Stover Preparatory School

Stover Preparatory School

Day Weekly Boarding Full Boarding Flexi Boarding Devon

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.

Year Founded 1832

Stover Preparatory School has a total of 128 pupils.

Day pupil fees are from £2624 to £3526, per term.

Boarding pupil fees are from £6447, per term.

66 Day Boys
(3- 11)
60 Day Girls
(3- 11)
1 Boarding Boys
(0 months)
1 Boarding Girls
(0 months)

About Stover Preparatory School

Stover's Preparatory School is located in the Clock House. Built in 1843, it is a delightful building that offers children a safe and secure environment to begin their school life and its proximity to the Senior School gives them access to all the facilities that the whole school offers.

The Preparatory School aims to provide a happy and caring environment in which children develop an enthusiasm and willingness to learn. We help them to gain confidence and to recognise and celebrate their differences. We also teach respect - for themselves, for each other and for their teachers.

We welcome children of all abilities and we are skilled at using different teaching methods and techniques appropriate to the children in our care. Their emotional and social development in these early years is also important and this sits alongside the teaching of basic skills, such as reading, writing and numeracy.

At Stover, we encourage children to communicate effectively and with confidence. We do this by encouraging them to participate in class, to enter into discussion, to perform to their friends and to parents. We have a busy schedule of concerts, dramatic performances and presentations, so that children feel the sense of achievement that fuels their self-esteem.

We are fortunate to be able to tap into the shared resources of the Senior School, not just the spacious grounds that we use for sports and outdoor activities, but also home economics, science and art rooms that give our older children a taste of life in the Senior School.

Socially and academically, our children in Years 5 and 6 are prepared for the demands they will face as they move to the Senior School. These include organisational skills, as well as learning study skills and to concentrate for longer periods. We believe that the close connection we have with pupils in the Senior School provides valuable inspiration for those who are preparing for that transition.

Scholarships & Bursaries

Bursaries are normally only available to Senior School pupils.

For more information please contact the Registrar on 01626 354505 or   and download our Scholarships Booklets and Bursary Form.

Admissions Process

Registration; to enter the Preparatory School (Reception through to Year 6) we require a completed registration form, recent school reports and a non-refundable Registration Fee of £100. Applications can be received throughout the year 

Taster; an opportunity to experience a day with their peers, to put them at ease and give them a real feel for life at Stover. Taster day assessments are considered alongside their report before an offer of a place is made

Offer of a Place; we request a refundable deposit of £250 (day), £750 (boarder) and our Acceptance of Parent Contract forms be completed and returned, we will confirm your child’s place, start date and our welcome pack will be sent out prior to your child commencing at Stover

The main entry points are: 4, 7 years old, although we regularly have pupils joining in other years, where space is available. Children are welcome to join throughout the year.



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