16 August 2018
Students from the Stamford Endowed Schools have a long history of rising to the challenges ahead, showing independence of mind and readiness for the future. Today epitomises this with students at the Stamford Endowed Schools – Stamford School (boys) and Stamford High School (girls) – once again celebrating strong A level examination results.
Overall, the 202 students gained grades of A*, A, B or C in 82.7% of their examinations with 34.9% of the entries being graded at A* or A. 33 students gained at least three A grades or higher. The success of these students has ensured that many have gained places at the country’s top universities or embarked upon their chosen career paths after school.
Will Phelan, Principal of the Stamford Endowed Schools, said, “I am absolutely delighted for our Stamfordians! Overall these were a tremendous set of results with many individuals exceeding expectations. They are testament to the hard work of our students and their teachers, supported by their families. When aligned with some breath-taking drama productions, stunning music performances, a culture of participation and excellence in sport and 25 Gold Duke of Edinburgh awards, these results certainly shine even brighter. This year many more students were marked only on end of session examinations rather than through coursework or modular work as has happened since 2000. This added greater pressure but our Sixth Formers were more than up to the task.Individually, there have been many success stories of students whose hard work has resulted in outstanding results, many surpassing their predications. Many congratulations and good luck to all.”
In a joint statement the Heads of Stamford School and Stamford High School, Nick Gallop and Vicky Buckman, added, “We are incredibly proud of this year’s results, which are a true reflection of the hard work that has taken place. This is an outstanding year group and they have made the most of all the opportunities and support offered to them. These Stamfordians can look forward to exciting futures and we wish them well.”
The many success stories for this year group include: a confident, capable and erudite debating win against Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, for the hotly contested Oswald Elliott cup; a number of Oxbridge offers to girls and boys; 25 Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards presented at St. James’ Palace; Stamford High School 1st Netball team through to the national finals and international sports representation in cricket, netball, hockey, eventing and rugby.