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15/12/17

Wishing all members of the school community a safe, happy and enjoyable festive period. We look forward to welcoming students back on Wednesday, January 3rd.

15/12/17

Read all about this half-term's news in our latest newsletter https://t.co/5jIvHYmurY

15/12/17

Congratulations to all of our award winners in today's celebration assemblies

15/12/17

Retweeted From de Stafford Reads

Well done to our de Stafford readers. The achievement board is bursting with good news! Who will be our first word millionaire? Watch this space... https://t.co/09wkST8XpV

15/12/17

Retweeted From de Stafford Reads

Books wrapped and ready for our Y7 Book Buzz event! Our thanks to the de Stafford PSA who kindly donated the funds so that every Year Seven will receive their very own reading book this https://t.co/I3QbckmkT4

15/12/17

Retweeted From de Stafford Reads

Final numbers of the year! Books read since September = 1,995. Number of words read = 39,989,703. A huge well done to all of our Y7 and Y8 de Stafford readers! https://t.co/v2IEggb4Ag

15/12/17

The December edition of our school newsletter is available to view now at https://t.co/5jIvHYmurY. We would like to wish all our followers a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.

12/12/17

We look forward to welcoming parents/carers/friends to our Christmas Music Showcase this evening at 6:30pm.

12/12/17

The surrounding roads are clear but please exercise extreme caution when walking on the pavements and entering the school site. Students are permitted to wear footwear appropriate for the icy conditions. The car park is particularly icy so try to avoid driving in to school.

12/12/17

We are open today but to give the site team additional time to grit the worst affected areas we will be operating a late start. Students will be expected in to SAM at 9:30am. Any student arriving early may go to the school canteen.

11/12/17

We hope to be in a position to open as normal tomorrow. However, temps are expected to drop significantly overnight so please exercise extreme caution when travelling to school. We will assess conditions in the morning and provide an update by 7am.

11/12/17

Thank you for your patience regarding the school closure today. Snow beginning to fall quite heavily now and forecast to do so for much of the day. https://t.co/qUZIIAtYiP

11/12/17

Both the Met Office and BBC Weather sites are forecasting heavy snowfall for 5 hours from 9:00am in Caterham. Whilst conditions are okay to open at the moment the conditions are likely to become treacherous later in the day. We apologise for the disruption.

11/12/17

School closure today (Monday) due to forecast of heavy snow fall for most of the day. Please check website for further details. Apologies for inconvenience caused. https://t.co/IfCg8mf2gy

10/12/17

Please be aware that heavy snow is forecast to fall in Caterham tomorrow (Monday). We will make a decision as early as possible in the morning as to whether we open as normal, adopt a late start or have to close completely. Please check the website for updates.

05/12/17

We warmly invite parents/carers and students at de Stafford to join us for our Christmas Musical Showcase on Tuesday 12 December at 7pm. Tickets are available from Mrs Waddell in the Music department. https://t.co/jWLsOgNIz5

28/11/17

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Fantastic day out at the All Schools Rugby Festival today. Thanks to for hosting, and well done to all Y7/8 boys who played! Special mention to Joel Dabin who scored 2 tries to help beat Oasis Coulsdon! 🏉 https://t.co/3DEnKhKcaV

28/11/17

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Well done to our Y7/8 Netball teams Vs tonight! Congratulations to Y8 for a last minute winner! POMs Laurant & Josi 👏🏻

24/11/17

Never too early to start feeling festive https://t.co/Aei6bd5vU8

Headteacher's Welcome

Educating children is a great responsibility and privilege. We are committed to ensuring de Stafford provides all students with an outstanding learning experience so that they are fully prepared for the challenges of the modern world; where excellent examination results are achieved within a structure that supports the development of highly aspirational and confident young adults, comfortable of their place within society and the positive contribution they can make to it.

As Headteacher, I am privileged to work with an incredibly dedicated and talented staff who are highly driven in delivering the best possible quality of provision for our students. Our relentless focus on learning and achievement ensures lessons are taught within a framework of creativity, innovatio and challenge. Without doubt, good exam results are essential; they open doors and empower children to achieve their dreams.  However, at de Stafford we also believe in a well-rounded education where a strong focus on examination outcomes is allied with an extensive and diverse programme of enrichment opportunities.

We have an outstanding pastoral system which enables students to learn well and make excellent progress.  We are committed to providing all of our students with the opportunity to flourish and to fulfil their academic, social and personal potential within a calm, happy and purposeful school environment based on a culture of high expectations and mutual respect.

This website aims to provide you with an insight into the character and ethos of de Stafford. However, to fully appreciate what the school has to offer, we warmly encourage you to come and see us in action. Every day is Open Day at de Stafford and we welcome visitors into our community throughout the year.

Jeremy Garner