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As one year 11 pupil said, ‘The school pushes us to work hard but teachers also encourage us to take a step back before launching ourselves completely into revision. A lot of the pressure comes from ourselves because we want to do well. Our teachers are so passionate about their subjects and that rubs off on us so that we become passionate too.’ On the walls hang pictures and short profiles of inspiring alumnae including Sarah Outen, the first woman to row solo across the Indian Ocean, and international Emmy award-winning actress Lucy Cohu...

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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 (50s). The daughter and sister of heads, she grew up in the schoolhouse of a large urban grammar school in Cheshire which she later attended. Never planned to follow in their footsteps, but in her final year at Leeds University (BSc agricultural and animal sciences) she decided teaching was for her. Her first post was at Christ’s Hospital in West Sussex where, at the age of 25, she became the youngest ever housemistress. ‘It was a way of life and was great fun,’ she says. ‘I get how girls work. I got used to championing them.’ In 2006 she moved to become deputy head of City of London Freemen’s School. Has always worked in the independent sector.

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