Local schools form new group

Posted 10th February 2021

In January, Stowe, Swanbourne House School and Winchester House School completed the formation of the Stowe Group   

The new group will provide opportunities for sharing strategic leadership and resources for professional development and ideas, in addition to delivering economies of scale across the Group. 

Most importantly, it will enable pupils to benefit from group facilities, leadership and coaching opportunities, and enhanced teaching and learning environments.

Together, the schools will prepare pupils for the world they are entering, one that is changing faster than ever before, and will ensure pupils can adapt as the world evolves, as well as bringing about positive change.

Anthony Wallersteiner, Head of Stowe, said: “Stowe is proud of its reputation for breaking the educational mould, and we believe we should continue to play our part in the national education debate. We believe in delivering transformative educational experiences that will shape pupils’ attitudes and behaviours and create a generation of Change Makers. We are delighted that Swanbourne House and Winchester House want to share in this vision.”

Swanbourne House and Winchester House have a long tradition of sending pupils to Stowe. In recent years, the number of children joining Stowe from these schools has increased. A shared ethos and common values make Stowe a popular destination school for their pupils and formalising this connection between the schools was the natural next step.

“Joining the Stowe Group and working to create a seamless, world-class learning environment in breathtaking surroundings for children from age three to 18 is extremely exciting,” said Jane Thorpe, Head of Swanbourne House.

“The formation of the group will provide our pupils with greatly enhanced opportunities to explore, develop, grow and push themselves further, together and individually, whilst they continue to benefit from our ongoing commitment to excellent pastoral care. 

“Stowe’s educational vision aligns perfectly with our progressive and innovative approach to education and enrichment and we are looking forward to a bright new chapter in Swanbourne’s history.”

Both Swanbourne House and Winchester House will retain their educational autonomy and will continue to foster and nurture their links with a wide range of other senior schools.

To see how your children could benefit from an education at one of the Stowe Group schools, parents are welcome to book a place on a virtual open event.  Personal tours or meetings are available by appointment, by contacting the relevant school directly or via their admissions webpages.