Applying to Stamford School
Year 7 Entry
Boys joining in Year 7 will sit our Entrance Examinations. These consist of computerised, multiple choice English and maths tests, a piece of creative writing and an informal interview. All applications will be supported by a reference from your son’s current school which we will request.
Entry into Years 8, 9 and 10
Boys will be invited to sit the Entrance Examination during their visit, your son will complete his Entrance Assessments, have an interview with his prospective Head of Year as well as experience some lessons. All applications will be supported by a reference from your son’s current school which we will request.
Should your son be sitting his Common Entrance Examinations at his current Prep School we will still invite him in to spend the day with us so he can complete our Entrance Examinations, have an interview with Head of Year 9 as well as experience some lessons. All applications will be supported by a reference from your son’s current school which we will request.
Boarding is popular across all year groups. We have three boarding houses:
- Byard for Years 7-9
- St Paul’s for Years 10-11
- Browne House for Sixth Form
Boarding tasters are available to coincide with your son’s Taster Day.
Entry in Sixth Form
Boys joining in Year 12 will be invited to school for a Taster Day. During the day, they will have an interview with a senior member of staff and attend lessons in the subjects they favour for A Level. We will ask the students’ schools to provide their predicted GCSE grades, anytime from January onwards, depending upon when the mocks take place. Conditional offers are made based upon these predictions, provided they meet the requisite 5 Grade 6’s or above. Conditional offers become firm offers on results day.
If your son is applying for a Scholarship, there will be additional assessments around this time.
Please contact Mrs Sarah Heading for any further information.
Key Admissions Dates
Autumn Term 2021
Saturday 2 October – Senior Schools Open Day
Saturday 6 October – Sixth Form Open Evening
Saturday 9 October – Stamford Junior School Open Day
Spring Term 2022
Saturday 8 January – Year 7 Entrance Examination
Saturday 15 January – Academic Scholarship Examination
Tuesday 8 March – Discovery Morning: Stamford Junior School
Wednesday 16 March – Discovery Morning: Stamford High School
Thursday 17 March – Discovery Morning: Stamford School
Summer Term 2022
Tuesday 10 May – Discovery Morning: Stamford Junior School
Wednesday 18 May – Discovery Morning: Stamford High School
Thursday 19 May – Discovery Morning: Stamford School
Don't just take our word for it...
Thank you very much for making this morning so calm and stress free for the boys and parents. Stamford School feels a very warm and friendly place and you always make us feel so very welcome.Parent of a prospective pupil