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.

Tuesday 2nd April 2024

Stamford Schools India Cricket Tour: A Student Blog

Please see blog below by written by student Becca:

Day 1 

We touched down in Delhi (nearly 17 hours after we left the Stamford School layby) and immediately we were greeted by the heat, bugs, and buses. The journey from Delhi to our hotel in Agra was long, but enjoyable as we took in the sights of both rural and urban India.

Day 2

It was an early start the next day and by 6:30, we were off to the Taj Mahal. Even before we arrived, our interest was piqued, with street vendors, monkeys, and cows lining the busy roads. The mausoleum, built from radiant white marble, was mesmerizing; we spent a considerable amount of time taking our photos and strolling around the surrounding gardens. After a refreshing breakfast at the hotel with the staple English classic delicacies toast, tea, and cereal, we headed to our first training session. Despite the heat, we got some productive preparation done for our upcoming matches. After training, we headed to the rooftop pool to recover and have some much-needed downtime.

Day 3 

Day 3 brought more cricket and more sun. Some teams departed early, while others were lucky enough to have a lie-in. The competition was extremely fierce, as expected, and unfortunately, nobody won their match. However, there were many highlights: Oscar J hit a century, Faith T got 65 runs, Archie M achieved a half-century, and Arthur M fielded strongly. There was also an unexpected spectator, and intruder of the week goes to the cow that wandered onto the pitch while the second team was playing. Fortunately, Mr. Sidwell was able to use strong communication and told it to Moo off! Additionally, for the avid cricketers, have a look at the wicket; not a blade of grass in sight! The prize for Tourist of the week goes to Annabel A, for bravely and effectively starting a conversation (in French) with some French people; getting in some good practice for the upcoming French exam and engaging in other cultures.

Day 4 

We were fortunate enough to visit a school; the students and teachers were really welcoming. We all received a garland to put round our necks. The easiest way to describe a Garland is a long flowery necklace! A garland is a common feature in India and is a symbol of prosperity, celebration, and respect which was very fitting. We also played 5 games of cricket, some games more competitive than others! Some highlights from the day were Charlie B hitting an impressive 49, Freddie O with incredible reactions to take a catch which was going at a serious pace above his head. The passion for cricket out in India is phenomenal, the sport is deeply ingrained in the country's culture and this reflected in many locals coming to watch, wanting to talk to us about cricket and get involved in the games.