Stafford Grammar School – Enabling Excellence

The only way to really appreciate our school is to come and visit us.  The Visiting the School page has lots of information on how to come and see the school.

Set in 38 acres in Burton Manor, Stafford Grammar School is an independent mixed school offering an exceptional and broad educational experience to pupils aged 11 to 18.

Established in 1982 by headmaster Dr J R Garrood with just 17 pupils and 3 part time teachers, our progressive and forward-thinking school has expanded to include 300 pupils and 35 teachers and has established itself as a leading educational facility within Staffordshire.  A stunning Victorian manor house hosts the focal point of the main school with the Sixth Form Centre and Stafford Preparatory School forming part of our more recent development.

We are delighted to offer –

  • Small class sizes
    We aim for a maximum class size of 20 pupils with the average being  17 in years 7 to 9, 16 at GCSE level and  7 at A level.
  • Inspiring teaching staff
    Our teaching staff shares a wealth of experience and skills to enable each pupil to achieve their potential.
  • Excellent sporting facilities
    With facilities for all major team sports and multiple sports pitches including floodlit tennis courts, we develop and enhance sporting skills as individuals and team players.
  • Multiple extra-curricular activities
    In addition to competitive sport, music and drama and Duke of Edinburgh activities enhance and balance the academic school day and play a key role in development; facilitating social skills and additional friendships.

Latest ISI inspection report

Academic achievement

Stafford Grammar School offers a stimulating and inspiring education and is proud of our strong academic reputation. Government school performance indicators clearly demonstrate that it is a centre of academic excellence; each pupil is inspired to reach their potential and develop in a happy school community to become confident and caring individuals.

We are consistently one of the top schools in Staffordshire. In 2018 74% of our A-level results were A*-B grades.

Our most recent inspection by the Independent School’s Inspectorate was in 2018 and we achieved an excellent report (see above).  Personal success is publicly recognized within our family atmosphere and many of our pupil’s progress to top universities. We provide specialist support for dyslexia and utilise a number of different teaching styles and methods.

Stafford Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and our entire staff and volunteers share this responsibility.