We want your son to understand himself, and the world around him, and to strive to improve both. Our watchword is opportunity; we stretch minds, challenge bodies and enrich souls through music, sports, the performing arts, outdoor adventure, volunteering and fundraising. Community is also a key ingredient; your son will become part of a cohesive, collaborative and caring community, where staff know, understand, support and encourage him. It’s a rounded and grounded community where your son can be confident to become himself. Academically, our focus is on fostering a love of learning and skills for life. Your son will be taught a broad curriculum by staff who are experts in how boys learn and interact, and our size and structure offers flexibility and choice when it comes to subject selection.
Scroll down the page to hear from the Head and find out more about life at Stamford School.
Shortlisted for TES Award
We are delighted that Stamford School has been shortlisted for the TES Independent Schools Sports Award 2021.
Stamford has been recognised for outstanding sporting provision and sporting engagement, even through difficult times. Well done to all students and staff involved.Book a Visit Today
Welcome From the Head
Welcome to Stamford School, where we have been educating boys for over 475 years. Today, for our 700 pupils, we maintain our traditional values but with a very modern outlook. We understand how to build a love of learning and develop intellectual curiosity, to instill the values of teamwork and competition on the sports field and through adventure and to fire imaginations through music, art and drama.
At Stamford we seek to foster a sense of personal responsibility, service to the community and leadership in every individual. In essence to help him to discover and develop the gifts which are already within him to their full potential. Our ambition is to inspire our boys not only to comprehend the world around them but also to go out to improve it.
Inside of our classrooms, the highly prized qualities of collaboration, teamwork and bringing out the best in others are right at the heart of a Stamford School education. Learning may incorporate state-of-the-art technology, but the focus is upon thinking and communicating creatively, and interacting with others to solve complex problems across the whole curriculum.
That said, there is no doubt that young people value first-hand experiences more than ever, so taking education outside the classroom – to Iceland, America, Costa Rica, New Zealand and Sri Lanka; and more closely to Flanders, London, Stratford and the Lake District; to plays, museums, national parks and sites of historical importance – continues to be such a vital and vibrant part of our education.
The pages which follow will give you some idea of the opportunity a Stamford School education offers, but they are no substitute for you visiting the School. I believe you will find the environment busy, focused, caring but overwhelmingly happy. Our Open Days take place twice a year but at any other time I should always be delighted to meet you and show you the School.
Headmaster of Stamford School
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Stamford School Ethos
Stamford School has a strong reputation for success, from academic excellence to outstanding achievements in music, drama, sports and adventure. We foster, within our boys, a sense of personal responsibility, service to the community and leadership, underpinned by a pastoral ethos which places the well-being of the boys at the heart of all we do. A Stamford School boy is rounded and grounded.
Stamford School Learning
Your son’s experiences at Stamford School will promote a sense of intellectual curiosity and a love of learning which will remain with him throughout life. A broad curriculum coupled with innovative and enthusiastic teaching provides an environment in which young minds are stimulated and developed. Academic learning is enriched by a wide variety of educational visits and international exchanges. Our extensive co-curricular programme completes a well-rounded learning experience, giving our students the opportunity to develop their interests and abilities in an impressive range of activities.
Stamford School Pastoral
Our pastoral programme is given the highest priority, as we know that happy, cared-for children are most likely to thrive. There are many structures in place to ensure that the welfare of every child at our School is safeguarded and that their progress is monitored carefully. Form Tutors develop good relationships with each member of their set and are quickly able to identify problems. The house system mixes boys across the School, providing the younger boys with good role models and creating within the older boys a sense of responsibility. Student mentors support the younger boys and are willing to discuss any issues they might have.
Don't just take our word for it...
There is a good balance between the importance the school gives to academic achievement and the rounding that you get from doing other things.Stamford School Parent 2018