Stafford Grammar School, founded in 1982, is a mixed independent day school. It is located on the outskirts of Stafford in Burton Manor. The school occupies a building built by the Victorian architect Augustus Pugin, the Victorian Manor house was originally designed and built for the Witgreave family.
The manor house is the focal point of the main school, supporting a traditional aesthetic and displaying the stunning structures of Victorian architecture. Original features such as the integrated chapel and the folly are still intact, despite not currently being in use. The Sixth Form Centre and Stafford Preparatory School form part of the more recent developments on the grounds.
The school officially opened its doors September 1982, by its first patron, Earl of Shrewsbury, DR J R Garrood, who was the first Headmaster of the school. When originally opening, the school started off with just 17 pupils and 3 part time teachers. From then to current day, the school has grown to over 400 pupils, as well as going from leasing to obtaining ownership of its buildings and grounds.
In 1985 the school was accredited by the Independent Schools Joint Council, the Headmaster was the elected to the Society of Headmasters and Headmistresses of Independent Schools in 1991. Both these accreditations were celebrated by the school and local area, appreciating how far the school had come since opening.
Stafford Grammar School offers a wide range of outstanding facilities. These include the inspiring supporting teachers and staff, teaching classes’ maximum of 20 pupils to increase maximum engagement from individuals. There are excellent sports facilities on the grounds, as well as multiple extra-curriculum activities.
With its inspiring and motivational education practices, Stafford Grammar School is proud of its established academic reputation. The school has achieved recognition of being a ‘centre of academic excellence’ by Government school performance indicators. Stafford Grammar School is committed to the education and welfare of its pupils, the entire staffing community share these responsibilities.