Independent Day and Boarding School
Stoke by Clare, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 8JE
Tel: +44 (0)1787 278 141


Year 11 Successes
Our senior pupils have had a very successful weekend worth lots of celebration. James came 19th...

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London Olympic Hockey Centre
U13 National Hockey at the London Olympic Hockey Centre.   The 10 girls were so excited to be...

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Hockey in the Rain
On Tuesday 15th November, the senior girls hockey team played Gosfield and, after a big loss the...

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ISA Senior Swimming Gala
ISA EAST Swimming Gala results are as follows: Breaststroke Sean M: 2nd with 47:25 Georgiana:...

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Ruby is through to Swimming Nationals!
Following are the results from the Junior ISA swimming gala on Wednesday 2nd November....

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Remembrance at the Memorial
Remembrance Day 11th November 2016 War Memorial – Stoke by Clare   The senior school...

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Fireworks Amaze
Stoke College celebrated Bonfire Night early this year with a firework display in their beautiful...

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Halloween Spook-tacular!
Stoke Boarding put on a spook-tacular event on Monday evening. Years 5 through to 11 were all...

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Our Harvest Donations
The pupils from Year 1 visited the Haverhill food bank to present the donations kindly given by...

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U9s Hockey
On Wednesday we hosted our first U9s hockey fixture of the year with Gosfield and Cambridge...

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New Sixth Form Opening September 2017 Full Boarding
Opening 2017
Would you like to join a sixth form with small class sizes and close individual support? Find out more by clicking here. To discuss moving to Stoke for your sixth form, contact our registrar on 01787 278 141. Stoke College is well known for its supportive and caring boarding environment. From 2017, we are delighted to announce we are opening full, 7 day-a-week boarding. Click here to find out more.

New Academic Scholarships available for Sixth Form entry. Call to find out more!

Welcome to Stoke College
Children here are busy and happy and they become confident in everything they do. They look forward to coming to school where learning is fun and everyone is valued. Each and every child in the school is taught according to their needs and abilities ensuring that their personal talents are nurtured and that they achieve at the highest possible level of which they are capable, not just in academic studies but in arts, technologies and sports, developing their communication and life skills at every stage of their education.
The school is refreshingly down-to-earth, the culture is non elitist and unpretentious and the school is the school of choice for families seeking the benefits and privileges of an independent education – but an education with a difference!

At Stoke the end goal is to help produce self-confident, successful and capable young people.  An 'Old Stokesian' will also have a broad mind, a respect for others, a desire to make a positive contribution in all aspects of life, and a clear appreciation of the value of happy schooldays.

"The overall academic and extra-curricular achievement of all pupils is excellent."
"The personal development of pupils is outstanding. They are well mannered, respectful of others and tolerant of difference." Independent Schools Inspectorate, 2012

Head's Blog

Click here to read the latest blog. 


Set in 25 acres of beautiful, historic parkland on the banks of the River Stour – Stoke College is an idyllic environment which offers the finest start in life.
Stoke is an independent, fee-paying school and fees include lunches. We offer a variety of boarding options and day pupils are, by arrangement, able to arrive early and stay in the evenings to help families balance parenting with busy working lives.
To learn more about Stoke College please contact our Registrar, Belinda Jenkinson, for more information -

Native language assistance:

German, French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese: contact Sabine Kite
via email:
or telephone: 01787 278 141

Chinese: contact
 Xiao Hui Jiang
via email:  
or mobile: 44-(0)7595034399)

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Location and Bus Routes

The college is situated in Stoke-by-Clare, between the towns of Haverhill and Sudbury. We currently run three school buses:
Dunmow/Braintree and
If you would like to use our minibus service, call us on +44 (0)1787 278 141 and speak to our Registrar.