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Stover School

In 2019 - 84% of entries being pass grades or better
Address: Stover, Newton Abbot, Newton Abbot TQ12 6QG, United Kingdom
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Description Stover School

  • Location: Newton Abbot, Devonshire, United Kingdom
  • The age of students: 3 to 18 years
  • Total number of students: 380 people
  • Educational programs: GCSE, A-level (elementary, middle and senior classes, Sixth Form)
  • Accommodation type: full-time; Boarding house (residence)
  • Type of stusying: mixed.

Independent private school Stover School offers effective, comprehensive educational programs for children from 3 to 18 years: this is an excellent opportunity to complete the entire course of secondary education in comfortable, favourable conditions. The institution operates on the principle of mixed education - both boys and girls can study here: the total number of students today reaches 380 people.

Stover School was founded in 1932 by the famous teacher Joan Ki - under the management of her family, the institution was located until 1956, and was later transferred to the management of a large charitable foundation.

All students and teachers appreciate the picturesque location of the campus (it is located on the territory of a large nature reserve), as well as the friendly and benevolent atmosphere inside the school. Thanks to a small number of students, a truly chambery, warm atmosphere reigns here - everyone knows each other by name and in person, constantly in contact during studying and extra-curricular activities. The educational programs are designed in such a way as to take into account the age features and interests of each age group of students. Classrooms for lessons are formed small, so that teachers have the opportunity to give everyone due personal attention, to practice an individual approach, in time to monitor possible difficulties and celebrate all successes.

Stover School regularly passes certification and testing of independent organizations and commissions - according to the latest data from the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) for the year 2014 the school earned the following marks:

  • "Good": academic successes of children, the level of education and living in the boarding house, the level of upbringing and development of children, the quality and organization of the curriculum, the organization of out-of-class education;
  • Excellent: working with parents, the quality of teaching, learning conditions, childcare and safety, the quality of school management, the quality of childcare.

According to statistics for 2014 academic the results of the students were excellent:

  • GCSE: 26% of the students passed the exams for the highest scores A * -A, 54% earned high marks from A * to B
  • A-level: 15% of the graduates showed the best results (A * -A), and 58% of the students earned good grades from A * to C.

Stover School has no dominant denomination and religion - children of all beliefs can learn here, being brought up in an atmosphere of traditional Christian values.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Stover School

Program name
from 9 700 £ / term


A two-year program is designed for students aged 14-16, aimed at completing the course of secondary education and obtaining a prestigious GCSE certificate.

The curriculum includes both compulsory subjects (5-7) and electives (usually 4-6), which students can choose independently to their liking. The list of possible disciplines for study includes the following:

  • Chemistry
  • English
  • English literature
  • Mass media
  • Physics
  • Arabic language
  • Mathematics
  • Physical culture and sport
  • Business
  • Geography
  • Theatrical and dramatic skills
  • French
  • History
  • Danish
  • Religious studies (theology)
  • Classical Latin
  • Biology
  • Portuguese
  • History of classical civilizations
  • Art
  • Italian language
  • Spanish
  • Music.

In 1 academic year there are 3 terms.

from 9 700 £ / term


The program of senior, graduating classes (stage Sixth Form) is designed for students 16-18 years old, planning to enter universities. The program is academically complex, intense: the A-level certificate is valued so highly that it gives its owner the right to enter even the best universities without preliminary entrance examinations and tests.

The course is designed for 2 academic years. The students choose independently all subjects for personal curriculum: usually 5 disciplines for the first year (AS-level) and only 3-4 for the second. The list of subjects available for study includes the following disciplines:

  • English literature
  • Economy
  • Art
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Higher Mathematics
  • French
  • Political Science and Politics
  • Biology
  • The photo
  • Classical Civilizations
  • Geography
  • physical Culture and sport
  • Graphic arts
  • Music Technology
  • Physics
  • History
  • Psychology
  • Theatrical and dramatic skills
  • Music
  • Art History
  • Mass media
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Russian language
  • Religious studies (theology).

In 1 academic year there are 3 terms.

Accommodation, housing and food

For students prepared rooms in comfortable, fully furnished and equipped residences directly on the school campus. Junior students occupy common bedrooms (for 5-6 people), high school students can count on private or double rooms.

Children are looked after by experienced educators and teachers (they live in the same houses) around the clock: they are responsible for discipline, cleanliness and order in the residence, help the students to solve any problems.

Stover School doors are always open during the academic time, so that students at any time can take advantage of all the infrastructure facilities: a laboratory, a library, a sports hall, an art studio or a workshop.

Nutrition of students is another pride of the school: professional, qualified chefs work there, forming a balanced, healthy, tasty and varied diet. Options are available for vegetarians. On request, a special (dietary, religious) menu can be organized.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : art, biology, chemistry, drama, economics, English, English as a Foreign Language, ethics, fashion, geography, graphic design, history, Information Technology, maths, Media technology, modern languages, music, Natural Sciences, philosophy, physical Culture, physics, psychology, Religious studies, sports science, textile, Theatrical art

Events Stover School

In their free time, students are available a diverse, rich and interesting extra-curricular program. Traditionally, for British boarding schools, the sports field is developed - we list only the most popular sports:

  • General fitness
  • Tennis (mostly large)
  • Netball
  • Dances
  • Hockey
  • Cross-country running
  • Rugby
  • Baseball
  • Athletics
  • Football
  • Cricket
  • Gymnastics
  • Golf
  • Horse riding.

