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17/09/21

Please find a link to our weekly news bulletin for parents and carers: https://t.co/SDs21cVesA We would like to wish all of our followers a wonderful weekend! https://t.co/lokIWOS4nb

16/09/21

Our staff and students are very much looking forward to welcoming visitors from 5pm this evening. Presentations from our Executive Headteacher and Head of School will take place at 5pm, 6pm and 7pm and tours of the school are available from 5-8pm. https://t.co/isiRHkntqI

15/09/21

We've been busy turning blank walls into learning walls here and can't wait to show them off to our visitors at the Open Evening tomorrow. Doors will open at 5pm, with presentations taking place in the Main Hall at 5pm, 6pm and 7pm. https://t.co/ZoacY9kHzV

10/09/21

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Mr Henderson’s Year 9 Sport Studies class had a great morning learning all about the skeletal system and it’s functions 🦴💀🫀🫁🧠🩸 https://t.co/yJaoXFA1IQ

09/09/21

📣EXTRA-CURRICULAR SPORTS CLUBS Click here to view the extra-curricular sports clubs which we're pleased to offer starting next week: https://t.co/1Ge28r13lm No need to register in advance and completely free of charge! https://t.co/mm3O4QsNMT

08/09/21

We'd like to say a huge thank you to the fantastic team of staff and volunteers who worked tirelessly to ensure the latest round of Covid-19 testing ran smoothly and efficiently https://t.co/nNiGCjV0Gm

01/09/21

It's Prom night for our 2021 Leavers and we're delighted we've been able to give them the celebration they all deserve.#deStaffordProud https://t.co/2ZIAdIGMrn

25/08/21

📣Parents and Carers See ParentMail or visit our website https://t.co/MDOPkMFhzS for a reminder of our start of term arrangements (parents and carers of our new Year 7 cohort will receive a separate email). We look forward to welcoming our students back into school next week. https://t.co/9izgBDuZmZ

23/08/21

*FREE BACK TO SCHOOL STATIONERY PACK* We will once again be giving away free stationery packs to support local families. Come and visit us in Church Walk, Caterham this Saturday 28 August between 10:30am and 2:30pm. https://t.co/x6c39kFgbW

12/08/21

We look forward to welcoming our fantastic Year 11 students back into school today (between 9:30 and 11:30am) to collect their GCSE exam results. We wish this historic year group the very best of luck ☘️ https://t.co/7gKvYXEdqN

04/08/21

📣PRE-LOVED SCHOOL UNIFORM `OFFER - WEDS 11 AUGUST, 10AM - 2PM We have a large quantity of quality, pre-loved uniform available. Parents and carers are invited to come and have a look and simply take any clothing that is suitable. There is no charge, but donations are welcome

27/07/21

It's wonderful to be able to run a for our lovely new Year 7 cohort this week. Thank you to our fabulous team of dedicated staff and Year 10 students who have made it possible. https://t.co/4nvkL92tHb

27/07/21

📣VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED Schools have been asked to carry out on-site asymptomatic Covid-19 testing for students when they return to school in September. If you would like to support with the testing process, please click here: https://t.co/GibZEHYhB1 https://t.co/VOhfvsoXmw

27/07/21

VACANCY: PART TIME ATTENDANCE ASSISTANT We offer an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated administrator to join our dedicated and friendly school Attendance team. Please visit our website for a full job description and application form: https://t.co/a0nZBQXt3m https://t.co/Jc8ACvl3rF

26/07/21

📣EXCLUSIVE 10% HEWITTS OF CROYDON DISCOUNT CODE We are pleased to advise that are offering de Stafford School parents and carers a one off 10% discount on school uniform which can be used online (Code DS10) or in-store on Friday 30th July 2021 ONLY.

