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Thursday, 2 June 2011

Stover School

Stover School is a boarding and day school of some 500 boys and girls, set in rolling parkland in the Teign valley in Devon. Pupils range in age from 3 to 18, and about 10% are full-time boarders.

From 1928, until the founding of the First steps Nursery in 1994, Stover was an all-girls senior school. The advent of the Prep School in 1995 was followed by the first admission of boys in 2002, and from 2012 onwards Stover will be completely coeducational throughout. There are some 180 pupils in the nursery and prep school, and around 320 in the senior school. The school is non-selective, but academic standards are high and there is a strong commitment to extra-curricular activities.

Stover School adopted it's present site in 1932 and occupies the former estate of the Dukes of Somerset, on the outskirts of Newton Abbot. The 64 acres of grounds nestle just to the south of Dartmoor, with splendid views across to Haytor and beyond.

Stover has seen exciting developments over the past decade, with a new Art, Photography and Media Centre being built in 2001, and an extension to the prep school and a new Science block in 2005. A new sports pavillion has just been opened. The school grounds include indoor and outdoor tennis courts, games fields, dedicated play areas and the Georgian mansion and stable block of the original estate. At present there is only provision for girls' boarding on site, but the addition of boys' boarding facilities is planned for 2012 as the next major development.

See here for further information.

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