Stover School is a leading independent co-educational day and boarding school for pupils aged 3 – 18. It is set in 64 acres of beautiful and historical grounds in the heart of Devon’s glorious countryside between the foothills of Dartmoor and the South West Coastline
About the school
Stover School is a unique and very special place; a school which delivers cutting edge education while retaining a healthy focus on traditional Christian morals, values and manners. Happy children are at the very centre of our ethos, reflecting our robust system of pastoral care. Children who feel safe, valued, respected and who trust those around them are free to focus on learning to their maximum potential. Our stunning rural setting allows children to enjoy being children and is integral to enhancing this ethos.
The co-educational, non-selective environment we provide, best models “real life”, allowing the pupils to build the inter-personal skills, empathy, independence and fortitude required to be successful in the wider world.
In this school, the family atmosphere ensures that every child is known and understood by the staff and their fellow pupils, as an individual who has something to offer the school community and world at large. This individual approach is reflected in our absolute focus on adding value to the academic potential of each student in an effort to maximise their individual educational and examination outputs, regardless of their ability.
We firmly believe that success breeds success and our extensive additional curriculum and activities programme provides opportunities for all of our children to explore a range of interests and enjoy positive outcomes, leading to a burgeoning self-confidence that then reaps rewards and enhances progress in all areas of the academic and additional curriculum.
At Stover School we take full advantage of our single campus for pupils from 3 to 18 years of age. The Prep and Senior stages are fully integrated, with a number of staff working across both phases. We also provide a number of structured roles and responsibilities which allow the older pupils to work with the younger ages. This enhances the Stover family, gives the older pupils the responsibility they need to grow and enables the younger pupils to aspire to these role models.
The latest Inspection team firmly endorsed this, giving us a set of judgements that no other independent school in the area can rival. However, we are not going to rest on our laurels. We have recently launched a Research Based Learning Curriculum across the entire school, our Sixth Form are enjoying a change of location, in a fully refurbished Sixth Form Centre, all of our pupils are now benefiting from the “bring your own” ICT infrastructure that best model ICT usage in the work-place and the first vegetable beds and animals have arrive onto the site to kick start our Stover School Farm.
Stover School provides education which nurtures, celebrates, challenges and inspires each pupil. Our holistic approach combines a progressive research based curriculum, with a resilient moral code based on sound family and Christian principles. We prepare confident and independent young people to adapt and succeed in an ever changing world.
- Boys' Boarding: 22 (11 to 18)
- Girls' Boarding: 26 (11 to 18)
- Total Pupils: 298 (50 in Sixth Form)
- Day Fees: £4130 to £4243/term
- Boarding Fees: £8097/term
Scholarships, Bursaries & Fees
Stover offers scholarships at 11+ (Year 7 entry), 13+ (Year 9 entry) and Sixth Form in the following areas: Academic, Art, Music and Sport. These awards take into account an assessment result, a pupil’s ability, potential, attitude and work ethos.
Stover offers two means tested Scholarships, which are tenable for two years from September and up to 100% remission of day fees is available.
Maurice Key Sixth Form Scholarship For those with excellent academic potential and who are expected to achieve grade A/A* in their subjects at GCSE. Candidates must have good academic potential and will be expected to provide school reports and complete a Senior School Bursary Form.
Bursaries are normally only available to Senior School pupils.
For more information please contact the Registrar on 01626 354505 or firstname.lastname@example.org and download our Scholarships Booklets and Bursary Form.
Stover welcomes students from all over the world and we aim to help our international students develop their knowledge of English and their ability to use the English language, while simultaneously making a direct contribution to the pupils' academic achievement, general confidence and social development.
Enquiry - We welcome enquiries via email, website and telephone
Visits - Pupils can arrange to visit Stover, Skype interviews may also be arranged
Level of English - Must have a good level of English at any age to enable them to access the curriculum sufficiently to progress and benefit from the education at Stover, otherwise we recommend they attend a language school for an intensive course before applying to Stover School. (Year 12 IELTS 6.0, FCE or above, IGCSE English Grade A-C, Year 10 & 11 PET or above, IELTS 5.0, Year 7-9 KET or PET or above)
Registration - To enter Stover we require a completed registration form, recent school reports and documentation to include current levels of English language with a non-refundable Registration Fee of £100, applications can be received throughout the year and can be sent to us via email
Entrance Papers/UKiset/Skype interviews - Although we acknowledge not all international families can arrange visits. All pupils must either take our entrance papers or the UKiset tests in their country and a have skype interview with our Head Mr Notman.
Scholarships - Academic, Art, Music and Sport scholarships are available and arrangements can be made with the Registrar. Awards can offer up to 20% discount of fees.
Taster Stays - Taster stays are a great opportunity to experience a stay at Stover school, sit our entrance papers, meet our staff and pupils.
Offer of a Place - Once a place is offered we require a refundable deposit of £750 (boarder), a terms fees in advance and our completed Acceptance of Parent Contract form; on receipt we will confirm your child’s place. Our welcome pack will be sent/emailed out prior to starting at Stover
VISA - All pupils requiring a Tier 4 Visa, must supply all documentation necessary, all payments received (including one term’s fees in advance) and all pupils must have a UK Guardian prior to the application being processed
Guardian - All overseas pupils must have a UK guardian arranged before the CAS can be applied for.
For more information or a prospectus pack please contact our Registrar;