Prep School

Meet the Head

Mr Ben Noble
Mr Ben Noble, Head of Stover Preparatory School

Welcome to Stover Preparatory School. We are a school where academic and personal development go hand-in-hand.

Here, your child will develop in a safe and secure environment, one where our staff really do go above and beyond to get to know each and every pupil. It is this nurturing environment that allows children to not only enjoy school but also to take risks with their learning, without fear of failure. Only by taking such risks, will children be able to fully achieve their potential.

At Stover, we seek to ‘prepare’ our pupils for the future and do so by offering a broad and balanced curriculum: one where the Arts and Sport are encouraged alongside English, Mathematics, Science and Computing. Furthermore, we place great emphasis on the development of personal skills including communication, problem solving, risk management, resilience and leadership, whilst also focusing on developing the skills of public speaking; culminating in all children sitting the English Speaking Board examination in Year 5.

We also believe that it is our job to ‘inspire’ pupils, facilitating a lifelong love of learning. To this end, our teachers plan and teach engaging and stimulating lessons both in and outside of the classroom, and are always seeking to provide those ‘WOW’ experiences. Children are given the opportunity and time to discover and investigate whilst working with their class teachers, as well as specialists in Music, Drama, Sport and Languages.

We are blessed with having 64 acres of land at Stover and we utilise this to support and enhance learning experiences as often as possible; ranging from poetry in the classroom, outdoor maths and pond dipping in Science, through to story time and the learning of survival skills in our woodland school; all pupils, from Reception to Year 6 have Forest School as part of their curriculum.

Children can take part in a range of after school activities in Reception through to Year 6. These include sports clubs as well as ICT, Quiz club, Fencing, Judo, Clay Pigeon, Orchestra, Arts and Crafts, Construction and even Zumba!

We are a friendly, caring and supportive school with an active parent body – the ‘Friends of Stover’ who meet on a regular basis.

You are very welcome to join us for one of our Open Days where your children can join in activities whilst you meet staff and have a tour oround the school. Alternatively, if you would like to visit us individually then please do contact us to arrange.

We look forward to meeting you.

Mr Ben Noble

Head of Stover Preparatory School

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