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

Creativity is one of the four fundamental attributes we develop in students at the Stamford Endowed Schools. Studying the arts gives students personal skills from the ability to express themselves and increased confidence, to working under pressure – all skills that will help pupils regardless of their future careers.  The arts at Stamford incorporates Art, Performing Arts, Speech and Drama, Music and Dance.  Numerous Stamford students choose to study arts subjects at A Level, and some notable alumni have continued on to successful lifelong careers.

Our students are provided with the environment and support needed for their talents to grow. Reflecting our independent minds philosophy, students are encouraged to develop their own individual style and voice as they explore their strengths. The impressive Oswald Elliott Hall, with its theatre-style seating, lighting rigs and sound equipment, hosts several flagship theatre and music events each term.  Stamford’s ethos of inclusivity and opportunity focuses on enabling students to be involved wherever their interests and talents lie, whether as directors, stage set designers or composers.


Artistic endeavour is celebrated at every level at Stamford and our pupil’s artworks are displayed across the walls of our Schools.

Art at Stamford


Music flourishes at Stamford. There are a large number of regular ensembles which students can join including orchestras, chamber groups, choirs, wind bands and jazz bands within each school.

Music at Stamford

Drama and Dance

Drama and Dance are extremely popular at options at Stamford. With a number of performance opportunities throughout the year, there is always something to get involved with, be it on-stage, backstage or pulling the production together.

Drama at Stamford
Drama and Dance

Don't take our word for it...

I started drama classes at thirteen… For as long as I could remember I wanted to be an actress but was tremendously shy. I never felt particularly academic at school, my head was always in the clouds and my nose in a book so it was a godsend that these classes were available. The Drama teacher spoke a language I understood and supported me.

Lucy Cohu (OS87) Professional Actress

I thoroughly enjoy passing on my artistic knowledge and skills to my students. I hope that I inspire them to enjoy being creative and to be confident with using a diverse range of materials.

Lisa McKenna Teacher of Art

It first started here, when I got back from a long day at school, I liked winding down at a piano and I found it really calming.

Izzy Bizu (OS02) Professional Musician

Pupils have strong knowledge, skills and understanding in creative activities.

ISI Report 2017

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