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There are big hitters in the area and Stamford is well able to hold its own. Those much more expensive schools probably win out on the uniformity of excellent buildings and state-of-the-art facilities, but Stamford is determined to keep the school as accessible to as many as possible while not compromising the things that really matter within education. All years 7 and 8 take performing arts subjects and there is a very healthy take-up of drama and theatre studies at A level and GCSE. LAMDA popular, with the school remaining one of the largest independent examination centres. Masses of sport goes on, with the aim to encourage a lifelong commitment to physicality. The sheer number of teams are evidence of the opportunity to have a go whatever your level…

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The school provides high quality education for day and boarding pupils from the age of 11 to 18. Sixth form students are taught in mixed groups with the girls from Stamford High School. There is a friendly family atmosphere in the schools and all boys are helped to fulfil their potential. From September 2023, Stamford Endowed Schools will begin the transition to become fully co-educational from ages 2 – 18 ...Read more

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All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.


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Since September 2023, Vicky Buckman, previously head of Stamford High School. She has over three decades of teaching experience, having recently completed her 100th term in the classroom - 90 of them spent in leadership positions including as housemistress and deputy head. A biologist at heart, she still enjoys enthusing students about the intricacies and wonders of the natural world. Outside school, she is a keen musician and gardener. She is married to a vicar and has two grown-up children.


The big news is that Stamford Endowed Schools (SES) are now fully co-ed from the age of 2 to 18. On the senior school front, this has meant a merger of Stamford School (Boys) and Stamford High School (Girls). From September 2023, years 7-10 will be based on the previous Stamford School site and years...

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Please note: Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability Y
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
PD - Physical Disability Y
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment Y

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