Year 7 Assessment & Interview Morning

Looking to discover a personalised, forward-thinking education?

The deadline to apply for Year 7 is Friday 15 December 2023. The Assessment & Interview Morning takes place Saturday 13 Jan 2024.

Forces Families

On this page

Forces Families

"Around a third of our boarders are from Forces families, whose parents are serving both across the UK and internationally. We work with military families to ensure you only pay what you have to. Our boarding houses are flexible to the needs of our families too. So, if you return from deployment you can take your child out to lunch or dinner, or have a weekend visit."

Leigh Ware
Head of Boarding at Stamford School


We provide a traditional boarding experience for seven days a week during term time.

Our Houses are full at the weekends, with students enjoying a social life rich in after-school clubs, sports, fun-packed trips at weekends and activities tailored to their age group. Boarders can enjoy after-school clubs, social activities and weekend trips, and make use of our leisure centre and pool, or take advantage of support and advice from tutors and Houseparents during homework time.


Continuity of Education Allowance

We have a great deal of experience with Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA) applications and are happy to help forces families through this process.

If you have any questions then please contact our International and Forces Registrar, Alex Kennedy, on 01780 750380.


Our Forces families pay 10% of our published boarding fees; for Junior School students this currently equates to £915 per term while for Senior and Sixth Form students the cost is £1,225 per term.


"We provide our students with a strong support network through tutors, teachers, boarding staff, student support managers and the health and wellbeing team. All are available for advice and support."

Libby Searle
Head of Pastoral


Boarders develop strong friendship groups. 

They can socialise in the town of Stamford, take part in sports or club activities, exercise in the gym, and go on weekend trips. This time with friends, collaborating and sharing experiences, often leads to very strong bonds being developed and enables life-long friendships – which, as well as supporting each boarder’s wellbeing and happiness while they are at school, is the foundation for a lifelong network for the future.

Social Programme

A busy and active social programme will enable your child to have as full a life as they would if they were at home with you.

We encourage them to visit friends, or if they want, to stay overnight with other day pupils or go out to events outside the school. Our boarding House Parents canvas the students’ interests when planning weekend activities and our students often enjoy fun outings to nearby adventures such as escape rooms, laser tag, the theatre, or dinner at a local restaurant.


All seven of our boarding houses are busy and vibrant and continue to be at weekends.

We have great transport links to nearby cities such as Cambridge, Lincoln, and London, which means a day trip further afield can also often be on the agenda. Closer to home, we are very fortunate to have Rutland Water (which has a fantastic Aquapark in the summer!) and Burghley Park on our doorstep, both of which our boarders enjoy in the warmer months.

I love boarding because of all the great people, including the amazing staff who continually help you out, always make you feel better when you feel sad and will encourage you to do things that you never thought you would enjoy until you tried them. 

We are also really close to town so you can pop into town and get what you want easily.

There is an hour of prep where you sit down and get all your homework done with access to the school computers which makes it a lot easier to work. This also gives you access to a teacher at all times to help out so you never get stuck on a piece of home work and you always get it done on time.

Year 8 Student, RAF Family

Here at Byard House, we have a strong community, and you will find that Year 7's are friends with older years and younger years. We get to joke around with staff and they are super nice!

Year 7 Student, Army Family

You can really tell that the teachers enjoy working in our thriving boarding house. You might think that older kids in Year 9 don't like the other younger years, but they are almost like our older brothers in Byard House. The Year 7's are funny and try and make a laugh out of anything. The Year 8’s love to burn energy, and whilst they are doing that they try and laugh along the whole way.

Year 8 Student, Army Family

The boarding house is like a second home and I have good friends here who I can count on.

Year 8 Student, RAF Family

Virtual Tour

Visit Us

Visit the Schools and finds out what makes us special.


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

Apply Now

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

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