About King Edward’s
King Edward’s is the leading private school in Southampton, with its own prep school and extensive facilities. It has been part of the educational fabric of Hampshire for over 460 years. It is renowned for academic excellence, breadth of extra-curricular opportunities, and a passion for sport and artistic endeavour.
The School has excellent facilities with over £10 million invested in these over the past ten years. These give our students extensive opportunities to develop their interests in many areas of the curriculum including a wide range of clubs, societies, sports and cultural opportunities.
The School has been based on Hill Lane since 1938. With over 13 acres it contains an extensive range of facilities including a number of new additions and major refurbishments completed over the last few years. These include a professional-standard theatre, art studios, new design technology block, a refurbished dining hall, Sixth Form centre, ICT rooms, a security and access control system, and 17 science laboratories.
We also have games fields, a sports hall, netball courts and a full astro pitch on site. The school also benefits from fantastic facilities off-site:
The Wellington ground was purchased in 2004 from the University of Southampton. It contains thirty three acres of grounds, six tennis courts, four netball courts and a water based astro pitch. A large pavilion with eighteen changing rooms, a kitchen and catering facilities for over one hundred students is also available.
Sailing takes place on Wednesday afternoons for the Sixth Form, and at weekends for other pupils. Our base is at Southampton Water Activities Centre (SWAC) which is an RYA recognised centre.
The Lovaton Rural Study centre was purchased in 2004. Located near Yelverton on Dartmoor, it has easy access to the moor, and was converted to provide an offsite facility for 24 students including accommodation, a refectory, study area and a drying room. It is used as a base for the Duke of Edinburgh Award as well as for academic study weekends and fieldwork.
Stroud School, Romsey – King Edward’s Preparatory School
Stroud is set within 22 acres of beautiful rural Hampshire countryside on the edge of the market town of Romsey. The outstanding outdoor facilities include sports fields, a swimming pool, ponds, woodland, riding stables, and a school farm. Forest and Beach School are an integrated part of young pupils’ learning.
Inside, the school offers academic excellence as well as a breadth of co-curricular activities and after school clubs. For more information visit the Stroud School website.