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Stamford High School

Welcome from the Head

vicky buckman, headteacher
Mrs Vicky Buckman

I am delighted you have chosen to visit the Stamford High School website. I hope you will find it useful in gaining an insight into what makes SHS a purposeful environment in which girls thrive academically, socially and culturally.

We pursue academic excellence whilst seeking to develop confidence and individuality. In our teaching we blend traditional and modern methods, in order to assist our students in achieving their full potential. We ensure that teaching and learning takes place in an atmosphere where all, pupils and staff, are seen to be valued and respected equally. The quality of the relationships between staff and pupils has been particularly commended in the most recent ISI inspection. Within this framework, a wide range of opportunities is provided for the girls to excel and interact with each other and with adults in a safe and caring environment.

We take the view that the most successful schools will be those that expect the highest standards of endeavour, good behaviour and appearance and we actively promote these principles to the full. Students at SHS are encouraged to think independently and to aspire for success, both academically and in the many sporting, musical, drama and extra curricular activities. These high expectations will continue to be promoted at SHS in the coming years, not only to improve the educational experience of each individual but to foster the desire to strive for higher goals.

SHS encapsulates my philosophy of education; the individual is crucial and that the education offered should contribute creatively to the development of the whole person by extending potential and fostering positive aspirations.

I do hope you will decide to visit us to see for yourself what makes SHS the special place we believe it to be. I look forward to meeting you and working in partnership with your family.

Mrs Vicky Buckman 

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