The Stairway School was founded in 1994 by Tim Murphy.
Tim Murphy graduated from Oxford in Philosophy and Politics. After doing his P.G.C.E. in English, he taught English in a Birmingham secondary school for several years. After this he worked for many years in various ‘real world’ jobs, before taking the Trinity College Certificate T.E.S.O.L. (A grade). Some schools are proud to claim that they are part of larger international organizations.