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Retweeted From Freedom Leisure, de Stafford Sports Centre

To think what was here before 👏🏼 Coming soon, with - a brand new sports centre state of the art reception, fitness suite, cafe and more come September ☯️ credit to for the great progress


Well done to our St Catherine's Hospice Five-O Project team who raised a significant amount for charity and were awarded a prize for 'Most Innovative Fundraising Idea'. Click here for further details:-


Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Congratulations to Shara & Nikki who came 2nd & 6th in the Y8 Girls Athletics meet ! 🥈👏🏻👏🏻💪🏻


Retweeted From de Stafford PE

An excellent effort at the Y7/8 Girls Athletics yesterday well done to all students who represented 👏🏻👏🏻 🏃‍♀️ 🏃‍♀️


Good luck to the 45 students who set off on their DoE Bronze and Silver practice expeditions today. Thank you to the staff who so willingly give up their time to support this worthwhile award. Let's hope the sun continues to shine!


Congratulations to the first three students to reach 100 achievement points!


Thank you to registered charity for joining us today to deliver classroom based workshops for our year 7, 8 and 9 students


Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Well done to the Y7 & 8 girls at Athletics this afternoon! A fantastic effort from all! Results to follow...! 🏃‍♀️👟🏃‍♀️ thank you for hosting!


Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Athlete of the day goes to Drew Burridge! Part of the 3rd placed 4x100m team, as well as winning the 400m race, and setting a new school record and PB of 55.37 seconds! 🥇


Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Netball Leaders ready to go for the Primary School Netball Tournament this afternoon! Good luck to all the teams involved!


Many thanks to who joined us today for the 4th year in a row to run their fabulous educational workshop and perform a highly engaging version of Romeo and Juliet for our Year 11 students.


Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Sign up today! FREE coaching sessions start this weekend! Try a new sport and have the chance to represent your district at the Surrey Youth Games! students are eligible for free Judo 🥋 Boxing 🥊 Badminton 🏸 & Netball coaching!


Retweeted From de Stafford Art

Well done to our Year 11 Art students who have just completed their final 10 hour exam.


A reminder that Year 9 Parents Evening is on Wednesday 16 May from 5 - 7:30pm. Appointment sheets should be making their way home with your child today!


Lovely to welcome our new Y7 cohort to our community event this afternoon. We have no doubt you will be a fantastic year group and look forward to the exciting journey ahead


A reminder to parents and carers that the booking deadline for all year group trips is this Friday 27 April. Letters are available to download from the school website:-


Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

and are being represented in the London Marathon today! Best of luck Miss Flynn and Miss Greenland 🏃🏽‍♀️👟


Congratulations go to de Stafford student Max Callender on his winning entry in the Caterham Rotary Clubs annual essay writing competition, 'Prix de la Paix'. Thanks to Mr Geraint Jenkins of Caterham Rotary Club who presented Max with his certificate (pictured)


Looking forward to welcoming students back to school tomorrow! Don’t forget we return to a Week 1 timetable.


To discover some of what we've been up to this half term, you can view our latest newsletter online now:- We'd like to wish all our followers a very Happy Easter!

Posted on: 30/01/2018

Year 10s get inspired at Oxford University

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Year 10 More Able – Visit to Oxford University


I had the privilege of taking some of our More Able year 10 students on a visit to St Hilda's College at Oxford University on Friday 26th January. With the stunning backdrop of the Oxfordshire countryside and the river Isis just outside, our morning started with a preconceptions-busting talk from Hannah Rolley, the University's Outreach officer. This enabled the students to discuss their ideas about who a typical student at Oxford might be compared to the modern, actual reality. They now know that 60% of Oxford's intake comes from state school students - just like them! Although standards are undoubtedly high, they are achievable, and there is also plenty of financial help available for those who need it. The students were told about the broad depth of studies available to undergraduates as well as the world-renown quality of their lecturers and individual tutor system.

Next, our students were introduced to two current undergraduates based at St Hilda's who honestly, and humorously, answered all their eager questions about the reality of life at one of the world's most admired universities. The undergraduates told them all about the social and fun side to their life at St Hilda's as well as the academic side. Their enthusiasm was catching! The advocates then lead our students on an eye-opening tour of the campus including student accommodation and the well-equipped library. We ended up surrounded by many more of the current undergraduates as we enjoyed a very generous free lunch in their very elegant canteen. Great cheesecake!

The afternoon continued to inspire with a stroll through the heart of Oxford city centre incorporating all of the iconic and world famous colleges in their glorious settings, but avoiding the multiple bicycle- riding academics intent on pursuing their degrees! Just being in the same environment gave our students a real taste of the fun that studying in these surroundings could bring as well as the prestige!

Our walk culminated in a visit to see some of the priceless treasures housed in Oxford's Ashmolean museum to make our students realise that Oxford's scholars are encouraged to use the whole city as a resource to make learning come alive! Here our students undertook a structured creative writing session, using some of the museum's classical collections as inspiration. Our students responded with the ease of imagination that the young and gifted possess and produced some worthy writing indeed which they were happy to share. I felt very proud!

Finally, a quick pit-stop at an eye-catching old-style sweet shop, with its multiple magical jars full of every delight imaginable, finished off a truly inspirational and horizon-broadening day. I hope our visit has now encouraged our students to aim high and believe that they too would be warmly welcomed at Oxford and could thrive, and succeed, at the very top!

Mrs Cassie
More Able Coordinator