Your Registrar: Mrs Brownlow
The Registrar for Stamford High School is Mrs Suzie Brownlow. Mrs Brownlow is your first point of contact throughout the admissions process and will look after your daughter’s application until she joins us as a pupil.
Tel: 01780 484242
Applying to Stamford High School
It is advisable to get in touch at least twelve months before you would like your daughter to join us, so that you are able to submit your application in good time, visit the Schools, and meet the Head and other members of staff. Please bear in mind that some year groups do get oversubscribed and may have a waiting pool.
To apply for a place at Stamford High School, please complete and return the Application Form, along with the Application fee of £100.
Girls 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. Applications after January will be considered provided there is space. All applications will be supported by a reference from your daughter’s current school which we will request.
Girls joining in Years 8, 9 or 10 will be invited to school for a Taster Day on a day to suit your family. During the day, they will complete some assessments in cognitive ability, meet the key year group staff, attend some lessons and have an interview with a senior member of staff. Should your daughter wish to apply for any scholarships (Years 9 and 10 only – in music, art, drama, sport or all-rounder) we can arrange for the appropriate assessments to take place during their Taster Day. Girls sitting the Common Entrance Examinations in Year 8, for entry in Year 9 will also attend a Taster Day and sit our assessments. The CE results will also be taken into account. We accept applications for these year groups throughout the year, provided there is space.
Girls joining in Year 12 will be invited to school for a Taster Day on a day to suit your family. 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.
Please scroll down this page to ‘Key Admissions Dates’ for precise dates.
Boarding is becoming increasingly popular in all years, and especially in the Sixth Form, where it can provide an increased level of support as girls prepare for A Levels and start to look ahead to University. We would advise a boarding taster as part of the application process if this is a consideration.
Please contact Mrs Suzie Brownlow for any further information.
Key Admissions Dates
Spring Term 2021
Wednesday 6 January – Deadline for Entrance Examination Applications
Saturday 9 January – Last day for assessment for those considering scholarship or bursary applications
Wednesday 13 January – Talented Athlete Development Award Assessments
Saturday 16 January – Academic Scholarship Examination
Friday 29 January – Offers Issued by First Class Post
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