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About Us

King Edward’s is a school with a long and distinguished history and it has been at the heart of Southampton for over 460 years. However, while proud of our heritage, the School is forward looking, vibrant and dynamic.

King Edward’s is very fortunate in having 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. We have access to a number of sites:

Hill Lane

The School has occupied the Hill Lane site 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 new design technology block, a refurbished dining hall, 6th form centre, ICT rooms, a security and access control system and 17 science laboratories.

The site also has games fields, a sports hall, netball courts and a full astro pitch. Additional extensive games facilities are available at the Wellington ground just 10 minutes from the main school site.


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.


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.


Stroud School Romsey – King Edward VI’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, woodland, Forest School, Beach School and a school farm.

Inside, the school offers academic excellence as well as a breadth of co-curricular activities and after school clubs. Click on the link below to see for yourself the facilities and opportunities available at Stroud.


A word from the Headmaster…

We aim to prepare you for your future in a rapidly changing world. We combine the pursuit of academic excellence with a range of opportunity and challenge 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 your full potential is what we offer whether you join us at the age of three at Stroud, our preparatory school in Romsey, or at eleven, thirteen or sixteen if you come to King Edward’s.

We hope that you will visit us to see for yourselves.

Julian Thould Head Master

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