Step 1 – School Visit
If you are considering joining Stover, the first step is to come and see what makes us special. We will arrange a visit to the School which will include a tour and a meeting with the Headmaster, Mr Notman or the Head of the Preparatory School, Mr Burt.
Step 2 – Taster
Tasters are an opportunity for prospective pupils to experience a day with their peers, to put them at ease and give them a feel for life at Stover. Taster day assessments are considered alongside your child’s current school report before an offer of a place is made. A single day is normally sufficient although tasters of up to a week can be arranged. If you are considering boarding we can also offer a sleepover to get a real feel for the family atmosphere we have at Stover.
The aim of the admissions process is to identify potential. Stover School seeks to admit well rounded pupils with a genuine interest in education in the broadest sense of the word, with interests that stretch beyond the confines of the academic curriculum. As well as academic achievement, the school has strong traditions in Music, Drama, Art, Outdoor Pursuits, community activities and Sport. There are many extra-curricular activities, all of which are important in developing a well-balanced, confident individual.
Step 3 – Registration
To enter the School we require a completed Registration form, recent school reports, copy of either a birth certificate or passport and a non-refundable Registration Fee of £100. Applications can be received throughout the year.
Step 4 – Offer of a Place
Once your application has been approved, we will write to you confirming your child’s place and their start date. We request a refundable deposit of £250 (day), £750 (boarder) and that our Acceptance of Parent Contract forms be completed and returned prior to your child starting at Stover. Once your place has been accepted a welcome pack containing more information and various consent forms will be sent out shortly before the start date, required back before the first day of school.
Step 5 – Starting at the School
Subject to a place being available, start dates can be arranged at a time to suit your family although most pupils join us at the beginning of a term. We will be happy to arrange a suitable appointment for you to purchase your uniform from our school shop prior to this date.