Applying to Stamford School
For boys joining before the Sixth Form, we run online assessments that your son will complete as part of a day with us, either during the main entrance examination day in January, or on a date we agree with you. We’ll ask for reports and a reference from your son’s current school, take into account predicted grades at GCSE, and he’ll have an interview with a senior member of staff.
If your son will be sitting Common Entrance at his current school, and joining us in Year 9, we’ll take those results into account, and we’ll also ask him to complete our examinations for internal benchmarking.
Boarding is extremely popular in the Sixth Form; many of our students and their families see it as an opportunity to start to develop their skills in living away from their family, and to learn how to live and get along with other people before they move on to university. Mrs Heading will be very happy to arrange a taster stay as part of any visit to see the School.
Ideally, you should contact us at least a year in advance of entry, in case your son’s year group is likely to be oversubscribed. However, if we have a place available, we will be happy to consider your application at any time.
Key Admissions Dates
Autumn Term 2020
Saturday 3 October – Open Day at Stamford High School and Stamford School
Saturday 10 October – Open Morning: Stamford Junior School
Friday 27 November – Deadline for Bursary and Scholarship Applications
Spring Term 2021
Wednesday 6 January – Deadline for Entrance Examination Applications
Saturday 9 January – Entrance Examination Day
Wednesday 13 January – Talented Athlete Development Award Assessments
Saturday 16 January – Academic Scholarship Examination
Friday 29 January – Offers Issued by First Class Post
Tuesday 2 February – Discovery Morning: Stamford Junior School
Tuesday 9 February – Discovery Morning: Stamford School
Wednesday 10 February – Discovery Morning: Stamford High School
Tuesday 9 March – Discovery Morning: Stamford Junior School
Wednesday 17 March – Discovery Morning: Stamford High School
Thursday 18 March – Discovery Morning: Stamford School
Friday 12 March 2021 – Deadline for Acceptance of Offer
Summer Term 2021
Tuesday 11 May – Discovery Morning: Stamford Junior School
Wednesday 19 May – Discovery Morning: Stamford High School
Thursday 20 May – Discovery Morning: Stamford School
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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