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The lessons we observed showed involved, enthusiastic boys. The year 8 Latin scholars were wriggling in their seats, they were so keen – well disciplined, though. Eye-catching rugby kit, but one unimpressed mother wanted to know ‘why do they make the sixth form play in white shorts? I just can’t get them clean’. Some of these boys are playing at county level, others selected by local premiership sides, and the captain was invited to represent England in the U18 squad. We were shown every nook and cranny by the younger boys, who enthusiastically told us about boarders’ outings...

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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. ...Read more

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Since 2016, Nick Gallop, previously assistant head and head of sixth form at Portsmouth Grammar. Politics degree from Durham; he has also been head of department at Loughborough Grammar, and at Wellington College, where he was later a boarding housemaster. He has coached first XV rugby; married with two young children.

Principal of all three schools since September 2016 is Will Phelan (40s), previously head of 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. Considered a career as a professional rugby player until injury forced a different direction.

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