Steinway grand pianos.

The school has its own medical center. It offers children a polyclinic service.

Term dates and fees

The school year is divided into trimesters: autumn (September-December), spring (January-March), summer (April-July). In each a vacation is provided, their children can spend on the campus or go home.

Additional costs:

  • registration fee - 100 pounds;
  • deposit (995 pounds + 9,500 pounds);
  • pocket money, etc.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 200 GBP
  • Deposit for a course/programme 1200 GBP

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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Stowe School reviews

More than happy with the training of children in Stovy cheekbones (we have twins for 15 years). Teachers are very literate, polite and sociable: you could always ask for additional advice and help (because we girls were already transferred to middle classes, at first it was very necessary). Special English courses for foreign children are conducted, and in each case the duration is determined uniquely - our girls had 2 months, after which they were already quite successfully studying together with the rest of the British class. As always, very persistent Asian schoolchildren-botanists :) In their free time (unfortunately, it's not much, since the studies are very intensive), girls are engaged in tennis - there is a special section in the school where even beginners are taken, individual coaches work, not just " Common fizruk. " Most of all I like biology and physics - I suspect, in many respects because of interesting laboratories and workshops. In these subjects girls are the best in the class (we are sent special reports). In general, we are very, very happy, including the fact that we applied to Smaps - thanks for the organization and support!
Smapse Manager
Alina, good afternoon! We are very happy that your girls are doing well and they are doing well in school. This institution has a really intensive structure of education, and we hope that girls will be able to enter the best universities in the UK, with the help of the knowledge they have received. Thank you for providing the comment!
Angelina Ivantsova, 18 years old

After graduation from the middle classes, I decided to study at a high school abroad: I would like to enter a foreign university and build a career in another country. I chose the UK and addressed SMAPSE for advice about the school.

Together with the consultants I chose the Stowe School. I really liked the location, infrastructure, the price is quite satisfied. It is convenient that the Smapse website presents a large number of photos - you can view the campus, classrooms and even residences in detail. The A-level program turned out to be rather difficult: the level of the language should was very high, studying intensive, held at a fast pace. But it's worth it: after the end of the A-level, I can apply to almost any university, even without entrance examinations. Teachers' consultations were very useful: they told about the universities I had chosen, advised which subjects to choose for studying under the program. Additionally, I also asked Smapse specialists for help, made a list of priority universities.

Thanks to the company for all-round support and assistance in solving my issues!

Smapse Manager
Good afternoon, Angelina! Thank you for choosing this school and the information provided. We hope that the knowledge gained will be applied in further training. We express our gratitude for this comment!

Recommendations on when to apply

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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