Book for our Discovery Mornings

Discovery Mornings are a chance to explore the Schools on a normal working day.

You and your family will tour the School in the company of one of our pupils and will meet the Principal and senior team over tea and coffee.

Junior School (Reception – Year 6):
Wednesday 15 May 8.45am – 10am

Senior School (Year 7 – Year 11):
Wednesday 15 May 10am – 11.30am

Spaces at a Discovery Morning are limited so that you can have as much time as you need to see the School at your own pace and discuss your child as an individual.

Sixth Form Admissions

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Sixth Form Admissions

The Admissions process for Sixth Form, or ‘16+ entry’ as it is sometimes known, starts in Year 11. 

Before you contact us, you should have an idea of what subjects you want to study, along with your personal interests and ambitions.

Places still available for September 2024 entry.

To register your interest please contact our Registrar.

Sixth Form Admissions Process

Step 1.

Make contact with our Registrar

Step 2.

Registration - we strongly recommended you register at least one year prior to entry.

You are warmly invited to attend one of our autumn Open Evenings, or book a personal tour at a time that suits you. This gives you the opportunity to tour our campus and facilities, meet our Head of Sixth Form, and to find out more about the subjects you are interested in studying. We will also ensure you tour with current students, so you can ask them practical questions whilst touring our site.

Step 3. 

Application - If you then decide to apply, please complete our application form and return it along with the £100 fee.

We will ask you for your predicted GCSE grades, latest school reports and preferred subject choices. We will also request a reference from your current school.

All Sixth Form offers are conditional, depending on satisfactory performance at GCSE.

If you require bursary assistance, you must make an application at the same time as applying for a place in Sixth Form. Click here for more details.

International and Forces Families
Students from overseas and those in Forces families follow a slightly different application process.


How do I look around the Sixth Form?
When do I need to apply for Sixth Form?

We will be holding further Assessment and Interview days in the Spring term. Please contact us for further details.

How do I apply for a Sixth Form place?

Please complete the online application form. This will be followed by an assessment entrance exam day and interview.

How do I apply for a scholarship?

Once you have registered your child to sit the entrance examinations, you will be sent a Scholarship application form, and you should indicate which Scholarship you wish your child to be considered for. You will be sent full details regarding the arrangements for the Scholarship Day, including any preparation and equipment required, which will take place in November. Dates can be found on our Key Admissions Dates.

You can only apply for one Scholarship.

Do you offer financial support at Sixth Form?

A Bursary Application must be made at the same time as your Sixth Form Application in October. The deadline can be found on our Key Admission Dates.

Please visit the Bursary page for more information.

Do the students meet prior to starting in September?

Yes, we offer a ‘Y12 Welcome Day’ in June giving the students and opportunity to meet each other and familiarise themselves with the Sixth Form.

Can my child join in the middle of the academic year?

Students cannot join mid-year in the Sixth Form.

Do you have a waiting list for places?

If a specific year group is full, the Admissions team will run a Wait List and be in touch with you as soon as a space becomes available.

Will my childs current school be contacted throughout the application process?

In order to process your child’s application, we will require their last two school reports. Once approved by the Head of Admissions, we will seek your approval for a confidential reference form to be sent to your child’s current school. No formal offer of a place can be made without receiving the completed school reference form signed by their current school’s Head teacher or Head of Year. A delay in receiving a school reference will mean a delay in an offer being made by Stamford School.

My child has Special Educational Needs. What provision do you have?

Stamford School has an experienced SEN Team that provides support to pupils with a wide range of needs. Please speak with a member of the Admissions team who will arrange a meeting with the Head of Learning Support to assess your child’s specific requirements.

What does a typical day look like?

Lessons start at 8.30 each day, with a finish time of 4.20 on Monday - Thursday and 4.00 on Friday. A wide variety of after School clubs and societies run every day until 5.30pm.

What pastoral support does the School provide?

Each pupil has a Form Tutor, Head of Year, Head of Pastoral Care. Pupils are put into one of 4 Houses which run competitions in Sports, Singing and other activities which builds collaboration and friendships across all year groups. Sixth Form students and Prefects also have the opportunity for peer mentoring younger pupils to provide support and advice.

More information about our Pastoral provision can be found here.

Do students attend school on a Saturday?

Students do not have academic lessons on a Saturday but are required to participant in all School Sports fixtures which take place at varying start times depending on Home or Away matches. For more information visit our Sports Fixtures page.

Do you offer flexible boarding places?

Yes, you can opt for a flexi-boarding place or an individual stay. We also offer the option to join our boarders for a Breakfast or Boarder Tea.

Further information about Sixth Form Boarding can be found here.

Are there specific transport routes to School?

There are a number of specific bus routes for pupils from Year 5 upwards to access from surrounding towns and villages – please visit the Bus Service page for more information. There is also a train station in Stamford town centre which connects directly through to Peterborough and Oakham.

My child has severe allergies, can these be catered for?

The Catering Team are very experienced and able to provide a wide variety of healthy and appetising meal options to cater for pupils with allergies/intolerances and cultural tastes including vegan and vegetarian options. Please mention any specific food requirements to the Admissions team before your child comes for a visit or Taster Day to ensure their needs are met.

Are school meals included in the fees?

Yes the School fees listed here include tuition, lunches and all teaching supplies – utensils/books/guides.

What is the school uniform and where do I buy it?

All students are expected to wear the correct Stamford School uniform which is available from the School Shop.

Online Prospectus

Interested in reading more about our Sixth Form and what we have to offer? Then why not download our prospectus. 

Get In Touch

You may have heard about us from someone else, or have friends who already study at Stamford Sixth Form. 

This form will let us know you are interested and we will get in touch with key dates and details of things that might be of interest to you.

Apply Today

When you know, you know, and there is no time like the present to get the paperwork started on your enrolment at Stamford Sixth Form. 

We are looking forward to hearing from you and will be in touch with more details once you have submitted your application form.