Stamford Town

A beautiful and safe Georgian town in Lincolnshire.

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Stamford Town

Stamford is a beautiful and safe Georgian town known for its historic buildings and abundance of independent shops and cafes. 

Situated along the banks of the River Welland, 12 miles north of the cathedral city of Peterborough, Stamford offers excellent amenities including a range of high street and independent retailers, a selection of cafés, restaurants and pubs and a range of leisure facilities. 

With a population of nearly 21,000 people, Stamford's location in the East of England with practical transport links make it a popular commuter town for growing families.

It has more than 600 listed buildings – every one different, with plenty to catch your attention, from gargoyles and carvings to medieval almshouses. It continues to ooze class on a day-to-day level, too.

The Times, 2019

Pupils show an excellent appreciation of the quality of their environment, from the fresh, welcoming appearance of the classrooms to the Georgian splendour of the town in which they are studying.

ISI Inspection Report, 2017

An Easy Commute

Stamford is located in the East Midlands of England, just off the A1 (the main road north from London to York and Edinburgh). 

It is ideally situated for those looking to relocate to the countryside from the city, without losing commutability. It is well connected by rail, with direct train services to Cambridge, Stansted Airport, Leicester and Birmingham. The city of Peterborough, which offers a 45-minute rail service to London Kings Cross, is just 12 minutes away by train or 20 minutes by car.

About our town

There is plenty on offer for residents of Stamford

There is plenty on offer for residents of Stamford, with a busy network of clubs, leisure activities and local attractions to enjoy, such as the historic Burghley House located just 5 minutes from the centre of town, and Rutland Water, just 10 minutes away, with its wildlife and water sports. Find out more about all the things to do in and around Stamford on the Visit Lincolnshire website.

Our picturesque town plays host to filmmakers seeking to show the ‘picture-postcard’ vision of England including films such as Pride and Prejudice and more recently the Netflix drama series The Crown. In summer, the Stamford Shakespeare Company hosts plays in a nearby open-air Theatre at Tolethorpe Hall. There are also shows, performances and theatre productions to be found throughout the year at The Stamford Arts Centre and Stamford Corn Exchange.

Stamford provides an array of local sporting opportunities, with Burghley Park Golf Club, Stamford Rugby Club, Stamford Daniels Football Club, Stamford Squash Club and Burghley Park Cricket Club, to name just a few. As an independent school in the heart of the town, we know it is essential to foster important relations with local clubs to ensure our students and families have opportunity outside of school for weekend activities and downtime. We also know that we have an important role to play in the town’s success and economy for our students, families and staff.

Our campuses

We are embedded in the heart of the town

Our Nursery and Junior Schools are located to the west of the town, whilst our Sixth Form campus - St Martin’s - and our main senior school - St Paul’s, are situated in the heart of the town centre.

Our school Chapel, numerous playing fields, sports centres, swimming pools and boarding houses are embedded amongst the town's shops and businesses.

Our Schools

Take a look at all three of our schools.

Supporting Local Businesses

Our Schools are woven into the town of Stamford, and it is important to us that we support local businesses.

Our Facilities

View the facilities we have to offer.