Open many studios and circles on interests: fine arts, painting and drawing, culinary club, club of movie lovers.

Stover School is famous for its achievements in music: many well-known and talented musicians of our time were educated here, honing their skills in school years. Students often take individual lessons - the most popular is playing a musical instrument, more than 200 variants! We will name the most popular:

  • Clarinet
  • Keyboards
  • Brass instruments
  • Flute
  • Guitar
  • Stringed instruments
  • Drums
  • Oboe
  • Bassoon
  • Pianoforte.


  • The small, chamber dimensions of the school provide an individual approach to each student, constant communication between all students and teachers among themselves;
  • Educational programs combine intensive academic work (corresponding to national standards) and the education of traditional Christian values;
  • Classes include no more than 15-20 people: the teacher can give maximum attention to each student, closely monitor his progress and achievements, adapt the educational course to the personal characteristics and character of each;
  • Extra-curricular activities and electives can also be tailored to the needs of a particular student or group - the curriculum is very flexible;
  • A qualified school psychologist is always ready to help any student of any age. Also on campus around the clock (including weekends) an experienced nurse is on duty;
  • Special home economics lessons (or as they are called in the UK - "home economics", home economics) help both boys and girls to gain valuable economic skills, culinary skills;
  • Excellent academic results on GCSE programs and A-level help graduates to enter the best universities in the country and the world (including Cambridge and Oxford).

Equipment Stover School

Stover School is located in Devonshire, near the small cozy town of Newton Abbot. You can get to London in about 3 hours. On the well-groomed, spacious territory of the campus (the total area reaches 26 hectares!) Is all that is necessary for schoolchildren for study, recreation, sports and creativity:

  • Spacious academic buildings with bright modern classrooms and lectures
  • Scientific laboratories for practical studies and studies
  • Comfortable residences
  • Fine art studios and of painting
  • Center for Arts and Technology
  • Photostudio
  • Own Theater and Concert Hall
  • Music Classes
  • Multimedia Center
  • Large multi-purpose sports complex
  • Tennis courts (6 courts with professional all-weather covering and lighting)
  • Numerous sports fields, tracks and playgrounds, track and field track
  • Football fields
  • Rugby fields
  • Fields for netball
  • Hockey fields And grounds
  • Cricket field
  • Golf courses
  • Indoor and outdoor swimming pool.

The campus is located on the grounds of the large Stover Park: it provides a safe ecological environment, clean air away from big cities, excellent landscaping of the territory.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

In the academic year, there are 3 terms.

The following components are paid additionally:

  • Registration fee
  • Deposit confirming the place on the course
  • Contribution to school development
  • Examination fees
  • Tuition fee = cost per term
  • Additional academic activities, including individual ones (optional)
  • Additional activities, excursions, trips, electives and sections (optional)
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Guardianship (registration with the agency + guardian services)
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee in the Embassy
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Compulsory medical insurance.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 100 GBP
  • Deposit for a course/programme 1500 GBP

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution

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Stover School reviews

Elizabeth Rogers
Both my boys have attended here, one in the primary school and one in the secondary school. They had starkly different experiences. The good: My son in the senior school was a little odd and Stover helped him enormously and he had fabulous results (he would have got them anywhere) and Stover helped him enormously with his social skills. The head teacher, Mr Notman, can take personal umbridge if he does not like what you say and can become very defensive and rude. If you ask for a freedom of information on school files he leaves out defensive emails from himself and will happily lie to the governors. He is not an honest broker more of a salesman who is very poor at aftersales, in my opinion. He tried to turn my son having an argument with his girlfriend in to a child protection issue and also pulled other teenagers out of mocks to discipline them. The bad: the jusior school admitted after year 2 that a group of children, including my son, had been left two months behind. He was bullied and behaved badly as a result. He was banned from playing football by another student, the school did nothing. This was not totally evident until we moved him and he is now a totally different child. He says he used to find the lessons boring and that teachers did not make him feel safe. In my opinion the school had become incredibly poor whilst trying to grow far too quickly and the teachers are just not inspiring. The sport is poor and the sports teachers inappropriately qualified. The science teaching is totally lacking in the expertise the new school show and quite poor. The reading teaching was very poor (I had to point out that all their book levels were labelled incorrectly). The education here is no better than in your average state primary but the kids have more support at home. The school kept telling me my son was very bright yet he wasn't even where expected after 4 years at the school. One year on, including online teaching from the new school and he it at expected in everything and you can tell from looking at his books. He is growing in confidence, is part of the sports teams and has healthy relationships. In conclusion, I would never put any child I cared about at Stover Primary School. I would check very carefully that your child would suit the senior school.

Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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