Our School

Meet the Head

Headmaster, Mr Richard Notman

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. Our stunning rural setting allows children to enjoy being children and is integral to enhancing this ethos.

The co-educational, non-selective environment we provide, best models “real life”, allowing the pupils to build the interpersonal skills, empathy, independence and fortitude required to be successful in the wider world.

In this school, the family atmosphere ensures that every child is known and understood by the staff and their fellow pupils, as an individual who has something to offer the school community and world at large. This individual approach is reflected in our absolute focus on adding value to the academic potential of each pupil, in an effort to maximise their individual educational and examination outputs, regardless of ability.

We firmly believe that success breeds success and our extensive additional curriculum and activities programme provides opportunities for all of our children to explore a range of interests and enjoy positive outcomes, leading to a burgeoning self-confidence that then reaps rewards and enhances progress in all areas of the academic and additional curriculum.

At Stover School we take full advantage of our single campus for pupils from 3 to 18 years of age. The Prep and Senior stages are fully integrated, with staff working across both phases. We also provide a number of structured roles and responsibilities which allow older pupils to work with the younger ages. This enhances the Stover family, gives the older pupils the responsibility they need to grow and enables the younger pupils to aspire to these role models.

This drive to provide the best education for all our children has seen the pupil roll rise and examination results improve in a very healthy fashion over the last three years.

Richard Notman


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