We offer a broad and balanced curriculum that is based on the National Curriculum but not restricted by it. Extensive use is made of our fabulous historic grounds and of the outstanding local area in which we are situated.
Breadth of Curriculum
Pupils in the Preparatory School study the following subjects:
||Spanish (from Year 1)
||French (from Year 3)
||Home Economics (Year 6)
1. Sport plays a key role in the curriculum and after English and Mathematics, has the highest weekly time allocation.
2. We have specialist teachers for numerous subjects from Year 1 and offer specialist teaching for all subjects in Years 5 and 6.
3. We have specialist rooms for ICT, Art and Music and Jubilee Hall for performances.
4. Our peripatetic teachers offer a wealth of options in music, tennis, ballet and drama.
5. SPS has developed a fine reputation for Performing Arts. Our productions and musical concerts are of the highest standard.
6. Public speaking is emphasized and pupils in Year 5 consistently achieve highly impressive results their English Speaking Board Examinations.
Spanish and French conversation are taught, with Spanish introduced in Year 1 and French in Year 3. Home Economics is taught in Year 6 with pupils making use of the excellent facility in the Senior School.
We have an extensive sports fixtures list with U9 and U11 pupils having ample opportunity to represent their school. Team sports include rugby, football cricket, hockey, netball and rounders. Individual sports offered include athletics, swimming, tennis, golf and horse riding.
Stover has a fine musical tradition. Over 80% of our Preparatory School pupils are in the Choir and they have the chance to perform at various events throughout the year including local music festivals. All pupils have drama, singing and music lessons each week and school productions are a highlight of the year. We also hold annual inter-house public speaking and debating competitions and Year 5 pupils sit the English Speaking Board examinations.
Educational visits, adventure days, activity days and a residential camp supplement our curriculum and are enjoyed by pupils of all ages.