Welcome to Stover
Stover is located in 64 acres of rolling parkland, between Dartmoor and the sea, in the beautiful county of Devon. Housed in the historic estate of the Templer family, later home to the Duke of Somerset, our school is a very special place in which to work and study. Our founder Mrs Joan Key moved the school to its present site in 1932, at which time she wrote
"I walked up the portico steps, unlocked the door and entered the splendid hall, with the library doors flung wide and the glorious moorland view and I never had a moment's hesitation."
Today, we are a small, caring and friendly school combining ‘excellent’ teaching with ‘excellent’ pastoral care (ISI Inspection Report, March 2014). Our classes are small and we pride ourselves on the individual attention given to each and every pupil; as we work on the premise that ‘one size does not fit all’. Our teaching aims to balance the traditional with the innovative, and to provide a varied, stimulating and engaging learning environment for all pupils. We provide a broad and balanced curriculum and, whatever the academic aspirations of each pupil may be, we nurture their abilities and allow them to achieve, and go beyond, their aspirations.
Education is about much more than simple exam success of course, and in Stover there is equal emphasis on the development of fully rounded individuals, who have had a wide variety of extra-curricular experiences. This helps to produce individuals who are polite and confident in themselves but aware of others; and who have an array of life skills which allow them to create and take advantage of opportunities and to cope with whatever life may have in store. Our Christian ethos creates a framework for teaching children about the value of moral standards and spiritual awareness. Overall we aim to create an enjoyable and rewarding experience for all of our pupils which they will be able to look back upon with affection.
The proof of the worth of any school is in its ‘product’, and I would urge you to come and visit us and to talk with the pupils and staff in order to experience at first-hand what it is that makes Stover so special.
For further enquiries or to make an appointment please see ADMISSIONS
Dr Jeremy Stone