16/07/21

Please find a link to our end of term news bulletin for parents and carers, which includes details of our plans for the September return: https://t.co/eDueSiYcsA We wish the entire de Stafford community a wonderful Summer and thank you for all your support. https://t.co/M8X4ofBWyg

16/07/21

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

What a fantastic day at Sports Day yesterday! Well done to everyone involved 💪 https://t.co/pRk1kl4GD1

16/07/21

📣A quick reminder to our parents and carers that the school closes at 12:35pm today. Details regarding our September return will be published in the bulletin which will be sent via ParentMail later today.

13/07/21

Great seeing the de Stafford DofE campers in action # There is no I in Team

12/07/21

Throughout this week we will be holding Celebration Assemblies for each year group to mark their achievements. Today is the turn of Year 7, led by their Head of Year, Miss Cronin. Well done to you all for making such a fantastic start to your journey with us. https://t.co/SD8IVyP2WD

Year 8 Options

Email options@destafford.org.uk with any questions

Dear Year 8 Parents/Carers

In order to further support your child to make the right choices during the Options process, I am delighted to introduce additions to our Year 8 Options Information website page.

Please find the following resources below:

  • Mr Place’s ‘Welcome’ video message
  • Mr Parry’s video presentation on ‘How to make your choices’ with the SIMS Parent App
  • Individual video presentations, for every subject, with a wealth of information on what to expect at Key Stage 4.  Simply click on the subject title to view the video
  • The ‘Introduction to the Options process’ video presentation
  • The Options Booklet which provides an overview of the process and detailed information on all Key Stage 4 courses

SIMS Parent App

As detailed in Mr Parry’s presentation and the Options Booklet, Option choices are made via the SIMS Parent App. Should you have any technical issues with this, please do contact Mrs Blake-Thomas at deborah.blake-thomas@destafford.org.uk who will be able to assist in resolving these. 

The deadline for choices to be made is Friday 5 March.

Separate Science

Students invited to choose Separate Science will be contacted by Mr Doyle by Friday 12 February.

Options Week

In addition to this information, the Heads of Department for those subjects which are not delivered at Key Stage 3, will be visiting each SAM, during SAM Time, from Monday 1 February.  These sessions will begin at 8:30am and students should access their normal SAM, on Google Classroom, by using their usual link (also found on Satchel:One).  This is an excellent opportunity for colleagues to share information on their courses and answer any questions students may have.  The schedule for this is as below.  

Day/SAM 8BLA 8CGA/SBE 8AFA 8JHE/VAT 8HGI 8TDA
Mon 1 Feb

Computer Science/IT

Business Citizenship Media Health & Social Care SIMS Parents App Info
Tues 2 Feb SIMS Parents App Info Computer Science/IT Business Citizenship Media Health & Social Care
Weds 3 Feb Health & Social Care SIMS Parents App Info Computer Science/IT Business Citizenship Media
Thurs 4 Feb Media Health & Social Care SIMS Parents App Info Computer Science/IT Business Citizenship
Fri 5 Feb Citizenship Media Health & Social Care SIMS Parents App Info Computer Science/IT Business
Mon 8 Feb Business Citizenship Media Health & Social Care SIMS Parents App Info Computer Science/IT

 

Contact us

On this page, I do hope you find the answers to any questions you may have but please do contact us via email to options@destafford.org.uk should you have any further queries.

Thank you very much, as ever, for your support in ensuring your child has the knowledge required to make these important, well-informed decisions. 

Yours faithfully

Mr Parry, Assistant Headteacher

WELCOME FROM THE HEAD OF SCHOOL

HOW TO MAKE YOUR OPTION CHOICES

SUBJECT PRESENTATIONS

Please click on the subject titles below to view the video presentations from the Heads of Department.

Art, Craft and Design History
Business Maths
Citizenship Media
Computer Science Music
Creative iMedia Religious Studies
Design and Technology Science
Drama Spanish
English Sport Studies
Food Preparation and Nutrition  
Geography  
Health and Social Care  

 

INTRODUCTION TO THE YEAR 8 OPTION PROCESS

Documents

Page Downloads Date  
Year 8 Options Booklet 04th Nov 2020 Download