Our School


Stafford Grammar School is an independent school for girls and boys aged 3 – 18. We offer an inspiring curriculum, a wide-ranging extra-curricular programme (‘SGS Extra’) and a caring community where our students are known as individuals. There is a warm family atmosphere at Stafford Grammar School, and a real sense of fun! 

Our school is a very special place. Our pupils support each other and form life-long friendships across year groups as well as with their own classmates. There is a real sense of belonging at Stafford Grammar School, where our pupils grow in confidence and are comfortable being themselves.

Our parents and students often comment that SGS feels like a family. 

Stafford Grammar School benefits from hard-working and dedicated teachers who go the extra mile to support our pupils and ensure that they make excellent progress. We are a forward-looking school with traditional values. But we are not trapped by our history and we do not confine our pupils in an academic hothouse.

Stafford Grammar School pupils in a classroom

We get to know all of our pupils as individuals and we build their confidence. This is how we nurture successful, resilient, respectful, community-minded and caring individuals who can make a difference in the world around them. 

This is the ethos by which we live and learn. 

A little bit of history…

Stafford Grammar School was founded in 1982 as a coeducational, independent school at Burton Manor, located on the outskirts of Stafford, the county town of Staffordshire. The school occupies a beautiful building designed by the Victorian architect, Augustus Pugin. Many of the original design features are still intact. The School was opened by its first patron, the Right Honourable, the Earl of Shrewsbury. The founding Headmaster, Dr J R Garrood, began with just 17 pupils in September 1982. Since then, the school has grown to over 400 pupils including a thriving Sixth Form and Prep. School. 

Stafford Grammar School is a non-denominational Christian foundation whose values are underpinned by those teachings, however we welcome pupils of all faiths and those of none. Stafford Grammar School provides the support for every pupil to achieve their potential.  

The School is a member of The Society of Heads and The Independent Schools Association.

Facilities and Development

Stafford Grammar School has a forward-thinking and ambitious vision. We are always seeking to develop and improve the school. 

We benefit from:

  • Extensive playing fields 
  • Tennis and netball courts with floodlighting 
  • Design and Technology workshop 
  • Art studio 
  • Modern, well-equipped science labs
  • A modern music room equipped with iMacs for composition work 
  • Recently upgraded wifi to ensure excellent wifi connection for our Bring Your Own Device Programme 
  • A modern Sixth Form Centre with study areas and a large sixth form common room and kitchen facility 
  • A large, modern sports hall, which is used for netball, basketball, football, cricket, Zumba, gymnastics, badminton and more 

We are currently developing a new Dance and Drama Studio to extend our performing arts provision. We are also planning to renovate the theatre to create a large, open space to maximise use of our excellent stage for the incredible, high-quality, shows that our students perform.

Prep students at Stafford Grammar learning outside

Everyone is really kind, and the teachers expect everyone to treat each other kindly

Year 7 pupil