Suffolk, United Kingdom
About Stoke College
Located in the village of Stoke-by-Clare, near Sudbury in Suffolk, Stoke College is an independent, co-educational, all-through school with around 130 students aged 4-18. The school exists on the site of an ancient monastic college, in a Grade II listed building, and became a full independent school in its current form in 1954.
Primarily a day school, Stoke College provides boarding for children over the age of 9, and also operates its own sixth form.
Values and vision
Stoke College highly values academic excellence, as well as the benefits of extra-curricular activities. All levels of the school offer small class sizes and a close academic relationship between teacher and pupil. At sixth form, students have access to a personal tutor and a wide-ranging curriculum to best allow them to pursue their preferred subjects.
The school makes extensive use of its wide-ranging sports facilities and regularly takes part in competitive sports events against other local schools. Stoke College is also known for its charitable efforts, with students raising money for a variety of charities and supporting a number of humanitarian and environmental causes.
“The pupils spoken to were articulate and enthusiastic about the opportunities provided at school. They felt that the school’s small size enabled them to make friends and find their feet quickly. Many commented that they had had unhappy experiences at previous schools and how much they welcomed the support from concerned and approachable teachers, who recognised and responded to their various needs. They felt well supervised and safe in school, and did not feel threatened by adults or other pupils.”