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Stowe School

Stowe School is an independent school in Stowe, Buckinghamshire. It was opened on 11 May 1923, initially with 99 schoolboys, and with J. F. Roxburgh as the first headmaster. The school is a member of the Rugby Group, the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference, and the G20 Schools' Group. Originally for boys only, the school is now coeducational, with some 550 boys and 220 girls.


The school has been based since its beginnings at Stowe House, formerly the country seat of the Dukes of Buckingham and Chandos. Along with many of the other buildings on the school's estate, the main house is now a Grade I Listed Building and is maintained by the Stowe House Preservation Trust.


Old Boys include Sir Richard Branson, Geoge Melly and David Niven.

Stowe School

Stowe School is an independent school in Stowe, Buckinghamshire. It was opened on 11 May 1923, initially with 99 schoolboys, and with J. F. Roxburgh as the first headmaster. The school is a member of the Rugby Group, the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference, and the G20 Schools' Group. Originally for boys only, the school is now coeducational, with some 550 boys and 220 girls.


The school has been based since its beginnings at Stowe House, formerly the country seat of the Dukes of Buckingham and Chandos. Along with many of the other buildings on the school's estate, the main house is now a Grade I Listed Building and is maintained by the Stowe House Preservation Trust.


Old Boys include Sir Richard Branson, Geoge Melly and David Niven.

comments (9)

  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Nov 2017, 00:19
A fine looking building.
Alan: Can you imagine when it was just a house?
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 23 Nov 2017, 02:55
Those rooftop ramparts look like a lot of fun, Alan.
Alan: Probably out of bounds to the pupils.
I love that architecture!
Alan: We do such architecture quite well in England smile
  • Martine
  • France
  • 23 Nov 2017, 05:45
Beau bâtiment et magnifique lumière.
Alan: It does look very impressive in the autumn light.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 23 Nov 2017, 06:11
Oh, David Niven and Sir Richard Branson are known to me - a famous school as I remember! An impressive building for the elite!
Alan: Not just for the elite. Those with money can send their children, too. The School is next to Stowe Gardens so well worth a visit. Thanks, Philine.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 23 Nov 2017, 06:57
Grand aint the word for this!
Alan: Rather more impressive than my former schools.
Nice to know the building is maintained by a trust
Alan: Hopefully there will be enough money to keep it up together.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 23 Nov 2017, 08:05
When you said it was a school I just had a hunch that it was not a state school Alan. The light is a dream for that building.
Alan: Oh really? It looks very similar to my state school. Ah..no, sorry, my school was in a state. Actually it was new when I was in my Fifth year but now it has been demolished and another new school built.
Very much like the school I went to.....Yeh, right. smile

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