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Strive Towards the Light

A very warm welcome to Stafford International School where students are placed firmly at the centre.

Not only are we one of the oldest international schools in Colombo spanning 60 years, we are an exciting and progressive learning community that annually produces some of the very best iGCSE and A Level results in the Sri Lanka. In 2020, we excelled at the Cambridge Learner Awards, achieving the best IGCSE/O Level results in the country.

We also boast an expansive extracurricular program and we that an all-round education and life beyond the classroom is an essential part of what we offer. We believe that Co-Curricular Activities broaden horizons, and instil a sense of resilience, leadership, teamwork and decision-making, complementing what goes in the academic curriculum.


The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows." The purpose of Stafford, with a blend of tradition and innovation is to educate, empower, and enable all students to become caring, contributing citizens who can succeed in an ever-changing world. Our model puts students first and allows for exploration, creativity, collaboration, imagination and so much more. At Stafford, it is a mix of the old and new to keep expectations of both behaviour and achievement high, and a central focus on striving for excellence in all we do. This blend of both time-honoured and more modern methods helps us to support, challenge and boost every student’s performance. We have high expectations and high aspirations for every one of our students and our vision is that our students aspire to be the best they can be.


"Learn as much as you can while you are young since life becomes too busy later." At Stafford International School, our mission is to empower all students to apply their acquired skills and knowledge, and to rely upon their personal attributes to lead productive lives and to become contributing members of the global community. We aim to provide a high-quality, comprehensive, and meaningful education for all students. Each student will be expected to succeed within the bounds of his abilities and chosen educational goals. Each student will be treated as an individual, given the tools to be a lifelong learner, and taught to function as a member of a group and as a productive member of society.

Our Heritage

Best Culture to pave a unique path to the future


We are a school that has a rich and long history that can be traced back to 1986. Stafford International School is one of the pioneers in the international school arena introducing British Curriculum Education into Sri Lanka as far back as 1986.


Stafford Becomes an Approved Center for Cambridge International Examinations.


Stafford International School offers both Cambridge IGCSE and Edexcel IAL Examinations, being an approved center for both exam Boards.

Cambridge Learner Awards 2019

Many Congragulations to Shan Varna Gunasekara, from Stafford International School, on being accepted to numerous well-known and distinguished colleges such as Yale, Cornell, UC Berkeley and Dartmouth College
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Message from the Academic Director

Mr. Suvin Wettimuny

Our world is ever changing. We see great innovators transforming society by rethinking and redesigning the human experience at rapid pace. At Stafford, we believe the future belongs to those who adapt to new situations, ask good questions, try new ideas, and work well with others. In everything we do, we balance traditional learning with forward-looking strategies. We give students the confidence to develop independence, create opportunities, and become change agents of the world. Our goal is always to engage the mind, build character, and encourage community because Stafford is so much more than a school, it is preparation for life.

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37, Guildford Crescent,
Colombo 7,
Sri Lanka.