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We are looking to expand our team of highly committed and skilled support staff. See our website for further information


A reminder for parents and carers of Year 8 students that our Information Evening will start at 6pm tonight in the Main Hall. Please do join us and find out all you need to know about the GCSE Options process.


Retweeted From de Stafford DofE

The final group from the 2018/19 cohort to be awarded with their Bronze ⁦⁩ certificates & badges this morning! Well done to the Snails 🐌 congratulations to all!


Retweeted From de Stafford DofE

Excellent to see the Llamas receive their Bronze DofE awards today from Mr Garner! A fantastic achievement & well deserved! ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦ 🦙👏🏻


Retweeted From de Stafford DofE

Today it’s team Pig receiving their Bronze ⁦⁩ Awards with Mr Garner! Congratulations to all involved 🐷👏🏻👏🏻


Some of our male staff members have chosen to support the campaign, which is helping to change the face of men's health. Mr Starke was happy to share his impressive 'mo-gress' at day 12!


Headteacher, Mr Garner, enjoyed meeting this fantastic group of Year 7 students yesterday. They were nominated by their Head of Year for making a particularly impressive start .


We are currently marking with a 2 minute silence. Thank you to the students who did a super job representing at the events in and to Miss Hillsdon for leading the assemblies this week.


Our Science Club runs from 3:15pm every Tuesday with Mrs Beale. Students enjoyed their first session yesterday creating colourful slime!


Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Well done to the Girls District Cross Country today ! Thankyou for hosting! Big well done to Katie Conway and Lucy Brame who qualify for the surrey competition!


Parents/carers you will receive an email today from with a link to register your de Stafford School account. Please follow the instructions and download the ParentMail app to ensure you continue to receive our school communications.


We are currently experiencing issues accessing our emails. Please accept our apologies for any delay in responding. If your query is of an urgent nature, please call us on 01883 347818. Thank you!


We look forward to welcoming our staff and students back tomorrow (4 November) after a well earned half term break. We will be starting on a Week 1 timetable.


As the first half term draws to a close, please find a link to our newsletter, which includes a letter from the Headteacher and updates on a very busy few weeks . Copies available from Reception!


We are excited to announce that from the 4 November we will be using . Parents/carers please click here for further information


Mr Parry's Year 11 Biology class are enjoying a practical lesson using techniques this morning.


Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Well done to the ⁦⁩ Y7A/B teams, some excellent skills on show & fantastic teamwork resulting in a win for both teams! Thank you to Warwick School for hosting & congratulations to POMs Sophie E & Bailee P! 👏🏻👏🏻


*Reminder to parents/carers of Year 11 students* It's Parents' Evening this Wednesday 23rd October . Please make sure you've made your appointments. We look forward to seeing you there! #growlearnbelieveachieve


Don't forget to buy your tickets for the Fireworks Display. We are delighted they have chosen to support local schools (including ours) by donating proceeds from online tickets sales. Remember to select 'de Stafford tickets' when purchasing!


Just one week left of this first half term! Parents/carers - our weekly news bulletins should have hit your inbox and are also available on our website Please take the time to read them over the weekend!


Contacting a member of staff

Email is the best way of contacting a member of staff but you are also welcome to telephone the school to leave a message for them. We are committed to responding as quickly as possible, but it is worth remembering that teaching staff may not be able to do so until after lessons and meetings have concluded.

  • Teaching Staff
  • Inclusion/SEND
    • Geraldine Callanan


    • Jan Downs

      Head of SLCN Centre / Deputy SENCO

    • Jo Markland

      SENCO Administrative Assistant

    • Marie Bidwell

      Learning Support Assistant

    • Samantha Cleevely

      Learning Support Assistant

    • Sonal Desai

      Learning Support Assistant

    • Lorna Elsey

      Access to Learning Coordinator

    • Heather McCarthy

      Learning Support Assistant

    • Justine McGarvey

      Learning Mentor

    • Colin Miles

      Learning Support Assistant

    • Michelle Muir

      Learning Support Assistant

    • Lucy Norris

      Learning Support Assistant

    • Rachel Wiggins

      Learning Support Assistant

  • Senior Leadership Team
  • Support Staff
    • Susan Box

      Senior HR Administrator

    • Helen Broughton

      Clerk to SSB

    • Zoe Defalco

      Admissions/SLT Admin

    • Anna Hughes

      PA to Headteacher / Marketing & Events Co-ordinator

    • Karen Rabbitte


    • Amanda Robinson

      Head of Year Administrator

    • Jayne Starkey

      Reception/Admin Assistant

    • Kate Farrell

      Cover Supervisor

    • Jenna Ireland

      Examinations Officer

    • Lara Smith

      Deputy Examinations Officer / Data Assistant

    • Lara-Marie Crawford-Thomas

      LRC Administrator

    • Jade Horne

      Resources Assistant

    • Deborah Blake-Thomas

      SIMS Officer

    • Mark Batters

      Site Assistant

    • Daren Bacon

      Deputy Site Manager

    • Angela Delahunty

      Site Manager

    • Dave Deonarine

      Senior Site Assistant

    • Christopher Knight

      Senior Site Assistant

    • Caroline Sidwell

      Wellbeing Officer / Attendance Assistant

    • Suzy Drew

      Student Services Assistant

    • Zoe Tournes

      Student Services Assistant

    • Julia Webster

      Attendance Officer

    • Julia Wadsworth

      Attendance Assistant

    • Tara Taylor

      Senior Learning Support Assistant

    • Jill Ivory

      Science Laboratory Assistant

    • Sharon Monteith

      Science Technician

    • Sophie Campbell

      DT Technician

    • Ian Andrews


    • Nigel Ball


    • Sharna Clemmy


    • Dave Deonarine


    • Maria Jose


    • Matthew Leadbeater


    • Janice Prole

      Cleaning Supervisor

    • Sharon Whippe


    • Peter Wort


  • School Strategy Board
    • Mrs Alison Etheridge

      SSB Community Member

      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.

    • Mr Liam Collins

      Education Partner

    • Miss Catherine Emmott

      Chair of SSB

      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.

    • 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 Rowan Spurgin

      Community SSB Member / Vice Chair

      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 (Safeguarding Lead)

      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.