Stroud is well known for its eclectic mix of galleries, cafes and shops and one of the best Farmers’ Markets in the country. For families with young children, there is also a wide selection of highly sought-after primary schools located in the area.
Our Home Buyers Guide To Primary Education In Stroud
Here is a list of just some of the primary schools in Stroud and where they are located which could be useful for those looking to move to the Stroud District.
Thrupp Lane, Stroud, GL5 2EN
Thrupp Primary School is a co-educational primary school. It was founded in 1872 and is located in a beautiful setting on Thrupp Lane, close to the River Frome.
Thrupp Primary School is a village school with a thriving community. The school works as a cooperative team, with pupils, staff, parents, and governors creating a sense of ownership and a feeling of pride in their school.
Working together to make Thrupp School and every member of its community the best they can be is central to the school's vision. The school's mission statement is "Doing Our Best To Be Our Best."
Foxmoor Primary School
Hunters Way, Cashes Green, Stroud, GL5 4UJ
Foxmoor Primary School is committed to providing children with a passion for lifelong learning and the skills they need to be global citizens. The whole school community is committed to excellence through enjoyment.
The school aims to provide the best learning and working environment possible, where every member of the school community feels happy and safe. Pupils are given the opportunity to achieve their full potential across an engaging and exciting curriculum, knowing that their contributions are valued.
The school encourages children to have respect for both themselves and others, resilience to life's challenges, high self-esteem, and the ability to live and work cooperatively with others.
Rodborough Community Primary School
Rodborough Hill, Stroud, GL5 3RT
Rodborough Community Primary School was founded in 1877. The school is located in a beautiful setting on Rodborough Hill, with stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
Rodborough Community Primary School is a happy and successful school that combines high academic expectations with a child-centred approach. The school seeks to find and develop the potential in every pupil. Its mission statement is "Learning together, sharing and achieving together." The school truly believes that a team approach between children, parents, and staff is the best way to educate children for their lives ahead.
The school has excellent facilities and a friendly, caring, and supportive ethos. The children are happy, engaged, and focused on their learning. The creative curriculum and high expectations mean that children enjoy their learning while working to achieve their best. The school offers an extensive range of extracurricular activities that give children opportunities to develop specific interests beyond the classroom.
The school also provides "wrap-around care" at "Atlas Sports," its after-school club, as well as the Rodborough breakfast club. Friends of Rodborough School (FORS) is the school's parents' association. FORS works tirelessly to raise funds for the school through a variety of events, such as film nights, plant sales, and an Easter egg hunt.
Brimscombe Church of England (VA) Primary School
Brimscombe Hill, Brimscombe, Stroud, GL5 2QR
Founded in 1858, Brimscombe Primary School is a co-educational primary school with a current roll of over 200 pupils. Brimscombe is a welcoming and friendly school that prides itself on its shared school ethos, how it cares for all its children, and the rich opportunities it offers all its children.
The school's shared vision is what makes it such an inclusive and happy place. Rooted in Christian values, this vision is at the heart of everything the school does. It is taken from Paul's letter to the Corinthians, “Stay alert and hold firmly to all you believe. Be mighty and full of courage. Let love and kindness be the motivation behind all that you do.”
Through its Christian ethos, the school works together to develop inquiring minds, a spirit of curiosity, tolerance, and resilience. It values every member of its school community for who they are. Through challenge, support, and building positive relationships, the school pursues excellence in all it does.
St Matthew’s Church of England Primary School
Church Road, Cainscross, Stroud, GL5 4JE
St Matthew’s Church of England Primary School is a warm and welcoming school in Cainscross and can trace its roots back to the eighteenth century.
St Matthew’s Primary School was established as a charity school and affiliated to the National Society in 1833. In 1877, a new school building was built on a site given by the Vicar of Cainscross, opposite the church. The school moved to its present location in 1980.
St Matthew’s remains committed to its Christian foundation and traditional values of hard work, courtesy, and selflessness. However, the school is also determined to be at the forefront of the educational process. Embracing the potential of modern technology is part of this process.
Cashes Green Primary School
Hillcrest Road, Cashes Green, Stroud, GL5 4NL
Cashes Green Primary School is a community school situated on the western side of Stroud on Randwick Hill.
