Stamford School: Stamford, Lincolnshire, UK

Lincoln, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

Stamford School: Stamford, Lincolnshire, UK

Price Range ₤ 20,000-30,000 per annum


Stamford Schools are uniquely structured to provide a tailored and personalised education at every level. Boys and girls are taught together at junior school, separately at senior school, and together again in the Sixth Form – the Diamond Structure. Set in the heart of Stamford, cater for boys and girls from 2-18.

Year of foundation: 1532
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Cost of tuition

7 days boarding: 23 028 GBP

Day school only cost: 12 624 GBP

About the school

Long description: Key Stage 3

The KS3 curriculum is designed to:

  • provide a broad general education across a range of subjects in order to allow pupils to develop interests in many areas of experience and to advance their basic skill levels;
  • accelerate the subject development which will allow pupils to proceed to GCSEs in KS4 with confidence.

When pupils join Y7 they will find that some subjects build directly on their work in Y6 and other subjects are encountered for the first time. All are taught by subject specialists and, through the three years in KS3, the depth and difficulty expected increases. This is a key time for academic progression and Heads of Department need to ensure, through the construction of schemes of work, that teaching within subjects has sufficient rigour and pace.

The curriculum construction for Y7 and Y8 has an emphasis on a core of English, Maths and Science, together with a range of other subjects, including French which, for some, will be the first introduction to a modern foreign language. In addition to the strictly academic, there are considerable opportunities for pupils to become involved in practical, creative and artistic activities. .

  • English, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, French, History, Geography, Philosophy and Ethics, Information Technology and Physical Education are available to boys and girls during Y7 and Y8.
  • The SS language curriculum begins with French in Y7 and Latin in Y8.Boys have access to German and Russian in Y8 and Spanish in Y9.
  • All boys are involved in practical and creative subjects studying Art, Drama, Music and DT.

The Y9 curriculum aims to allow pupils to choose option subjects for the first time, stimulating better teaching and learning at the end of KS3 and allowing a better balance between the subjects on offer. In option subjects the emphasis is on skill development in readiness for the start of GCSE courses in Y10.

Boys study:

  • English, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, French and Physical Education form a compulsory core for in Y9.
  • In addition to the core pupils chose five optional subjects from a wide list. This includes History, Geography, Classical Civilisation, Philosophy & Ethics, Latin, German, Russian, Spanish, Art, Drama, DT, Music and Learning Support.


The main curricular objective in KS4 is to secure a good set of GCSE passes for all pupils, and hence to provide a platform for further study in the SES Sixth Form or elsewhere. The intention is to ensure wherever possible A*-C passes in all subjects, and to strive for the best possible grades.

The curriculum is essentially in two parts: compulsory and optional. In the compulsory part we include those subjects which we believe all students should take. In the optional part students are expected to select three subjects which match their own abilities, interests and career ideas.

Compulsory Core:

  • English: This course leads to two IGCSE qualifications (English and English Literature) for nearly all students. Some for whom English is an Additional Language take the Cambridge First Certificate or General IELTS exams.
  • IGCSE Mathematics
  • Sciences: Biology, Chemistry and Physics are taught as three separate subjects. The specifications support both a two GCSE option – Science and Additional Science – as well as separate science GCSEs. Our pupils will be taught the full range of science topics and their modular scores will determine progress through the structure.
  • Modern Foreign Language: In Y10, while a modern foreign language is compulsory, this need not be French. [A small number of students attend Learning Support lessons instead of a language.] Other languages are available as option choices. Some EAL students do not study a MFL.
  • Games are available to all, as are courses in Personal, Social and Health Education
  • In this portion of the curriculum, most pupils aim for 7 GCSEs.


  • History, Geography, Classical Civilisation, Philosophy & Ethics, German, Spanish, Latin, Art and Design, Design Technology, Drama, Music, Physical Education and Russian are available.
  • In this portion of the curriculum all pupils aim for 3 GCSEs.

A level

We offer an extensive range of 28 A Level courses taught jointly across Stamford School and Stamford High School, giving our students the opportunity to learn in a co-educational environment. To view our full range of A Level courses, please click here to visit the section of our website dedicated to the sixth form.

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