Stover is a leading school in the south west, set in 64 acres of beautiful grounds; a friendly day and boarding school for boys and girls. We provide a supportive, nurturing environment enabling students to acquire excellent qualifications and the confidence to achieve their aspirations. We offer co-ed teaching throughout the school and achieve outstanding results at GCSE & A Level.
Mr Richard Notman (Head)
Religious affiliation: Church of England
Day/boarding type: Day, Weekly/Flexible Boarding and Full Boarding
Gender profile: Coeducational
Boarding fees per term:
£9,165 to £11,500
Day fees per term:
£3,240 to £5,330
Scholarships & bursaries:
ISC reference number:
DfE reference number:
878 / 6014
Boys - age range & pupil numbers:
Day: 3 to 18 (216)
Boarding: 10 to 19 (19)
Sixth Form: (19)
Girls - age range & pupil numbers:
Day: 3 to 18 (246)
Boarding: 10 to 19 (15)
Sixth Form: (20)
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.
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.
The School has recently launched a Research Based Learning Curriculum across the entire school and all of our pupils benefit from the “bring your own” ICT infrastructure that best models ICT usage in the work-place.
Throughout the school we offer a broad and balanced curriculum that recognises natural talents and nurtures the individual. Our dedicated team of teaching and pastoral care staff provide encouragement, motivation and support to enable pupils to achieve their aspirations academically and in the expressive arts, music, drama and sport. Our extra-curricular activities and enrichment programmes have a wide range of activities for everyone to enjoy providing opportunities to develop new skills and challenges.
As a relatively small school we know every pupil very well. With a strong house system this provides a framework for pupils to develop a sense of collectiveness within a supportive environment. Pupils learn respect for themselves and others through our teaching of moral values and good standards of behaviour.
Our aim is that every child who comes into the school will enjoy their experience at Stover School. They will look back on their school days with affection; having achieved the best they are capable of, explored different opportunities and challenges with confidence and enthusiasm, ready to leave Stover equipped with the qualifications and skills required for life as an adult.
Examinations. Public examinations set by all examination boards are taken at GCSE Level and at A Level. Music examinations are set by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. Speech and Drama examinations are set by LAMDA.
Physical Education. Hockey, rugby, netball, football, rounders and cricket are the core team games. Individual sports include athletics, gymnastics, golf, tennis, badminton and cross country. Other sports throughout the year include adventure development, orienteering and dance.
The school has extensive grass pitches, six tennis courts (3 floodlit), a covered sports dome, a 3-hole short golf course, cross-country tracks and cricket nets. We run a full range of in-school and after-school sports clubs and fixture lists for both Senior and Prep.
Optional subjects. In addition to a wide variety of activities organised by Stover's own staff there are specialist peripatetic staff for instrumental and voice tuition, speech and drama, riding and golf and tennis coaching
Entrance and Scholarships. Scholarships are available at 11+, 13+ and 16+ in Academic, Arts, Music and Sport. In addition means-tested bursaries are available. Stover School in association with Plymouth University also offers the Excellence in Mathematics Scholarships to International students, which attracts a 10% remission of fees at Plymouth University for the duration of the Undergraduate Degree course (3 years).
Charitable status. Stover School Association is a Registered Charity, number 306712. Stover School is a charitable foundation for education.
Scholarships are awarded as a discount on the full boarding or day fees. These awards can also be supplemented by a means tested bursary should the financial circumstances of the family necessitate it.
Academic Scholarships are awarded on the results of scholarship examinations, a pupil interview and a report from the applicant’s current school.
Scholarships are worth between 5 – 15% of 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.
The Siblings Allowance
Amounts to 10% of the fee discounted for the second child, 20% for the third child in the family; these discounts apply in ascending age order.
The Forces Allowance (Non CEA Package and CEA Package)
Non CEA – Stover School offers a package for service personnel who do not currently benefit from the CEA Allowance.
CEA Package – In collaboration with the MOD’s Continuity of Education Allowance, Stover School has created its own ‘All-Inclusive’ Service Family Package to work alongside the CEA. In addition to the CEA, this means Service Families pay a maximum addition of only 10% including extra charges such as uniform, laundry, Boarding trips and examination fees (see booklet for further details).
Stover School offers Bursaries, to give able children whose parents could not otherwise afford the fees, the opportunity to attend Stover School and to remain at the School until the end of their schooling. The award of a Bursary is subject to an annual review of parental income. For further details of financial assistance, please contact our Registrar.
For further details of any of the financial support available please contact our Registrar on Tel 01626 354505.
Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, ISC is not responsible for inaccuracies