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The deadline to apply for Year 7 is Friday 15 December 2023. The Assessment & Interview Morning takes place Saturday 13 Jan 2024.
In conjunction with the Principal and the Heads, it sets and reviews the policies, plans and procedures that will ensure the best possible education for present and future pupils of the Schools. See below for a full list of the governing body.
He is CEO of a global family of integrated design and data businesses based in the East Midlands but with offices in Asia, the Middle East, India and America. Tom is also Chairman of Newark Town's Fund where he has been integral in delivering transformational, largely education-led projects.
He is a keen sportsman and, having been a lifelong supporter, he is the Chairman of Nottingham Forest Football Club. Tom has worked closely with the club in recent years on their stadium and improving facilities. Tom until recently also sat on the board of Newark Rugby Club.
Tom is a proud family man and can often be found enjoying, watching or playing golf, tennis, football and rugby with his wife and two sons, who are both currently students at Stamford School.
Sally is a Chartered Accountant and is an Audit Partner at Saffery, where she is head of the charities and not-for-profit team in the Harrogate office.
Sally has a particular specialism in education and works with some of the leading independent schools and academies in the North of England. Her assignments include assisting clients in areas such as governance, business re-structuring, systems and controls, budgeting and forecasting as well as financial reporting and compliance requirements.
Mark Bennett has held senior positions in Google since 2015, and before that was Managing Director of Tesco Blinkbox Music and Head of Digital at Sainsbury’s.
He has also worked for Microsoft in a business development role and held commercial roles in the music industry. Mark is currently Vice President of “Android GTM” at Google, which he tells us is a role focused on improving Android’s competitiveness against Apple. As well as technical expertise, Mark has experience of managing large, multinational teams; of driving sales growth (including marketing and sales management); board level negotiations; strategy development; and financial management. Mark has a son and a daughter at the School.
Bill was invited to join the Governing Body after a 31-year career at Stamford School.
After six years of teaching in Lancashire, Bill joined Stamford School in 1988 as a maths teacher and went on to become Deputy Head in 2007 and Acting Head for a short period. Bill brings a wealth of educational experience to the Board and the Finance Committee in particular, including timetabling, staff development, and the use of IT in the classroom. He is also a qualified ISI Inspector, a DoE Assessor and has been heavily involved in pupil recruitment both locally and internationally. Bill is a graduate of St John’s College, Oxford, where he read maths. Like all good maths teachers, he has a passion for bridge and Bill is currently captain of Stamford.
Catherine served on the governing body of St Gilbert’s Primary School for 19 years.
Trained initially as a chartered surveyor, she has extensive experience of community-led regeneration focusing primarily on market towns. She currently works as Research Associate at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. Catherine gained a BSc in Geography from Durham University, an MPhil in Land Management from Reading University and has recently been awarded a Doctorate in Urban Design from the University of Westminster. She is married to Jeremy, has lived in Stamford for over 25 years and her son and daughter attended the Stamford Endowed Schools. Her interests include singing with the Stamford Singers and swimming.
Tom holds a degree from Bath University in Economics and Politics and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.
He is Director of Duncan & Toplis Chartered Accountants, one of the largest regional accounting firms. He specialises in advising owner-managed businesses on their tax, accounting and succession planning. He lives in Stamford and is married to Jane, an artist who was also a teacher at the Stamford Endowed Schools. They have three daughters, all of whom have been educated at the school. Tom was a Trustee of the David Ross Educational Trust from 2014 to 2019. Tom’s interests include rugby, gardening and art.
Pritpal has director level experience largely in the technology sector with a range of Blue Chip, AIM listed, private and private equity backed businesses.
His experience spans a range of sectors including retail, financial services and supply chain. He is currently the CEO, and co-founder, of Flawless Beauty Group, and previously held roles at comparethemarket.com and Carphone Warehouse. Pritpal lives in Stamford and his company Flawless Beauty is the headline sponsor of Burghley Cricket Club. He has two sons at the school.
Julia is a former pupil of Stamford High School and has two daughters at the Stamford Endowed Schools, and another daughter who recently left.
She gained an MA from Edinburgh University (French and Business Studies) and then had a successful career in the City of London as a bank analyst.
Julia became a top-five bank analyst in a global investment bank and went on to become a managing director and head of a significant team of analysts at one of the world’s largest rating agencies. She left the City in 2011 to build an asset management business. She also has a Chartered Insurance Institute Diploma in Regulated Financial planning, enabling her to advise private clients on pensions, investments and protection. Julia has a passion for horse riding and enjoys cycling and gardening. She speaks fluent French and loves to spend time with her family in France.
Bill is Headmaster of Trent College in Nottingham, which he joined from Sherborne School for Girls in Dorset, where he was Deputy Head.
Prior to that he was Head of Languages at Millfield School in Somerset, having been Head of Languages at Whitgift School in South London, where he also held roles in Year Group management. Bill has considerable experience in all areas of school leadership and management, across the whole range of single-sex, co-educational, boarding and day environments.
