Scholarships at Stover

  • Academic
  • Arts
  • Music
  • Sport
  • Tennis

Scholarships are designed to reward excellence and to celebrate exceptional talent. These awards take into account assessment results, a pupil’s ability, potential, attitude and work ethos. In recognition of this achievement, the scholar is offered a reduction in the fees for a designated time at Stover School.

Scholarship invitations are sent out to all parents who have expressed an interest.

We encourage parents who are applying for scholarships and who anticipate that they will experience difficulty in meeting the balance of the tuition fees, to apply for a means-tested bursary. Details regarding bursaries are available from the Bursar’s Office.

All scholarships are subject to annual review, and a scholar is expected to help set high standards amongst their peers, and to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to their discipline in school. Within these guidelines, it is not necessarily obligatory for a scholar to opt for any particular academic subject in Years 10 or 12.

Academic Scholarships are awarded on the results of scholarship examinations, a pupil interview and a report from the applicant’s current school.

Scholarships are worth between 5 – 15% of fees.

Stover offers scholarships at 11+ (Year 7 entry), 13+ (Year 9 entry) and Sixth Form.

Stover PE Scholars

Each year, we award a number of Sports Scholarships to high performing athletes who are committed to upholding the values of the school and who demonstrate the ability to progress and achieve high levels of success within their chosen sport.

All Senior School pupils awarded a scholarship in sport are involved on our Sport Scholar Programme, which is designed to stretch and challenge.

The extensive programme covers both practical and theoretical aspects of sports development. The programme also includes a variety of workshops with guest speakers, nutritional advice, training programme development, skills master classes, trips to sports facilities and venues and a range of other exciting opportunities.

• All Sports Scholars will be awarded financial support towards school fees
• Professional Coaching – available in major school sports
• Training- minimum of 2 per week
• Sport Psychology support and training including specialist workshops covering performance, lifestyle and nutrition
• Official Sport Scholars Dry robe

Stover Tennis Academy

Our Tennis Academy Scholarship provides scholars with 3 sessions of squad tennis per week.

Pupils awarded a Tennis Academy Scholarship will be required to pay for one individual session a week. Lessons cost £16 and last for 40 minutes.

This academy is aimed at players of outstanding potential or ability and at Devon County Level.

The scholarship assessment will include:

• Physical/fitness testing (age appropriate)
• Observation of Tennis performance by Tennis coach
• An interview with the Head of PE


The Siblings Allowance

Amounts to 10% of the fee discounted for the second child, 20% for the third child in the family; these discounts apply in ascending age order.

The Forces Allowance (Non CEA Package and CEA Package)

Non CEA – Stover School offers a package for service personnel who do not currently benefit from the CEA Allowance.

CEA Package – In collaboration with the MOD’s Continuity of Education Allowance, Stover School has created its own ‘All-Inclusive’ Service Family Package to work alongside the CEA. In addition to the CEA, this means Service Families pay a maximum addition of only 10% including extra charges such as uniform, laundry, Boarding trips and examination fees (see booklet for further details).


Stover School offers Bursaries, to give able children whose parents could not otherwise afford the fees, the opportunity to attend Stover School and to remain at the School until the end of their schooling. The award of a Bursary is subject to an annual review of parental income. For further details of financial assistance, please contact our Registrar.

For further details of any of the financial support available please contact our Registrar on Tel 01626 354505.