Headmaster’s Welcome

Welcome to King Edward’s and I hope that you enjoy visiting our website. The School has a long and distinguished history; providing excellent education for Hampshire children for over 465 years. However, while proud of our heritage, we are a very forward looking, vibrant and dynamic independent school.

We aim to prepare students for a rapidly changing world. The School has long had a reputation for impressive academic results but, while essential for future success, we are looking for pupils with a wide range of skills and interests. We combine the pursuit of academic excellence with a range of opportunities to develop self-confident and independent young people, who have a strong sense of community and will become responsible and reflective future leaders. High quality teaching, a strong sense of belonging and the space to grow and achieve full potential is what we offer at King Edward’s.

The School continues to invest in its facilities and opened a new Theatre, Art Department and Sixth Form Centre in September 2017. Over £20 million worth of investment has taken place over the past decade with a new sports ground and pavilion at Wellington, an outward bound centre on Dartmoor, complete refurbishment of all classrooms and laboratories, new music facilities and extensive IT provision including the adoption of 1:1 technology for all pupils.

Our preparatory school, Stroud School in Romsey, has a friendly, family-feel in a beautiful rural setting and takes pupils into it’s nursery from age 3.

We hope that you will visit us to see for yourselves. Why not come along to one of our open afternoons or visit us on a normal school day and have a personal tour.

Further information about the School may be found on our social media feeds, via InstagramFacebook, and Twitter

Julian Thould, Headmaster