Meet Stonars New Head
PUBLISHED: 13:39 17 October 2010 | UPDATED: 17:57 20 February 2013
New Head of Stonar School, Elizabeth Thomas joined the school at the start of the autumn term. Elizabeth has enjoyed visiting the school over recent months, meeting many of the pupils, parents and staff.
Meet Stonars New Head
New Head of Stonar School, Elizabeth Thomas joined the school at the start of the autumn term. Elizabeth has enjoyed visiting the school over recent months, meeting many of the pupils, parents and staff. I have been impressed by the range of talents the pupils display, the friendly welcome given by all and the commitment demonstrated by the staff at the school, commented Elizabeth. There is a real sense of community and it is clear that no one is anonymous at Stonar.
Stonar pupils benefit from small classes and superb facilities which encourage them to aim high and adopt an adventurous approach to all aspects of school life. The school, catering for pupils from 2 -18 years, is well known for its equestrian centre but has many strengths. Outstanding pastoral care provides the support which allows pupils to achieve and exceed expectations both academically and in a wide range of extra-curricular, sporting and performing arts activities.
Elizabeth, who has been Deputy Head at Leighton Park School for four years, studied English and Mediaeval Studies at Lancaster University before completing her postgraduate training at Bath University. She has worked in maintained and independent schools in a variety of posts including Head of English and Assistant Head at Luckley-Oakfield School, also a girls day and boarding school.
Elizabeth believes that schools offering boarding and day facilities provide families with a flexible and supportive environment in which all pupils can flourish. Stonar is firmly based on a boarding model so pupils, whether day or boarding, benefit from the added value of a 24/7 community, she commented. Parents can relax, knowing that all interests are catered for and that staff are committed to developing the potential of each individual. The schools comprehensive transport service allows local pupils easy access to the school.
Elizabeth, who is a keen gardener, enjoys going to the theatre and taking long walks in the countryside. She has a home in Somerset and says her family is looking forward to being based full-time in the West Country.
Stonar School dates for diary:
Year 7 Taster Days Wednesday 17th November 2010 experience daily life at Stonar.
6th Form Scholarship Exams Friday 26th November 2010
Entrance Exams Saturday 8th January 2011
Stonar Spring Open Day Friday 11th March 2011
You can visit Stonar School at anytime by prior appointment, kindly contact the Registrar to arrange a convenient date and time. Pupils are invited to sample a day or for boarders an overnight stay for a taste of Stonar School life upon registration. Taster days and nights are available throughout term time giving girls an enjoyable foretaste of Stonar School.
Stonar provides an education that exceeds expectations combining a nurturing atmosphere that allows individuals to shine and succeed wherever their talents may lie.