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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

Posted on: 24/08/2017

de Stafford Students Achieve Excellent GCSE Results

Despite well-publicised reforms to the qualifications system students at de Stafford are celebrating an outstanding set of GCSE results. New, harder content was included in the English and Maths specifications this year yet 66% of students managed to achieve the key threshold measure of 9-4 grades (equivalent to A*-C) in both these core subjects. This matches the school’s best ever set of examination results achieved last year under the old system and, with a number of students likely to improve their grades as a result of re-marked papers, this looks set to be another record-breaking year for de Stafford. 

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

The fact that the vast majority of de Stafford students leave us with outcomes well above the national average in Year 11 is a reflection of the superb progress they have made in their time here. This year group contributed so much to the school community and we wish them all the very best for the future.”

The percentage of top grades awarded to de Stafford students has increased significantly in the past few years and this trend continued with the new 7-9 grading system. Holly Palmer, Jack Edun-Hughes, Holly Hillsey and Sakura Bloomfield all achieved the equivalent of straight A*/As  (7-9) in all of their examinations, and the following students gained at least 8A/A* equivalents; Jacob Coombes, Darcy Braimoh, May Westcott, Taurea Gayle, Jamie Cousins, Abbie Owen and Helen Naylor.

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.

Any parent interested in looking around the school is encouraged to attend the school’s annual Open Evening on Thursday 14 September or book a tour to see the school in everyday action by contacting the school reception.

Jeremy Garner (24/8/16)

Headteacher

 

Press Release – de Stafford Students Achieve Excellent GCSE Results