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Stover School is a leading independent co-educational day and boarding school for pupils aged 3 – 18. It is set in 64 acres of beautiful and historical grounds in the heart of Devon’s glorious countryside between the foothills of Dartmoor and the South West Coastline. This excellent boarding school offers co-ed teaching throughout the school and achieve outstanding results at GCSE & A Level. The Stover school offers a broad and balanced curriculum that recognises natural talents and nurtures the individual. Extra-curricular activities and enrichment programmes have a wide range of activities for everyone to enjoy providing opportunities to develop new skills and challenges. This excellent boarding school also has a long standing reputation for excellence in music, drama and the expressive arts. Increased pupil numbers since the admission of boys have prompted the expansion of other facilities at the school in recent years. These have included a new Art and Photography Block, a new Science and Mathematics Building and campus wide expansion in ICT facilities and other modern technologies . Outside, a short course golf course, additional playing fields, cricket squares, a covered tennis court and a new sports pavilion with changing rooms have created greater opportunities for competitive sport and leisure.


  • 7 days boarding: 8,692 per term
  • Needs based aid: Offered
  • Merit scholarschips: Offered

Number of students

  Girls Boys Total
Boarding School: 18 24 42
Day School: 193 178 371

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Year Of Foundation


Some History

Stover School was founded on its present site in 1932.Until 1994 the school was a day and boarding school for girls aged 11 – 18 years. A Nursery was opened in 1994 and a Junior School for girls the following year. Junior aged boys were admitted in 2002, originally being taught in parallel classes to the girls. Since then, boys have been progressively assimilated into the Senior School, so that, today, both the Preparatory School and the Senior School are almost fully co-educational. A new Boarding House for boys has recently been constructed.The school celebrates its 80th Jubilee in 2012 and looks forward to an exciting future, whist reflecting on its proud heritage of past years.

About the school

  • Dorm facilities:
    Mansion House – sometimes referred to as the boys' house – houses the youngest boarders upwards. A grand marble staircase leads you up to the Boarding area, and the house is part of the original Stover Lodge built by James Templer. 
    Mansion house has 33 beds, and dorm sizes range from 4 – 7 beds. All rooms have a study space for each boarder. The junior boarders have the option of using the Library or Bellever room for study, both of which are just below Mansion House. The junior boys are supported with the ‘junior’ needs being taken in to account. There is a very homely and personal feel to the house.
    The common room is the hub of activity with a kitchen area, 4 computers - all with Skype access, and lots of sofas and comfy cushions!
    Park House – sometimes referred to as the Senior girls' house. Park House has 41 beds, and the house is a majority of senior girls, with rooms and dorms ranging from 1 – 7 beds. Year 13 students are allocated the small number of single rooms but many choose to share. 

    Being the ‘senior house’, the girls are afforded a little more freedom whilst maintaining a well-structured and nurturing environment. A key focus in Park House is academic rigour, with many of the girls heading on to University. The 6th form area of the house has its own kitchen where the girls can practise for those University days!

    The common room is the hub of the house with a kitchen area, TV and computers.



  • Dress code: Formal

Sport and culture

  • Sport Facilities:
    Facilities at Stover include six all-weather, Sports Dome, floodlit tennis and netball courts and extensive grass pitches.
  • Sports what we offer:
    All pupils take part in a full range of sports throughout the academic year. These include team sports such as hockey, rugby, football, netball, cricket and rounders . Individual sports include athletics, gymnastics, swimming, golf, tennis, badminton and cross country. In all sports, expert coaching is provided by well-qualified and experienced staff. Pupils have every opportunity to learn new skills and to develop their talents. Stover School Tennis Academy is run by our full-time, professional tennis coach.

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Stover School, Newton Abbot, Devon, UK | Best Boarding Schools
Stover School, Newton Abbot, Devon, UK | Best Boarding Schools
Stover School, Newton Abbot, Devon, UK | Best Boarding Schools
Stover School, Newton Abbot, Devon, UK | Best Boarding Schools
Stover School, Newton Abbot, Devon, UK | Best Boarding Schools
Stover School, Newton Abbot, Devon, UK | Best Boarding Schools


Location Description

From London 3 hours by car 


Stover , Newton Abbot, Newton Abbot, Devon, United Kingdom, Postcode - TQ12 6QG
Email - info@best-boarding-schools.net

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