About Us

Stoneygate School, is a co-educational day school for pupils from the age of 4 to 16, that in May 2016 became a member of the Leicester Grammar School Trust’s family of schools. This move began an exciting new phase in the life of a school that was originally founded in 1856 and that has always been one of Leicestershire’s most respected and well-regarded Prep Schools.

The School offers small class sizes, committed teachers and a wide range of extra-curricular activities. It educates children holistically, developing each individual pupil to their maximum potential. It welcomes pupils with a broad range of abilities and aims to give each child a well-rounded education blending notable academic achievement with excellence in each child’s individually-discovered talents. It supports the learning of every child through its broad academic curriculum and by virtue of the provision of a wide range of co-curricular activities. The School aims to engage, enthuse and inspire children in a happy, safe and caring environment.

Pupils are able to enter the school at any stage up to the start of Year 10. It is anticipated that those who join us prior to Year 7 will, in the vast majority of cases, remain until at least age 13. More will join in Year 7, at age 11, with the clear intention to continue to age 16.

Some families may still prefer to follow the prep school route, and children will be very well prepared for transfer to senior school at age 13 where this is deemed most appropriate. Those who believe that their child is best suited to the Leicester Grammar School curriculum will have the opportunity to enter them for an assessment in the Trinity Term of Year 7. Where appropriate, this test will confirm a place for transfer into Year 9 at LGS just over a year later. Pupils who wish to apply for any other senior schools or boarding schools at age 13 will sit their tests in Year 8 and will be assured thorough preparation.

Stoneygate offers pupils the opportunity to stay for GCSE study. There is a new curriculum for Year 10 and 11 students: Alongside the five core GCSEs, there will be four option choices from a mixture of GCSEs and highly respected more vocational (Level 2 GCSE-equivalent) courses.

Leicester Grammar School Trust is an educational trust overseeing three schools: Leicester Grammar School, Leicester Grammar Junior School and Stoneygate School. The Trust was awarded the TES Independent Schools’ Governing Body of the Year award in 2015. 

Our Video will give you a flavour of a day in the life of our Stoneygate pupils. To find out more, or to arrange a private tour, contact the school office on 0116 259 2282.