Stover, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 6QG
10 reasons to choose Stover Preparatory School
Stover Preparatory School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 84. It is one of the best independent prep schools in Newton Abbot and one of the 3 best primary schools for 5 miles.
Stover Preparatory School is an independent prep day and boarding school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 3 and 11 years. Boarding from Year 4 for the very small number of pupils who board. 50% are full boarders and 50% are weekly or flexi boarders. It is a Church of England school, open to all faiths and none. The school has a non-selective admissions policy. It is the prep school to Stover School, an all-through school to age 18. Day fees at Stover Preparatory School range from £3,240 (Rec) to £4,355 per term (2023/24). Full boarding fees are £8,740 per term.
Average class size
Stover Preparatory School has one class per year to Year 2, usually two from Year 3, and an average class size of 13 pupils.
At the end of Year 6 most Prep School pupils move up to Stover School.
The Stover Preparatory School curriculum
School curriculum is based on the National Curriculum and also includes PSHE, reasoning, French, Spanish. History and geography taught as a ‘themed topic’ throughout. The emphasis on skills development is characterised as the ‘Research Based Learning Curriculum’. The school offers each child a handful of extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups and visiting speakers. Residential trips from Year 2. Forest School sessions for all pupils.
Specialist teachers for sport, music and languages throughout, and for DT (home economics) in Year 6.
Sport at Stover Preparatory School
School offers over 15 different sports through the year, through both the curriculum and extra-curriculum. Representative teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Stover Preparatory School
Art, music and drama are taught as discrete curricular subjects to all pupils. All pupils learn an instrument in class and half take extra-curricular instrument lessons from Year 3, and 80% sing in one of the three choirs. Orchestra and several instrument ensembles. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Wraparound care from 7.30am to 5.00/5.30pm. Nursery open for 34 weeks of the year. Day boarding option to 9.00pm. Minibus service at 4.45pm.
Find another school near Stover Preparatory School
Stover School (0 miles); Sands School (6.4 miles); Trinity School, Teignmouth (8.9 miles); St John’s School, Sidmouth (26.1 miles).
South Dartmoor Community College (5.9 miles); Torquay Boys’ Grammar School (7.5 miles); Torquay Girls Grammar School (7.6 miles).