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It must be one of the most gorgeous English towns in which to educate children. Something of a period feel is continued inside the school, with the girls up to sixth form wearing very long skirts. Sixth formers are allowed knee length school skirts. No-one seemed to mind. There is a High School spirit of rolling your sleeves up and getting on with it. Girls are not precious princesses. They know life has rocks as well as roses and that…

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All sixth form classes are taught in mixed classes with the boys from Stamford School. Lessons are taught on both sites. Stamford Junior School, a 2-11 co-educational junior school, together with Stamford High School and Stamford School form part of the Stamford Endowed Schools. The schools provide high quality day and boarding education for girls and boys in a family atmosphere. ...Read more

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Since 2015, Mrs Vicky Buckman, previously deputy head at City of London Freeman's School. Leeds University graduate; spent 15 years as housemistress at Christ's Hospital. She is an ISI inspector, has been involved in sport and D of E, and is a qualified scuba diver.

Principal of all three schools since September 2016 is Will Phelan (40s), previously head of Stamford School. Read medieval and modern history at Royal Holloway, followed by PGCE at Reading and MBA in education management. Formerly deputy head at Warwick, head of sixth form and director of rugby at Abingdon School, and head of year at Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe.

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The Stamford Endowed Schools have a diamond structure. Girls and boys are taught together in the junior school, separately from 11 to 16, then...

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