Building a healthy relationship with sport and exercise.

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Sport is an integral aspect of life at Stamford. Through sport we aim to give your child a healthy attitude to physical activity throughout his or her school career and, more importantly, for life.

Children with a sense of belonging and pride develop emotional resilience.

Through unrivalled facilities and excellent teaching and coaching, we offer your child numerous opportunities to compete and participate in an array of activities.

The Burghley Run

Each year, students from Reception class to the Sixth Form take part in the ‘Burghley Run’, a cross country run of varying lengths through the parks of local historical home, Burghley Park.

Whilst it is a test of endurance and determination, it is, more importantly, a celebration of the enjoyment of outdoor movement and running in the stunning surroundings of Stamford.

Breadth of Offering

We offer over 17 sports; from table tennis to touch rugby, basketball to badminton, fencing to football and much more.

Representing your school is the norm here. Our culture nurtures the drive and spirit to turn up, put on your school colours, and represent in your chosen sport, at whatever level.


The right investment in core areas of the school has helped us develop a considerable portfolio of facilities that benefit our students

We are one of the top sporting schools in the Midlands, which is supported by our investment in the facilities, quality teaching and coaching we can offer. 

Our 60 acre site is nestled in the heart of the Georgian town of Stamford, Lincolnshire. 

Students can also enjoy sports before, during and after school with our extensive Co-Curricular sports offering
Opportunity For All

Participation brings with it a lifelong affiliation and healthy relationship with physical activity, which is why it's a key focus at Stamford.

Examples include; Rugby, Football, Basketball, Cricket.

Being part of a team helps students to enhance their social skills, such as patience, empathy, communication, respect, compromise and tolerance. Together this builds rounded and grounded individuals, who are independent thinkers, fizzing with Stamfordian spirit.

Podium Sports

Performance (or podium) sports are for aspiring athletes, who can focus on high achievement in regional, national and elite level competitions.

Example include: athletics, tennis, gymnastics.

The breadth of opportunities and level of which your child can participate, along with a range of performance pathways on offer, makes Stamford a place to grow and develop regardless of ability.

Sporting Values

'Sport for all' is the School's philosophy regarding sport

We believe sport exposes students of all abilities to the benefits of a lifelong affiliation to physicality. Their sporting journey will be characterised by the Stamfordian sporting values of:

Enjoyment - through growth, challenge and reward

Resilience - by experiencing moments of success and failure

Competition - characterised by co-operation and independence

Belonging - to Stamford in participation and representation

Physicality - based on knowledge of the benefits

Sports Partners

At Stamford we recognise the importance of connections.

Our long-established relationships with pathway programmes and partnerships beyond school life help bolster our offering at Stamford School. The partnerships and pathways benefit students in so many ways.


Loughborough lightning


Peterborough United Football Club


Leicester Tigers


The Blaze

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