After graduating from Manchester University, Clive started his career in 1983 at Stamford School teaching History and Politics.
He was appointed as a Boarding House Master and from there moved to Oswestry Junior School as Head. In 1996 he became Head of Lincoln Minster Prep School before being appointed Principal in 1999. He is passionate about enabling young people to succeed. He became the CEO of The Society of Heads in September 2015. He is now dedicated to supporting, encouraging and inspiring school leaders.
John is Professor of Musical Performance Studies at the University of Cambridge, and Fellow and Director of Studies in Music at St John’s College, Cambridge, which has had close links with SES for many generations.
John’s research interests include 19th-century music (especially Chopin, Liszt and Brahms), music analysis, performance studies, and digital musicology. He has directed many large-scale initiatives, including a research centre on Musical Performance as Creative Practice. He performs regularly as a pianist, with particular interest in the historic pianos that Chopin favoured. John was a member of the jury of the 17th and 18th editions of the International Chopin Competition, held in Warsaw in 2015 and 2021 respectively.. He divides his time between Stamford, Cambridge and London, and he especially enjoys long walks in the countryside around Stamford.
Miranda was appointed as a Governor in 2014 and is the SEND Liaison Governor and sits on the Education Committee.
Miranda has a degree in History and an MA in Arts Administration from London University. As well as four children and a husband to care for, Miranda is kept busy within Burghley House as the House Director and overseas the conservation, research and presentation of the works of art and historic interiors. She oversees all the commercial activities at Burghley which include the day to day running of the visitor experience and education programme, a calendar of annual events and functions within the House and the Park, the retail and catering, marketing and PR.
Julia is a corporate and commercial lawyer who joined Roythornes Solicitors as a partner in 2014, having spent time in-house working with various companies as General Counsel.
She has expertise in dealing with a broad range of commercial issues, in addition to heading up the firm’s charity sector and supporting charity trustees on matters of governance. Julia also advises businesses in relation to data protection and compliance. Julia is married to Peter, has three sons and a daughter at the School. As a current parent in the School, Julia looks forward to engaging with parents and listening to their views.
Stephen has a wealth of knowledge of property and estate management and is a qualified Member of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Stephen is currently the Chief Executive Officer for the Duke of Devonshire’s group of businesses, which includes estates at Chatsworth (including Chatsworth House), Bolton Abbey in Yorkshire, Eastbourne in Sussex and Lismore Castle in Ireland. Stephen is a graduate of Harper Adams University in Shropshire and was a governor of that institution from 2009 until 2020 and Vice-Chair from 2015. He has previously worked for international property agents Knight Frank before spending 17 years in a number of senior roles for the Duke of Buccleuch. In 2013 Stephen took on the role of Managing Director of property company Buckminster before moving to The Devonshire Group early in 2019.Stephen has three sons, one of whom is currently at Stamford School.
Emilia is the Safeguarding Governor.
She is a Consultant Paediatrician in at North-West Anglia Foundation Trust and is the Designated Doctor for Safeguarding Children for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG. She chairs the Children and Young People Safeguarding Forum in the East of England and the safeguarding representative for the National Network of Designated Health Professionals for NHSE Midlands & East. She is a member of the RCPCH Child Protection Committee and has represented the College on Child Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking. She was a member of the CSE Response Unit Advisory Group and contributed to the development of the CSE Health Response Guidance and toolkit development for Human Trafficking for health providers. Her specialist area of interest is Child Sexual Abuse and she works as a Paediatric Forensic Medical Examiner across the UK.
Emilia’s two children both attended Stamford Endowed Schools.
Steven is Chief Data & Analytics Officer for The Crown Estates.
He has worked across multiple sectors, having held senior Data Management roles for a number of organisations including ING, IBM and The Commonwealth Bank. Steven also bring extensive experience of working internationally, having worked across Europe, in Australia and with US organisations. Steven is a graduate of Nottingham University and also holds a Masters Degree from University of Maryland.
Steven brings a passion for using data to drive organisational change and decision making, and in particular how some of the corporate world’s use of data can be brought to the world of education. He is also a strong advocate of broadening the diversity of people moving into the data industry and is involved in various sector initiatives in this area.
Steven and his family recently relocated to Stamford and he has two children who attend Stamford Junior School.
Jeremy is currently the Headmaster of St Hugh’s Prep School in Woodhall Spa.
Originally from Warwickshire and educated at Repton School and the University of Leicester, where he also completed his PGCE, Jeremy started his teaching career teaching Modern Languages and Sport in Tonbridge. From there he moved to an HMC school in Kent where he was Officer Commanding of the CCF’s Army Section and Housemaster of a 13-18 boys’ boarding house. Moving to a Prep School in Tunbridge Wells, Jeremy was Deputy Head and Safeguarding Lead for 6 years before being appointed as the Head of St Hugh’s prep school in Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire. With a Postgraduate Diploma in Pastoral Care and Pupil Development from the University of Aberdeen, he is currently working towards a Masters degree at the University of Buckingham.