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The school accepts entrants into Year 7 and into Years 8-10 if places are available and into the Sixth Form.

Admission is by examination, reference and interview.

Assessment days for Year 7 entry are available in June of Year 5 and November of Year 6. The formal examination consists of standardised GL/NFER tests in Verbal Reasoning and Mathematics plus an assessment of English ability using school produced comprehension and creative writing exercises. Entrance assessments are designed to identify the top 40% of the national ability range (105/140 on the age adjusted standardised papers).  There is a charge of £25 for the entire assessment day which includes lunch.  Please contact the Headmaster's Secretary on 01785 249752 for further details.

Sample Assessments are available here.

Entry into the Sixth Form is by interview, reference and conditional upon GCSE results.

We appreciate the importance of getting the feel for a school before making a commitment.  We encourage all prospective families, both parents and children, to come for a tour of the school during the working day to see lessons and activities in progress.  Please see our Entry assessment booklet for more details.


Fees from January 2017 are £4039 per term throughout Stafford Grammar School from Year 7 to Upper Sixth Form. This fee is inclusive of text books and almost all curriculum materials and most extra-curricular activities.  It excludes school uniform and sports kit, optional cafeteria school lunches, transport to and from school, public examination fees, school trips and any peripatetic activities or lessons such as in music, LAMDA or dyslexia/educational support.

A limited number of Scholarships (academic, sporting and music/drama) and Bursaries  (means tested, based on household financial circumstances) are available. Further information about eligibity is available from the Headmaster's Secretary. The maximum scholarship award is 50% of school fees and the maximum bursary award is 50% of school fees. 

"Governors' Awards"  also provide annual scholarships for the most successful 3 students in each year group.

Siblings: there is a deduction of 10% from the fees of the elder sibling if two siblings are at SGS at the same time. If there are three siblings at SGS at the same time, 20% is deducted from the fees of the eldest and 10% from the middle sibling. The same sibling fee discount applies in SPS but it does not apply across the two schools. Bursary recipients cannot receive additional sibling discounts, but the level of bursary award for the elder sibling will be reviewed if a younger sibling joins Stafford Grammar School.  Please see our help with fees booklet for more details.