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The main school site is amazingly spacious and open considering that it is in the centre of the town. This aids the sense that Stamford School is at the heart of Stamford itself, and the link is very important to everyone there. The boys like the fact they can stroll out into the town or do the 10 minute walk to the girls' school for some sixth form lessons. We watched a rehearsal where musicians from the boys' and girls' schools played side by side with a Royal Marines Band to prepare for a joint town concert that evening...

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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. A social and political sciences graduate from Durham, with an MSc in educational leadership and management; joined Stamford from the senior leadership team at Portsmouth Grammar School. He had been head of department at Wellington College after stints at Loughborough Grammar School and St Mary's, Walsall, so widely experienced. He knows what a good school looks like and has seen how to manage change successfully.

The Stamford Endowed Schools diamond structure (co-ed junior school, single sex teaching from 11-16 then co-ed in sixth form) means Mr Gallop works closely with the two other heads and chief exec, Will Phelan, who was the popular former head of Stamford School. The boys say he is very open and friendly, 'not at all stuffy', and has really tried to...

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