The school has wonderful views of Stroud's valleys and hills from its windows. There is also an on-site Children's Centre, run by the school, and a committee-led playgroup, meaning there is provision for children and families from birth to 11 years old.
The school was opened in 1957 and provides excellent facilities for its children. Currently, there are seven mixed-ability classes catering for 200 children. The school believes that its main strength is its caring, happy atmosphere.
Stroud Valley Community Primary School
Castle Street, Stroud, GL5 2HP
Stroud Valley Community Primary School’s curriculum is delivered through a rich menu of exciting and motivating learning opportunities, with a focus on making creative and flexible links. Open-ended and engaging experiences are planned for the children, embracing expertise and enthusiasm from the school's families, community, and beyond to enable children to learn in a purposeful and enriching way.
The school teaches its children the "skills" of learning, enabling them to understand how successful learners learn. The school promotes problem-solving, creativity, and communication, which enables children to reflect on and evaluate their learning.
The school embraces the value of outside learning and maximises its opportunities wherever possible to excite, promote, and sustain children's interests. For example, the school offers forest school, welcomes parents and carers to contribute to specialist learning, and develops partnerships with external partners and providers.
Uplands Community Primary School
Thompson Road, Uplands, Stroud, GL5 1TE
Uplands Community Primary School is a small primary school with just over 100 children. It is located in the heart of Stroud and the school's motto is "Be kind - Be Yourself - Be Part of our Community." This motto reflects the school's commitment to creating a caring, inclusive, and supportive environment where all children can thrive.
The school aims to ensure that each child comes to learn in an inclusive, happy, and safe environment where they are cared for and encouraged to do their best. The school also aims to enable each child to explore their unique strengths and achieve their highest all-round educational potential through its creative and varied curriculum.
Using its own "big ideas" of environment, changes, relationships, diversity, similarities, and differences, uplands aims to enable children to grow with a sense of pride in themselves, their school, and the wider community. It provides opportunities for each child to acquire the skills, knowledge, and resilience to thrive in an ever-changing world.
The Rosary Catholic Primary School
Beeches Green, Stroud, GL5 4AB
The Rosary Catholic Primary School is a small, co-educational academy for children aged 4 to 11 years. It has a diverse student body, with more than 50% of families being of a different faith or no faith background.
The school believes that belonging to a secure, supportive, and encouraging community helps students feel ready to learn every day. The school's mission is to deliver an excellent education that is fun, varied, and comprehensive for every student.
The staff work together to model Christian values and community, encouraging students to foster healthy relationships with one another and grow in their social and emotional development. By the end of their primary school education, students feel prepared for and are equipped to thrive at secondary school.
Woodchester Endowed Church of England (Aided) Primary School
Church Road, North Woodchester, Stroud, GL5 5PD
Woodchester Endowed Church of England Primary School prides itself on creating a happy, safe environment and offering a rich, high-quality curriculum. The school's Christian vision seeks to inspire children and adults to "Love, Learn, and Flourish Together" so that they may become everything God has created them to be.
The school believes that all individuals are unique and loved by God, each with their own strengths and talents to contribute. The school knows that when people work together, they can achieve more. The school encourages every child to reflect on the world around them and lead positive, fulfilling lives.
Avening Primary School
High Street, Avening, Tetbury, GL8 8NF
The Avening Primary School building dates from the mid-nineteenth century. Despite its age, the school offers a modern and engaging education. The teaching and support staff are always looking for new ways to innovate and collaborate, and they encourage children to take responsibility for their learning. The school is committed to providing a high-quality education that will help children succeed in life.
The school has four bright, spacious classrooms, each equipped with interactive whiteboards. The classrooms accommodate pupils from 4 to 11 years old. The school also has two playgrounds, a beautiful nature area, and a before and after-school care club called "Kites." During the day, the school uses the adjacent village hall for lunch and activities that require more space and hot lunches are cooked on-site. The school also has a playing field a short distance away.
Avening Primary School’s curriculum is engaging and challenging. It is built around the requirements of the National Curriculum and includes lessons in Maths, English, Science, ICT, DT, Geography, History, Art, Music, RE, PE, PSHE, and Citizenship. Key Stage 2 children also have French lessons. In addition to the core curriculum, the school offers a wide range of extra-curricular clubs, including arts, music, and sporting opportunities.
