Grounds

Stormont School stands in grounds of one and a half acres which include a playground with climbing apparatus and two floodlit courts for netball and tennis. Trees line the paths and driveways that approach the school. Centred on a beautiful Victorian villa, the school has dedicated facilities for Science, French, Art, Pottery, Design & Technology, Sport, Music, and Computing, as well as a Library and a separate Hall and Dining Room. The classrooms are bright and airy, and in the Main House many of the beautiful original features have been retained; the house is of local historic interest. We also have daily use of an adjacent two-acre playing field, part of the Morven estate, and weekly access to the nearby swimming pool at Queenswood School.

Netball & Tennis Courts

The floodlit Netball and Tennis Courts are used all year for outdoor matches and PE lessons, as well as for morning and lunch breaks. In the Upper School every girl will have the opportunity to take part in fixtures against other schools. Our visiting tennis coach uses the Tennis Courts for small group lessons with girls from Upper and Lower School.

Playground

The Netball and Tennis Court area is used all year by the girls for morning play. At lunch break, as long as the weather is good, the girls go to the Field for their outdoor play, although they may use the Netball and Tennis Court area if the ground is too wet. The climbing frame is used under staff supervision by girls in Lower School.

Lower School Outdoor Play Area

The Lower School outdoor play area is used at morning break for play, and sometimes at lunchtimes if the Field is too wet. A box of toys is brought out and the girls can choose – skipping ropes, bats and balls, stilts and hoops are some of the toys currently on offer. They are encouraged to share, to play collaboratively and to put everything away at the end of break-time. There are members of staff on duty and the girls are supervised at all times. There is a wide variety of toys available for the girls to use during playtimes.

Fields

The two acre Field next to the school is in daily use for playtimes during lunch break. It is also used for PE lessons, including cross-country running, rounders and athletics, as well as for Sports Days. At the end of a short path, on the edge of the Morven estate and bounded by the fences of local houses and pastures, it is a lovely place for the girls to run around and play freely. The girls are escorted to and from the Field by members of staff and are always supervised during playtimes and lessons.