Stowe's School policies aim to provide staff, pupils, parents and guardians with clear information about the organisation and ethos of Stowe and the standards of behaviour expected by all members of its community. These policies enable us to work together to do the best by those in our care.
When you come to Stowe you are joining a community of 785 pupils. In order for the community to function effectively and happily, certain rules are required. They can be broadly summarised under two headings: respect for others and respect for property.
Anti-social, unpleasant and selfish behaviour are, of course, unacceptable in all societies, as they are at Stowe: those who cannot understand the destructiveness of bullying, stealing, or drug abuse clearly cannot remain here. With other rules Stowe seeks not to ape the standards of society, but rather to set a moral lead, and to respond to the particular requirements that any individual community always has.
In joining the Stowe community acceptance of these standards is assumed, and compliance with them is expected.
Our policies are detailed in the Handbooks for Parents which is sent to the parents of all new pupils, and we hope that in conjunction with other, more detailed and specific information that will be sent out from time to time, it will provide a useful reference for you whilst your son or daughter is in the School. Information has been set out in alphabetical order, with School rules and policies in the appendices at the end. There will inevitably be very occasional changes to this Handbook, and you will be told about these as they happen. The most recent version can always be found here on the School's website.
If you would like a replacement printed copy of the Handbook for Parents at any time, please contact the General Office at Stowe.