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Retweeted From Jack Pepper

Great to lead a workshop with some fantastic students at today! We discussed and Franz Liszt, and went from monophony to polyphony via melody and accompaniment.... Thank you for having me!


Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Thanks to for hosting the year 9B ⚽️ tournament. Well done to who finished 2nd!! Special mention to Zach Jennings for an absolute screamer against and well done to POMs Reece Weekes and Jack Perkins. A great team effort!


The Year 11 Easter revision timetable is now available to view and download on our website:-


A reminder that Year 9s only are invited to participate in a Mufti Day tomorrow(Friday) in exchange for a £1 donation to St Catherine's Hospice. The theme is 'Orange'.


We look forward to seeing our Year 7 parents/carers from 4:30pm today


It's the International Day of Happiness, a day to focus on the importance of relationships, kindness and helping each other.#InternationalDayofHappiness2018


We are able to open as normal today. However, the car park and loop road have not been treated so please avoid driving on to the school site, if possible. Students should attend in normal school uniform but they may wear footwear appropriate for the icy conditions.


Clubs will hopefully continue as normal but we will assess conditions during the day and make a decision by lunchtime.


Light snow is forecast to fall for the rest of the evening in Caterham. We plan to open as normal in the morning but will update the website by 7am if a late start is necessary.


Retweeted From de Stafford School

Staff vs Students Dodgeball! Another fantastic fundraising effort from our Business Studies students for St Catherine's Hospice Five-O Project


Staff vs Students Dodgeball! Another fantastic fundraising effort from our Business Studies students for St Catherine's Hospice Five-O Project


Sadly, due to waterlogged pitches at The Beacon School the Year 8 football tournament has been cancelled today


Tables are still available for our indoor Charity Boot Sale tomorrow evening. The event has been organised by students for the St Catherine's Hospice Five-O project. Please come and show your support.


The Year 8 football fixture due to take place after school today has unfortunately been cancelled due to insufficient numbers of players with kit.


Please show your support for our fantastic Business Studies students who are organising an Indoor Charity Boot Sale in aid of St Catherine's Hospice Five-O project on Weds 14th March.


Year 10 Parents Evening will take place on Weds 28th March. Your son/daughter will be issued with an appointment sheet today. We look forward to updating you on their progress!#growlearnbelieveandachieve


The new date for our Year 7 Parents Evening is Wednesday 21st March. All previously booked appointment times will remain the same.


Revised Pre-Public Exam timetables for Years 10 and 11 are now available to view on our website:-


Retweeted From de Stafford PE

A fantastic penalty, great goalkeeping & superb team effort against Well done to POMs Jake, Jake & Luka! 👏🏻 ⚽️ ⚽️


Retweeted From de Stafford PE

A fantastic 2-1 win for our Y10 Football Team Vs ! 👏🏻 Congratulations to POMs Jack and Jamie ⚽️ ⚽️ ⚽️


  • Inclusion/SEND
    • Jan Downs

      Head of SLCN Centre/SENCO

    • Jo Markland

      SENCO Administrative Assistant

    • Sarah Benham

      Learning Support Assistant

    • Alex Crabtree

      Learning Support Assistant/Student Services Assistant

    • Rebecca Davis

      Learning Support Assistant

    • Nicole Gladwin

      Learning Support Assistant

    • Justine McGarvey

      Learning Mentor

    • Colin Miles

      Learning Support Assistant

    • Michelle Muir

      Learning Support Assistant

  • Senior Leadership Team
  • School Strategy Board
    • Mrs Alison Etheridge

      Chair of SSB

      I have lived in Caterham since 1997 and have two children one is currently a student at de Stafford. Following a 4 year term as a Governor at a local infant school, I became a Governor at de Stafford in June 2011. I have a degree in Psychology and undertook further studies in Human Resources to gain Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (MCIPD). My career was initially in the voluntary sector, working with a housing association for older people and then a disability charity. In 2008 I became self-employed, helping companies with a variety of HR requirements such as reorganisations, employee relations issues, and mediation.

    • Miss Catherine Emmott

      SSB Member

      I grew up in Reigate and moved back to Oxted 12 years ago. I became a Governor at de Stafford in June 2011. I have a law degree and then qualified as a Chartered Surveyor, specialising in landlord and tenant. I have worked extensively in private practice in London and locally, in the public sector in Hertfordshire, as a facilities and property manager and for a time in Jersey. Until recently I was an Operations Director by a FTSE100 property company in London, but am now starting a new career as a Bursar of a local primary school. In my spare time I have a small dog and a large horse.

    • Mrs Kate Forde

      SSB Member

      I have one child at de Stafford and another at a local primary school and have lived in Caterham since 2004. I have been a parent governor at de Stafford since October 2013. I have a degree in Politics, a post graduate qualification in HR Management and am a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (MCIPD). I have worked in Human Resources for over 20 years specialising in employee relations and restructuring but also looking at Training and Development and Recruitment. I have worked in the Art world and the Veterinary world and on a self employed basis.

