Stamford Free School
We believe the time is right to establish a new state secondary school in Stamford.
A new school that offers a genuine alternative for pupils and parents seeking the very highest quality education.
A new school with a clear vision for academic achievement that exceeds parents’ expectations and raises the aspirations and attainment of all its pupils.
If approved by the Department for Education, Stamford Free School will be run by the outstanding Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust (CMAT). CMAT has a successful track record in school improvement. The first school in the group was the outstanding-rated Swavesey Village College in Cambridgeshire. The College is a designated Teaching School which specialises in developing outstanding teachers. Since then, CMAT has sponsored two further secondary schools, overseeing impressive new build programmes and leading substantial improvement in student attainment.
The establishment of the Stamford Free School will place a clear focus on academic achievement and outstanding arts and sports provision; expand the choices available to local parents; and transform educational opportunities in the town.
The proposed school will be state-funded by the Department for Education and will not divert any funding from existing local schools.
If you are a parent or carer with a child at primary school or pre-school, you can register your support for Stamford Free School here.
We now have over 1,000 children signed up in support of Stamford Free School but we want to extend that total even further. Please register your support today and help us to make our application as strong as possible. You can read some of the comments from our supporters here.