Councillors have organised an open forum to allow schools and colleges to explain what secondary education options are on offer.
Stamford Town Council will host the forum at the town hall at 7pm on Thursday in an attempt to bring the education debate out into the open.
Representatives from Stamford Queen Eleanor School, Stamford Endowed Schools and New College Stamford have been invited.
And the Stamford Free School group has also been invited to have its say.
Members of the public will then be able to ask questions of any of the schools in attendance.
Coun Harrish Bisnauthsing (Lib Dem) said: “It will be a free and open debate. Each school can state what they offer and we will invite questions from the public.
“We want to get people more aware of what is going on and what education provision is available.”
Stamford Endowed Schools principal Stephen Roberts said it would be a useful debate.
He added: “These sorts of things can do no harm. It’s important for parents whose children may be affected to hear about how the current provision is good and growing, and equally what the free school group think they will offer.”
Queen Eleanor headteacher Wendy Hamilton said: “We welcome any opportunity to meet with members of the public and the town council. We will take any opportunity to engage with parents around what we have currently got on offer and what we can offer in the future.”
Stamford Free School member Daniel Beach said: “We are all in favour of the debate on education being at the top of people’s agendas.
“Whether people have been for or against the free school idea, it has focused their minds.”
New College Stamford principal Andrew Patience was unavailable to comment but the Mercury understands a college representative will attend the open forum meeting.