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20/05/22

The Sewing for Hope Club is on the final leg of the race! We have been crafting, stitching, sewing and embroidering Ukraine products which we will be selling in Caterham Valley after the half term holiday. #StandWithUkraine https://t.co/3RRHYSOH2W

18/05/22

Our Year 10 students had the pleasure of attending a Numeracy at Work Panel hosted by Claire Coutinho, MP for East Surrey, and Rachel Hopcroft, Head of Corporate Affairs at KPMG UK. Thank you for taking your time to come and visit us here at de Stafford School 🙏 https://t.co/50iHlpp3nw

28/04/22

We are pleased to announce that the first batch is ready to sell! The team have been working hard and should be proud of themselves. These will be available to purchase next week from Reception and during lunchtime from Room 45. 🇺🇦 https://t.co/XeQijfygSn

27/04/22

Congratulations to the winners of the Spanish Easter Egg competition run by Miss Fantana 🥳 What absolutely cracking designs you all came up with, well done! 👏 https://t.co/6V0rWpXuTU

26/04/22

"Every stitch is a thought, every thought is a prayer” Students meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday lunchtime to continue to raise funds for the Ukraine by sewing blue and yellow ribbons together, making badges and friendship bracelets to sell to the community! https://t.co/NsOneuMDwC

21/04/22

📸Tomorrow morning is the Year 11 Group Photograph! Please ensure your child is dressed in full school uniform, adhering to the uniform policy which can be found on our website - https://t.co/NecMtkIwVx This will be a lovely keepsake to look back on in years to come! 📸

01/04/22

It was our Year 9 & 10 Students who received top Attitude to Learning scores this week. They were invited down to celebrate their success over cookies and hot chocolate 🍪☕️ with Mr Place, Head of School. Well done to each and every one of you and keep up the hard work 💪 https://t.co/mIE9QiGlLL

31/03/22

A reminder to parents and carers that the school closes at the earlier time of 12:35pm tomorrow for the Easter break and students will return to school on Tuesday 19 April. https://t.co/8byYS72AHQ

24/03/22

Do you have a passion for reading? 📖 We are looking for adult volunteers to assist students with reading during library lessons, for a minimum of 1 hour every week. If you are interested, please email Natalie Rose: nrose1.org.uk for more details. https://t.co/i8GBaDag0I

23/03/22

Well done to Miss Benjafield’s 10XRE1 class for their debate over the use of excessive weaponry during an RE debate. Students shared some excellent and well thought out views, including historical and modern events. Excellent work year 10! 👏

17/03/22

Today our Year 8 X band students visited The Natural History Museum. It was great to see the students back out on school visits and representing the school in such a positive light. We hope their minds are exploding with new knowledge, ready to take it back to the classroom! 🤯 https://t.co/zZbdcmNZXn

15/03/22

📣YEAR 7 PARENTS' & CARERS' EVENING A reminder that the online booking system goes live at 6pm today for our virtual Year 7 Parents' & Carers' Evening on Wednesday 23rd March. Full details and a user guide can be found our website here https://t.co/KKRH19ZUcF... or in ParentMail. https://t.co/K1ac1uJtNk

14/03/22

📖Reading enthusiasts required! We are looking for adult volunteers to assist students engage with reading during library lessons. If this is something you would be interested in, please email Natalie Rose: nrose1.org.uk

14/03/22

📣VACANCIES: CLEANER & PART TIME RECEPTIONIST (MORNINGS ONLY) Are you looking for a new job role? We have some fantastic job opportunities opening up here at de Stafford School🥳 For full job descriptions and details of how to apply, please click here: https://t.co/CCJg56EblN https://t.co/0ddrKKPNN0

02/03/22

This morning Mr Place, Head of School, had the pleasure of meeting with some of our Year 7 students who have recently received top Attitude to Learning scores! 🤩 They gave some really positive feedback and enjoyed a hot chocolate and a cookie to celebrate their success! 🍪☕️ https://t.co/BsJnhtgAhS

01/03/22

Good Luck to all the Year 6 students and families on 'National Offer Day'! 🤞 We extend a very warm welcome to all those families whose children have been offered a place here at de Stafford - we very much look forward to you joining our wonderful school community! 🥳 https://t.co/bxxupLHntT

25/02/22

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who donated to our collection for the Caterham Food Bank over the last couple of weeks and supported our local community. https://t.co/IwjZUiiZzV

11/02/22

Please find a link to a bumper edition of our weekly news bulletin:- https://t.co/K8hzXLlz11. We wish you all a wonderful half term break and look forward to welcoming students back to school on Monday 21 February (on a week 1 timetable). https://t.co/2WCBrkvZ23

11/02/22

We have a fantastic administrative vacancy within our friendly and efficient Student Services team. For a full job description and details of how to apply, please click here: https://t.co/sqQrABohQg https://t.co/tA4d5qgqYr

02/02/22

We look forward to welcoming Year 10 parents and carers to our study skills seminar at 6pm this evening. Students are welcome to join us too, should they wish to reinforce what they have learnt in school today (no uniform required). https://t.co/aUpuIeCGRK

Learning Resource Centre (LRC)

Welcome to the LRC

The LRC is located on the first floor of the main school building and provides a pleasant, bright and spacious environment for students to read and study. The LRC aims both to promote reading for pleasure and to support students and teachers with learning across the curriculum.

Opening Times and Use

The LRC is open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 3.15pm. The LRC can be used by students each break and lunchtime.

Facilities

  • There are over 7,000 books and other resources, such as CD-ROMs, available for loan to help with projects and study.  
  • Resources include a wide range of up-to-date fiction for all year groups.
  • Magazines, journals and newspapers are also available as well as a comprehensive collection of careers information.
  • We have board games for use during lunch and break.
  • There are 30 computers for use outside lesson time for homework and research with printing and copying facilities.

Borrowing

How many resources may I borrow?

Two items at a time, but if you need more please ask.

How long is the loan period?

Two weeks, but you may renew items unless someone else wants to borrow them

What happens if a book goes missing or gets damaged? 

Please see the terms and conditions below.*

Homework Club

This is open to all students on Monday and Thursday from 3.15pm – 4.15pm. Students are welcome to use books and computers. A member of staff is always present to assist if needed.

Star Reading

Once a week, in rotation, we allow students and staff to Stop Teaching and Read, otherwise known as the STAR reading slot! An emphasis on raising Literacy standards through the enjoyment of reading is our aim when 20 minutes of a lesson is dedicated to years 7 and 8 being able to read their library or home books. Thoroughly enjoyed and supported throughout the school, STAR reading is highly popular and successful with students and staff alike!
 

*Terms and conditions

  • Students are responsible for handling library books and resources with care. Please keep books away from food, liquids and pets.
  • Any book/resource that is damaged should be reported to de Stafford School Library immediately in order for it to be repaired. If the damage caused is not easily repairable, parents/carers will be required to pay a £5 replacement fee or provide a replacement copy of the book.
  • If a book/resource is lost, it should be reported to de Stafford School Library immediately. Parents/carers will then be required to pay a £5 replacement fee or provide a replacement copy of the book.
  • All books issued from de Stafford School Library must be returned directly to de Stafford School Library and not to a teacher.
  • If you leave de Stafford School, please return all books before leaving.
  • All books are loaned for 2 week period. The due date of each book will always be stamped on the inside cover of the book. If students have not finished reading their book during this time, they are able to renew their book. Any overdue book means that a student cannot borrow another book until the overdue book is renewed or returned.
  • We will issue two reminders to return an overdue resource. If the book/resource has still not been returned, an email will be sent home with details of how to either replace the book/resource or pay a £5 replacement fee.