Stonar School

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Stonar School
Established 1895
Type Other Independent School
Headteacher Dr Sally Divall
Location Cottles Park

SN12 8NT
Coordinates: 51°23′21″N 2°13′04″W / 51.38907°N 2.21789°W / 51.38907; -2.21789
Local authority Wiltshire
DfE URN 126512
Gender Boys (2 - 11) Girls (2 - 18)
Ages 2–18

Stonar School, founded in 1895, is a non-denominational UK independent day and boarding school, at Cottles Park, near Atworth, Wiltshire, south-west England. It takes girls aged 2–18, who can board from age eight, and boys aged 2–11 in the Prep School.[1] The school occupies 80 acres of parkland and gardens in a location about 8 miles from Bath.


The Grade II-listed Cottles House was designed by Thomas Jelly and John Palmer (1738–1817) of Bath for Robert Hale and built in 1775–78 on the site of an earlier house belonging to the Hale family,[2]

The school was evacuated to Cottles House from Sandwich, Kent in 1939. At that time, the property had been empty for several years and was beginning to deteriorate.[3]

Equestrian education[edit]

Stonar offers an equestrian education alongside the regular academic curriculum. Its Equestrian Centre is headed by international event rider and trainer, Darrell Scaife BHSI, UKCC, a British Eventing Accredited Coach. Facilities include indoor school, an 80 x 40m surfaced arena, 4 cross-country courses and stabling for up to 65 horses and ponies. Regular guest trainers include Mary King.

Notable former pupils[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Stonar School at The Hobsons UK Boarding School Guide Archived July 11, 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Stonar School, Combe Lane (west side)". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 2010-01-26. 
  3. ^ Wiltshire Community History at Wiltshire Council

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