is an independent school
. It was founded on 11 May 1923 by J. F. Roxburgh
, initially with 99 male pupils. It is a member of the Rugby Group
and Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference
. The school is also a member of the G20 Schools
Group. The headmaster, Dr Anthony Wallersteiner, was recognised as Tatler
's Headmaster of the Year in 2007; the School was also shortlisted for the School of the Year award in 2009. The school is currently becoming fully co-educational
. , there are 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 1 Listed Building
and is maintained by the Stowe House Preservation Trust.
The school is used as a first class cricket
ground by Northamptonshire CCC
, and is the home ground of the Northants Second XI.
On 4 April 1963 The Beatles
performed at Stowe School, for which they were paid £100. They accepted a personal request from schoolboy David Moores
, a fellow Liverpudlian
In 2005 the school was one of fifty of the country's leading independent schools which were found guilty of running an illegal price-fixing cartel, exposed by The Times
, which had allowed them to drive up fees for thousands of parents. Each school was required to pay a nominal penalty of £10,000 and all agreed to make ex-gratia... Read More