Stamford Schools


What Are The Stamford Schools?

Stamford uses the “diamond” approach to structure the education that we provide.

Our children are taught in a co-educational environment at Stamford Nursery School, from age two, and Stamford Junior School, between the ages of four and 11.

In Year 7, after they turn 11, pupils move on to either Stamford School, for boys, or Stamford High School, for girls. By utilising single-sex teaching between the ages of 7-11, we can tailor the experience more closely to the individual students, and optimise their learning. Students from the two schools mix together in many of their co-curricular activities, such as music, drama and CCF, and benefit from the best of both worlds.

At Sixth Form, we return to a co-educational environment between the ages of 16-18.

Stamford Endowed School Diamond Structure graphic

Our Values

At Stamford we stand by three words:

Team, Fire, Spirit

In our values, we use the word team to describe the principle of support; fire to describe opportunity; and spirit to describe individuality.


We will welcome pupils of a wide range of abilities and ambitions.

We will build a supportive team around every child, to support their wellbeing, and their mental, emotional and physical health.

We will value our staff, reward them fairly and support them.

We will respect our parents, donors and supporters, and make the best possible use of our resources.

We will respect and support our local community.


We will ensure every student has access to an appropriate, contemporary education of an outstanding and nationally-recognised standard.

We will support our students in pursuing their passions, whatever inspires them.

We will excite and inspire our students in all that they do.


We will value spirit, character, and individuality.

Our Aims

It is from our core values that we derive the aims of our schools:

  • We will equip our students with the skills, characteristics and qualities to lead happy, meaningful and successful lives.
  • We will develop in them the ability to analyse, to think for themselves and to interpret the world around them.
  • We will teach them to embrace technology and innovation wherever it can support and enhance our lives and our planet.
  • We will teach them how to find happiness through their friendships, families and relationships.
  • We will ensure they leave us as confident, autonomous young adults, self-sufficient, independent, and ready to take their next steps in the world.