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21/09/18

Please join us for coffee and cake on the 27th September and show your support for Macmillan Cancer Care https://t.co/G2MOAoonsK

21/09/18

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Thank you to all visitors who attended our Open Evening - please do come and visit us for a tour during the school day. https://t.co/TOVSbu65CN

20/09/18

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Get ready for October Half term, we've got some treats in store... https://t.co/hC7B4aRW6S

20/09/18

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Year 9 have made a fantastic start to their Pop Art project https://t.co/VwtbprKLrv

20/09/18

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A fantastic week working with and science teams and making plans for the future! https://t.co/CCjfMoeDF9

20/09/18

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The PE Department is ready for Open Evening to start! https://t.co/kX2rFbtsBS

20/09/18

Thank you to all visitors who attended our Open Evening - please do come and visit us for a tour during the school day. https://t.co/TOVSbu65CN

20/09/18

We look forward to welcoming visitors to our Open Evening from 5:30pm today. The Headteacher will speak at 5:45pm and 6:45pm and a fabulous team of students will be helping with tours of the school. If you are unable to make it tonight, please call to arrange a day time visit.

18/09/18

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Year 10 BTEC class working on their serving accuracy in table tennis with a game of ‘Serve Pong’ 🏓 https://t.co/QaVCvyySM0

17/09/18

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We are very pleased to have completed the £1.2million refurbishment project at Special thanks to , and and all of the contractors involved. A superb project from start to finish. https://t.co/oTJ8aeY1MS

13/09/18

Prospective parents/carers and their children are invited to join us at our Open Evening on Thursday 20 September from 5:45pm. We look to welcoming you to de Stafford! https://t.co/K8e9PR9Bsa

11/09/18

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Our Y11 boys rugby team took on Warlingham School today. A great performance by all, especially Ross Lever who was man of the match for some outstanding defence 🏉 https://t.co/IIWZ4J9qWF

11/09/18

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Fantastic turnout for rugby club tonight, great to see a good mix of boys and girls. Looking forward to next week already! 🏉

10/09/18

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Great to see lots of new faces at Trampolining club tonight Grab a friend, come along and try something new or further develop your skills!

10/09/18

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Out with the old gym equipment and on Wednesday in with the new! We are very pleased to be in the last week of our £1.2m refurbishment at with brand new state of the art gym kit arriving from Wednesday. https://t.co/AHo4mSvbNZ

09/09/18

Good luck to all as they open their doors to students for the first time tomorrow - an exciting journey begins!

07/09/18

Congratulations to Zara Foster who has completed the '16 before 16' reading challenge. Zara met with Headteacher, Jeremy Garner today to receive her prize and certificate. A great way to kick off the new school year, well done Zara! https://t.co/YCoYzDDwq5

06/09/18

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Extra-Curricular sports clubs are starting on Mon 10th ⁦⁩ Make friends, gain skills and have fun! Trampolining & Gymnastics are making a comeback and we are pleased to introduce a new Yoga & Running Club! 🧘🏻‍♀️🏃‍♂️⚽️⛹🏻‍♀️🤸🏻‍♂️🏋🏼‍♀️🏀 https://t.co/Xf081JSXnO

04/09/18

We look forward to welcoming our new Year 7 cohort at 8:15am tomorrow. Years 8-11 should arrive for 11am please.

23/08/18

Retweeted From de Stafford Jenkins Centre

And those who need a reader and then they struggle to retain that information; those who need someone to write their answers but their language skills are so limited they do not have the vocabulary to express what they would like to. Well done to all of those who gave it a go.

Posted on: 23/08/2018

Strong GCSE results at de Stafford.

Students at de Stafford School, Caterham, celebrated the arrival of their GCSE results today.

Despite well-publicised reforms to the qualifications system, students ad de Stafford are celebrating a strong set of GCSE results.

New, harder content was included in the English and maths specifications for the first time last year, yet the majority of students again managed to achieve the key threshold measure of 9-4 grades (equivalent A* to C) in both these core subjects.

With the exam reforms rolling through to most other subjects this year, the 2018 cohort was faced with the challenge of sitting more exams than ever, including content that was previously covered at A-Level in a number of courses.

Headteacher Jeremy Garner said: “These outcomes do not happen by accident and are a testament to the dedication  and hard work of the students as well as the excellent support and guidance provided by staff, governors and parents. I am pleased that the cohort as a whole achieved a strong set of results against a backdrop of significant reform and change.

“The fact that the vast majority of de Stafford students leave us with such positive outcomes is a reflection of hte strong academic progress they have made in their time here. However, this year group contributed so much to the school community and we are just as proud of the way in which they have developed into highly aspirational and confident young adults, confident of their place in society and the positive contribution they can make to it”

Student Isabella Mico achieved grades 9-7 across all subjects and has been awarded the Arkwright Engineering Scholarship Award following a rigorous selection progress. It is the most prestigious scholarship of its type in the UK and aims to inspire and nurture school-age students to be the country’s future leaders of the engineering profession.

Isabella added: “I am so happy! A few teachers and a lot of hard work has allowed me to achieve fantastic results and this has helped me secure a place at Woldingham Girls School sixth-form, which is what I wanted. Here I will study A-level maths, physics and DT. My plan is to go on to university to study mechanical engineering. I’ve hardly slept but it’s all been worth it.”

Among the top students was Max Callender, who also achieved grades 9-7 in all his subjects, he said: “I’ve enjoyed my time at de Stafford and my results are higher than I expected. I couldn’t be more pleased. The support and opportunities from the teachers has enabled me to go on to Reigate College to study A-level maths, further maths, physics and economics with Cambridge in my sights.”

“Whilst rightly celebrating the fantastic achievements of the high attainers, the school was delighted with the progress made by all students from their different academic starting points on entry to the school in Year 7,” said Mr Garner.

There will be an open evening at de Stafford on September 20 and parents are welcome to attend or book a tour of the school by contacting reception.

Student Daniel Clarke, commented: “I feel brilliant and I’m buzzing! de Stafford has been a brilliant school to attend and with their constant encouragement and support they have helped me achieve the results I needed to get into Reigate College. The next step is for me to do my A-levels with a view to being successful in either Oxford or Cambridge in a few years, it’s all really exciting!”

Charlotte Vicars, said: “My results were higher than I expected so it was a lovely surprise opening my envelope. I’ve really enjoyed my time at de Stafford and I cannot thank the teaches enough. I studied an extra GCSE in art which involved out of school hours and I’m pleased I got a really good result in this subject. I will study my A-levels at Reigate College in graphic design, art and psychology before heading off on an apprenticeship in Patisserie at Westminster College – my A-levels are a back-up.”