Stroud School Announces Exciting Name Change to KES Prep, Culminating a Decade-Long Partnership

12 June 2023

Stroud School is thrilled to announce a significant milestone in its journey. After ten years of a highly successful partnership with King Edward VI Senior School, Stroud School is delighted to reveal its new name, King Edward VI Preparatory, effective from September 2024.

The decision to change the name of the institution reflects the deepening relationship between Stroud and King Edward VI School. Over the past decade, the partnership has flourished, fostering a culture of excellence and collaboration that has greatly benefitted both schools, their students, and the wider community.

By adopting the name King Edward VI Preparatory, (KES Prep for short), the school will now share a unified identity with Hampshire's esteemed senior school. This alignment will strengthen the sense of continuity and progression for students as they transition from the preparatory level to the senior level. It will also reinforce the school's commitment to delivering an outstanding education and maintaining high standards of academic excellence and pastoral care whilst instilling a deep love of learning. 

Headmistress Mrs Smith expressed her excitement about the renaming, "We are delighted to embark on this new chapter of our journey as King Edward VI Preparatory from September 2024. This change represents the culmination of a decade of collaboration and shared vision between our preparatory school and King Edward VI. Together, we will continue to provide an exceptional educational experience with an ambition for our children to flourish and become the very best version of themselves."

For academic year 2023-2024, the school will still continue to operate under the name Stroud School. This transitional period will allow for a smooth and well-planned integration of the new name, ensuring a seamless experience for students, parents, and staff.

The school looks forward to welcoming prospective students and their families to explore the enhanced opportunities that will be offered under its new name.