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Welcome From the Head
Welcome to Stamford, where we have been educating students since 1532.
Stamford strives to offer an outstanding, contemporary education in which students develop the ability to think for themselves and to interpret the world around them.
Academically, our focus is on thinking and communicating creatively, and collaborating with others to solve complex problems. Teamwork is at the heart of all we do, encouraging students to bring out the best in others and allowing every single student to thrive in our kind, inclusive and welcoming community.
In our modern teaching spaces, our students learn in an environment designed to develop and further their intellectual curiosity, as well as their practical and social development.
We want our students to be determined, hard-working and eager to get involved with everything we offer. We aspire them to grasp each and every opportunity, and to be the very best they can be both in and out of the classroom. Within a sound framework of pastoral care and continuous development, Stamfordians are filled with fire and spirit, and have the skills and confidence to face the future as rounded and grounded young adults.
In May 2022, the Governors announced that the Schools will become co-educational from September 2023. We are both delighted to be part of the team working on this transition, and we look forward to meeting you and your family and sharing more about our exciting plans for these schools.
Vicky Buckman, Head, Stamford High School
Nick Davies, Interim Head (2022-23), Stamford School
Mr Nick Gallop leaves Stamford School this summer after six years as Head. Mr Nick Davies, current Senior Deputy Head, will lead Stamford School from September
Stamford aspire to develop the individuality of our students, giving them the confidence and ambition to strive to achieve their personal best. With an ambitious and broad curriculum, engaging lessons stretch our children’s minds, helping them to develop a lifelong love of learning. We instil, within our students, a sense of personal responsibility, service to the community and leadership, underpinned by a pastoral ethos which places the well-being of our students at the heart of all we do.
Learning at Stamford
A broad curriculum coupled with attentive and enthusiastic teaching provides an environment in which young minds are stimulated and developed. Beyond the classroom, there are trips around the world to widen cultural horizons and regular field trips to bring subjects to life. There is an extensive range of co-curricular activities, from CCF and debating to photography and cooking, which promote a love of learning beyond the academic programme.
Our pastoral programme is given the highest priority, as we know that happy, cared-for children are most likely to thrive. There are initiatives in place to ensure every child at our Schools receives the best possible pastoral care. Examples of these include the provision of the ‘Phoenix Room’, a safe, quiet space for students, the appointment of our first Student Support Manager, and an updated PSHE programme (personal, social and health education) for all students. The Schools are designed to be a place of comfort and security to which each student looks forward to returning each day.
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.