    • Mr Jeremy Garner

      SSB Member

      I have served on the Governing Body of de Stafford School since my appointment as Head Teacher in September 2013. I completed a Post-Graduate Certificate of Education in Physical Education having graduated with a degree in Sports Science. Since qualifying as a teacher nearly 20 years ago, I have worked in three different Surrey secondary schools (Therfield, St Bede’s, de Stafford) and completed my National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) in 2009. I live in Epsom with my wife and two young children.

    • Mrs Alison Hill

      SSB Member

      I have a daughter in year 11 and a son in year 7 at de Stafford School. I have lived in the Caterham area since 2000 and became a Parent Governor at de Stafford in October 2013. I was employed by the Metropolitan Police for 23 Years, fifteen years of which as a Human Resource Professional, specialising in recruitment and attendance management. During this time I volunteered as a Special Constable in London for 5 years dealing with all aspect of police work. Annually I volunteer for the RNLI, making house to house collections and raising money around the Caterham area. In April 2014 I began a new career at Caterham School in the Admissions Department.

    • Mr Simon Roos

      SSB Member

      I have lived in the Caterham area since 2005 and have two children at de Stafford; I became a parent governor at de Stafford in 2013. My professional career so far has been in International sales working at several European companies’ leading teams to develop strategies around sales, marketing and operational excellence. I have also been working with young people in the voluntary sector since 1998 as a Church youth leader and more recently as a local Scout leader.

    • Mrs Rowan Spurgin

      SSB Member

      Having lived in Caterham most of my life, and attended schools in the town, I am very pleased to be able to give something back to the local school community. I became a Governor at de Stafford in April 2015 and have been elected as Chair of the Finance Committee. I have two daughters, one who is a student at de Stafford and the other at St. John’s. After gaining a degree in Psychology and Zoology, I studied to become a qualified Chartered Management Accountant. I have worked in the retail and manufacturing sectors, the last few years within IT as a Business Analyst.

    • Mrs Clare Wingrave

      SSB Member

      I live locally in Caterham and am the principal of Oasis Academy Byron, a thriving primary school in Coulsdon.'My three children attended de Stafford and the school provided them all with very firm foundations for life and their future learning.

    • Mr Kenny Wheeler

      SSB Member (SEND Lead)

      I have lived in Caterham for 10 years and very much enjoy being part of the community. My background is in teaching, originally as a Business Studies teacher then latterly as a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator and Senior Leader in two secondary schools. Throughout my career I have engaged in leadership development and now have the privilege of designing and delivering leadership courses to SENCOs, middle and senior leaders. My role as an Education Consultant (SEN, Inclusion and Leadership) has also seen me work with schools in Surrey and across the country to help target and support vulnerable learners with an overall aim to improve their life chances. When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my family and running (though not at the same time!).

  • Support Staff
    • Susan Box

      Reception/Admin Assistant

    • Helen Broughton

      Clerk to SSB

    • Zoe Defalco

      Admissions/SLT Admin

    • Melissa Dunn

      Human Resources Manager

    • Anna Hughes

      Curriculum Adminstrator

    • Karen Rabbitte


    • Amanda Robinson

      Head of Year Admin

    • Ian Andrews


    • Alison Bacon


    • Nigel Ball


    • Sharna Clemmy


    • Dave Deonarine


    • Maria Jose


    • Amy O'Connell


    • Janice Prole

      Cleaning Supervisor

    • Sharon Whippe


    • Kate Farrell

      Cover Supervisor

    • Deborah Blake-Thomas

      SIMS Officer

    • Jenna Ireland

      Examinations Officer

    • Andrea Ainsworth

      Exams & Data Assistant

    • Susanna Bradstock

      Finance Assistant

    • Susan Jackson

      Finance Manager

    • Martin Rochester

      Senior IT Technician

    • Lara-Marie Crawford-Thomas

      LRC Administrator

    • Jade Horne

      Resources Assistant

    • Mark Batters

      Site Assistant

    • Daren Bacon

      Assistant Site Manager

    • Angela Delahunty

      Site Manager

    • Dave Deonarine

      Senior Site Assistant

    • Christopher Knight

      Senior Site Assistant

    • Caroline Sidwell

      Attendance Assistant

    • Zoe Tournes

      Student Services Assistant

    • Julia Webster

      Attendance Officer

    • Tara Taylor

      Senior Learning Support Assistant

    • Jill Ivory

      Science Laboratory Assistant

    • Sharon Monteith

      Science Technician

    • Debbie Jones

      Senior Science Technician

    • Sophie Campbell

      DT Technician

  • Teaching Staff