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Sir Graham Balfour School

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Sir Graham Balfour School
North Avenue

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ST16 1NR

Coordinates52°49′41″N 2°07′30″W / 52.828°N 2.125°W / 52.828; -2.125Coordinates: 52°49′41″N 2°07′30″W / 52.828°N 2.125°W / 52.828; -2.125
TypeCommunity school
MottoLearning, Working, Succeeding Together
Local authorityStaffordshire
Department for Education URN124444 Tables
HeadteacherMrs Lesley Beck
Age11 to 18
HousesChetwynd, Sandon, Tixall, Weston
Colour(s)White = Weston, Red = Tixall, Green = Chetwynd, Yellow = Sandon

Sir Graham Balfour School is a secondary school and sixth form in Stafford, England. It is named after Graham Balfour, the Victorian statistician and member of Florence Nightingale's inner circle.

The original school was demolished in 2001, with the new school building being constructed and completed in 2002. Sir Graham Balfour School currently has 900 students. It achieved specialist Maths and Computing School status from September 2006. The current headteacher is Mrs Lesley Beck.

Sir Graham Balfour School also offers post-16 education. The sixth form is an integral part of the Stafford Collegiate which involves all Stafford High Schools and Stafford College.

On July 22, David Wright retired as Head Teacher, and Lesley Beck took over.


In May 2005, then-headteacher David Hill banned charity wristbands due to uniform regulations. This resulted in some students protesting on the school tennis grounds. Police were called after students began leaving the school grounds. Hill later retracted the ban on the bands.[1]

Notable alumni


  1. ^ "School row over charity bracelets". BBC News. 10 May 2005. Retrieved 9 January 2009.
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