We are delighted to announce that from 2023, Stamford will become fully co-educational at all stages. For more information, please visit Stamfordcoed.org

Stamford Junior School Headteacher Matthew OReilly

Students from a range of countries around the world choose to study at Stamford, which offers the educational quality of an HMC school in one of the UK’s safest and most historic towns.

Miss Meg Oswald is the Schools’ International Registrar, and is dedicated to handling applications for international students to the Schools. Meg will be your main point of contact for placing students at Stamford. Meg can be contacted via:

Email – MROswald@ses.lincs.sch.uk
Phone – +441780 750380
Online – enquiry form

Applications during Covid-19

We are still able to process applications to study at Stamford; all of our communication, testing, interviews, and administration can be carried out remotely online. For more information on the requirements and processes in place, please contact Meg.


How to Apply

In order to apply, our digital application form should be completed and submitted along with the £100 application fee.

We also require a scanned passport copy, two years’ of school reports and a handwritten personal statement from the applicant.

All applicants will sit our online entrance assessment and take part in an interview with a senior member of academic staff.

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If English is not a student’s first language, our EAL (English as an Additional Language) Department will help establish the amount of support needed, if any. This will be assessed using their entrance exam results and through discussion with a senior member of academic staff. Staff continue to monitor students’ progress throughout their time at Stamford.

Our EAL Department places a strong emphasis on academic progress, but supports students far beyond teaching English. Our EAL team help students adjust to life in England and learn about British customs and traditions, whilst welcoming and celebrating students’ home cultures. They also work as part of a wider team towards seamless pastoral and academic support.


Securing a VISA

Stamford is licensed to sponsor students under the Child Student route, and can support your visa application by issuing a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

We are not immigration specialists, and therefore cannot provide legal advice.

Securing a VISA


All international students are required to have an educational guardian based in the UK.

A guardian acts as the parents’ representative and should be available to contact 24/7 in case of an emergency. They are expected to communicate with the School regularly regarding the student’s welfare, and liaise with the School regarding travel and accommodation arrangements during school holidays.

Guardians must be appointed before a student joins us. The School cannot allocate or recommend a guardian on the parents’ behalf; it is an important decision that lies solely with the parents.


A HMC School

As members of HMC, the professional association of the Heads of the world’s leading independent schools, we provide academic excellence, outstanding pastoral care, and very good co-curricular opportunities. We offer 27 subjects at A Level, and students leave us to complete degrees at Oxford, Cambridge, Russell Group, elite and international universities, alongside a wide range of career and study choices.

Don't just take our word for it...

My experiences at Stamford have been life-changing to me.

Not only were they valuable, they have also shaped me into my confident and motivated self. Stamford was not just a school to me, it was also a second home, and I am proud to call myself an Old Stamfordian.

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Sonia (OS19)

Even though I had never stayed in a boarding house in my life and this is my first time away from my family for a long time, Park House is very cosy and I feel like it is actually my second home!

The boarding staff are very kind, and I am supported by them a lot.

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Nanako Year 12

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