THIS SCHOOL CLOSED IN 2014.
Address: Stanbridge Earls School, Romsey, Hampshire SO51 0ZS
Admissions Queries: FAO The Registrar Anne Spicer, firstname.lastname@example.org, +44 (0) 1794 529401
Age Range: Boys & Girls aged 10 – 19
Fees Per Year: £18,474 – £38,328
Stanbridge Earls is a private independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged between 10 – 19. The school specialises in providing tuition for children with dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia and language, speech and other learning difficulties. Stanbridge Earls was founded in 1952 and is located about 1 mile outside of the Hampshire market town of Romsey, where it is situated in a 52 acre estate. The main school house is an old Sixteenth Century manor hour and it teaches just under 200 pupils.
The vast majority of the pupils board at Stanbridge Earls and the quality of the boarding accommodation is outstanding. Girls live together in a purpose built house and boys are separated according to age and occupy the various other boarding houses and annexes that are on campus. Sixth Formers have their own newly built accommodation. The spacious accommodation allows boarders their own space and privacy, whilst also providing a very social and family atmosphere. Boarders benefit from catering staff with a cafeteria, a modern medical centre staffed 24/7 by qualified nurses, common rooms and resident and non-resident house staff providing supervisory and pastoral support.
Facilities on the 52 acre site are excellent and include a library with a full time librarian and a historic chapel in which assemblies gather as well as a Sunday Service congregation. Stanbridge Earl has a range of sporting facilities including an indoor swimming pool, tennis courts, squash courts, netball courts, a cricket pitch, rugby and football pitches and a summer athletics track. It competes with other schools rugby, football, swimming and netball teams. Other features include a drama theatre, a sixth form centre and three lakes on the campus.
Because of the specialist nature of the Stanbridge Earls, the school has a slightly different set of entry requirements to other mainstream schools. The admission process is non-selective and the school needs certain reports in order to ascertain the suitability of the child for the school. These reports include an Educational Psychologist’s Report, Occupational Therapy, Speech & Language and a Statement of Educational Needs. Following submission of this information, along with an application for, the school may then invite parents and children for a visit and meeting with the Head. A date may also be given for written and cognitive tests to establish if the child needs additional specialised learning. The school encourages a trial visit for the child, which normally consists of staying over within the the boarding accommodation for two nights. Further information on the admission procedure is available from the school directly via the contact details above.