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

From sporting opportunities such as sailing, rugby or hockey, to the performing arts including musicals, theatre and clubs; there is something for everyone at Stamford. Our broad co-curricular programme offers ideas to encourage and inspire our pupils. If students are interested in politics, they can get involved with our Debating Society, where they can join political debates about current affairs and discuss the hot issues of the day, or simply blog about their interests and viewpoints. Regarded as an essential part of their schooling, our co-curricular activities help students to develop important life skills such as leadership, confidence and teamwork. Educational trips and expeditions are also available to places such as Costa Rica, Russia, Iceland, South Africa, Australia, and India.

Each year group has a range of age-appropriate co-curricular options to choose from.  Students are encouraged to get involved, something which is particularly evident in our sporting provision, where at the Junior School, for example, every child from Year 3 and above will represent their school each term. Offering a wide co-curricular programme gives our pupils a better chance of finding activities they love and enables them to develop new skills.

Outdoor Education

Our Bushcraft, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award offer students further opportunities to be challenged beyond the classroom, helping them to develop skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking, responsibility, perseverance, collaboration and resourcefulness.

Outdoor Education

Combined Cadet Force (CCF)

Our Combined Cadet Force (CCF)is one of the largest voluntary contingents in the UK. It gives pupils the chance to join the Royal Navy, Army or the Royal Air Force sections. The CCF provides students with the opportunity to develop the qualities of endurance, resourcefulness, self-reliance, responsibility and leadership.

CCF at Stamford
Combined Cadet Force (CCF)

Hear more about outdoor education from our students and staff in the short videos below:


From performances and showcases to stagecraft and LAMDA courses; drama and dance offer a wealth of opportunity for any one interested in the dramatic arts.

More on Drama


With over 500 music lessons taking place every week and 45 co-curricular clubs there is plenty of opportunity to learn, develop and perform music.

Learn more about music


The schools compete in over 2000 sports fixtures each year. Our 114 co-curricular clubs supplement the 300+ teams to give as many pupils as possible the opportunity to represent the School.

More on sport

Don't Just Take Our Word For It...

At Stamford there’s a good range of options and opportunities because every child is different. You have sports, academics, music, extra-curricular, you can do all or part or some or any of them, there’s a great range. It’s all part of looking at the student as a whole person.

Parent Year 12

The sports tour to South Africa was amazing, I flew to Cape Town, saw Table Mountain, experienced South Africa, played sports against the South African schools…saw elephants, Robin Island, went to a township and was shown the poverty. Experiences I wouldn’t have had. My brother is in Year 11 and he’s now off to Sri Lanka.

Holly Farrow Year 13 Student

I feel that Sport is really important because it teaches you so many life skills. At Stamford, you play in a team regardless of your level.


I’ve become a confident, independent person because the School has opened the doors for me and given me all the options, encouraging me to try everything.

Chloe Smyth Current Y13 Pupil

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