Nailsworth Church of England Primary School
Nympsfield Road, Nailsworth, Stroud, GL6 0ET
Nailsworth C of E Primary School is a primary school in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire. It is situated at the top of Nailsworth town, next to Forest Green Rovers Football Club.
The school's philosophy is "Together, inspired by the challenge." This means that the school is committed to providing a high-quality education for all of its pupils and that it believes that learning is best done through collaboration and challenge.
The school's curriculum is broad, balanced, and uniquely designed to inspire its pupils. It is based on a strong foundation of Christian values, and it is personalised to meet the individual needs of each child. The school's teaching and learning methods are designed to help pupils become intellectually curious, self-motivated, and enthusiastic learners.
The school also supports and challenges its pupils' opinions and preconceptions, while nurturing a culture of tolerance, compassion, and resilience. A wide range of opportunities are available inside and outside the classroom so that every pupil can explore their interests and take up a proactive role within the school, the community, and more widely.
Stonehouse Park Federation
Elm Road, Stonehouse, GL10 2NP
Stonehouse Park Federation is a federation of three schools: Stonehouse Park Nursery, Stonehouse Park Infant School, and Park Junior School. The federation serves the children of Stonehouse aged from 2 to 11, and it works closely with their families and the local community.
The federation's curriculum is designed to ensure that children leave school well-prepared for the next stage of their learning journey. The curriculum is inclusive and meets the needs of the whole child, providing pastoral care alongside academic learning. The curriculum is enriched with a variety of trips, visitors, and sporting and creative opportunities, which create special memories and reinforce children's learning.
The federation's staff are committed to providing a high-quality education for all of their pupils. They are passionate about teaching and learning, and they are dedicated to helping children reach their full potential.
Whiteshill Primary School
Main Road, Whiteshill, Stroud, GL6 6AT
Whiteshill Primary School is a small, rural primary school located in the village of Whiteshill, Gloucestershire. The school has a current roll of just over 100 pupils. The school is rated "Good" by Ofsted.
Whiteshill Primary School's vision is to ensure that all of its pupils become passionate, successful, lifelong learners who are self-confident and ambitious, and go on to create their unique future and impact positively on the wider world.
The school's values, which underpin this vision, are, “‘We are curious, we are unique, we are together, we are Whiteshill.” Everything that happens at Whiteshill Primary School is done to achieve this vision. Pupils, staff, and the whole school community work together to achieve this goal.
Randwick Church of England Primary School
The Lane, Randwick, Stroud, GL6 6HL
Randwick is a small village school that is proud of all it achieves. The children thrive at the school, enjoy their learning, and are well cared for. They are closely supported by dedicated staff, governors, parents, carers, and other members of the community.
The school aims to provide a happy, caring, and stimulating learning environment underpinned by Christian principles. The school encourages and values individuals' contributions and respect for others.
The strong Christian ethos is a distinct feature of the school and underlies a curriculum that is rich, exciting and challenges the children to achieve their very best. This is exemplified by the school motto "Aim high like the skylark," the school's Golden Rules, and the school's ‘6 Secrets of Success.’
King’s Stanley Church of England Primary School
Broad Street, King’s Stanley, Stonehouse, GL10 3PN
King's Stanley Church of England Primary School is a nurturing and inclusive village school that serves the local community. The school's core values are respect, responsibility, and resilience. The school strives for academic excellence while recognizing the importance of holistic development, including a wide range of art, sport, drama, cooking, music, gardening, and enjoyment of learning.
Proud to be a recipient of the Gloucestershire Healthy Living and Learning Award. King’s Stanley Primary also maintains longstanding connections with Kavuka, a school in Kenya, fostering global awareness and cultural exchange.
The school is located in the heart of the King's Stanley village, but it welcomes students from neighbouring areas such as Stonehouse and Stroud. The school supports working parents with its Kingfishers Club, which offers excellent before and after-school childcare services within the school's premises.
King's Stanley Church of England Primary School caters to students aged 4 to 11, organising them into seven single-aged classes of 30 pupils. Currently, the school has 213 students, and it often experiences high demand for admissions.