Prep School

Meet the Head

Mr Matthew Appelby

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

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. We are blessed with having in excess of 60 acres of land at Stover and we utilise this to support and enhance learning experiences as often as possible, ranging from poetry in the outdoor classroom and pond dipping in science, through to story time and the learning of survival skills in our woodland school.

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 sports are encouraged and given curriculum time 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. As well as this, we focus on developing the skill of public speaking, culminating in all children sitting the English Speaking Board examination in Year 5.

Finally, we are a friendly and supportive school with an active parent body in ‘Friends of Stover’ to assist you in settling in to our community. I hope you find this booklet useful and look forward to seeing you soon.

Mr Matthew Appleby

Head of Stover Preparatory School


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