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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.


Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Year 10 BTEC class working on their serving accuracy in table tennis with a game of ‘Serve Pong’ 🏓


Retweeted From Freedom Leisure - de Stafford Sports Centre

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.


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!


Retweeted From de Stafford PE

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 🏉


Retweeted From de Stafford PE

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


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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!


Retweeted From Freedom Leisure - de Stafford Sports Centre

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.


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


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!


Retweeted From de Stafford PE

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! 🧘🏻‍♀️🏃‍♂️⚽️⛹🏻‍♀️🤸🏻‍♂️🏋🏼‍♀️🏀


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


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.


Retweeted From de Stafford Jenkins Centre

It's not all about top grades. Spare a thought for those who did well to sit through a 2 hour exam when they have ADHD; those whose ASD means that the ticking of the clock or scratching of pens on paper causes high levels of anxiety, and heightened sensory needs.


Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

A pleasure to see students and collecting their GCSE results earlier today. Thanks to all colleagues and families across all as the last results of the academic year are posted!


Congratulations to the Class of 2018 on their excellent GCSE results. They should be proud of their achievements!


Retweeted From Freedom Leisure - de Stafford Sports Centre

The cafe’ at de Stafford looking modern, all the new furniture has arrived apart from a few little additions and then it will start to take shape! ☕️


Retweeted From Freedom Leisure - de Stafford Sports Centre

We are almost there!! Grand launch in the middle of September 💥 The question is are you all ready for de Stafford to be the hub of the community??


Retweeted From Hewitts of Croydon

Will you be attending this September? If you haven't bought your uniform at our school visit in July, online or in store already; make sure you come to store ASAP to guarantee all you need for a September start... don't get caught out!


Congratulations to our newly appointed senior prefect team.


  • Inclusion/SEND
    • Geraldine Callanan

      SENCO/Head of PSHE

    • Jan Downs

      Head of SLCN Centre/Deputy SENCO

    • Jo Markland

      SENCO Administrative Assistant

    • Sarah Benham

      Learning Support Assistant

    • Rebecca Davis

      Learning Support Assistant

    • Nicole Gladwin

      Learning Support Assistant

    • Justine McGarvey

      Learning Mentor

    • Colin Miles

      Learning Support Assistant

    • Michelle Muir

      Learning Support Assistant

    • Mojgan Zaman-nia

      Learning Support Assistant

  • Senior Leadership Team
  • School Strategy Board
    • Mrs Alison Etheridge

      SSB Chair

      I have lived in Caterham since 1997 and have two children one is currently a student at de Stafford. Following a 4 year term as a Governor at a local infant school, I became a Governor at de Stafford in June 2011. I have a degree in Psychology and undertook further studies in Human Resources to gain Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (MCIPD). My career was initially in the voluntary sector, working with a housing association for older people and then a disability charity. In 2008 I became self-employed, helping companies with a variety of HR requirements such as reorganisations, employee relations issues, and mediation.

    • Mr Russell Bennett

      Education Partner

    • Miss Catherine Emmott

      Community SSB Member

      I grew up in Reigate and moved back to Oxted 12 years ago. I became a Governor at de Stafford in June 2011. I have a law degree and then qualified as a Chartered Surveyor, specialising in landlord and tenant. I have worked extensively in private practice in London and locally, in the public sector in Hertfordshire, as a facilities and property manager and for a time in Jersey. Until recently I was an Operations Director by a FTSE100 property company in London, but am now starting a new career as a Bursar of a local primary school. In my spare time I have a small dog and a large horse.

    • Mr Jeremy Garner

      SSB Member

      I have served on the Governing Body of de Stafford School since my appointment as Head Teacher in September 2013. I completed a Post-Graduate Certificate of Education in Physical Education having graduated with a degree in Sports Science. Since qualifying as a teacher nearly 20 years ago, I have worked in three different Surrey secondary schools (Therfield, St Bede’s, de Stafford) and completed my National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) in 2009. I live in Epsom with my wife and two young children.

    • Mrs Rowan Spurgin

      Community SSB Member/Vice Chair

      Having lived in Caterham most of my life, and attended schools in the town, I am very pleased to be able to give something back to the local school community. I became a Governor at de Stafford in April 2015 and have been elected as Chair of the Finance Committee. I have two daughters, one who is a student at de Stafford and the other at St. John’s. After gaining a degree in Psychology and Zoology, I studied to become a qualified Chartered Management Accountant. I have worked in the retail and manufacturing sectors, the last few years within IT as a Business Analyst.

    • Mrs Clare Wingrave

      SSB Member (Safeguarding Lead)

      I live locally in Caterham and am the principal of Oasis Academy Byron, a thriving primary school in Coulsdon.'My three children attended de Stafford and the school provided them all with very firm foundations for life and their future learning.

  • Support Staff
    • Susan Box

      Senior HR Administrator

    • Helen Broughton

      Clerk to SSB

    • Zoe Defalco

      Admissions/SLT Admin

    • Anna Hughes

      PA to Headteacher/Marketing & Events Co-ordinator

    • Karen Rabbitte


    • Amanda Robinson

      Head of Year Administrator

    • Jayne Starkey

      Reception/Admin Assistant

    • Kate Farrell

      Cover Supervisor

    • Jenna Ireland

      Examinations Officer

    • Lara Smith

      Examinations Officer

    • Andrea Ainsworth

      Exams & Data Assistant

    • Susanna Bradstock

      Finance Officer

    • Leah Pullan

      Finance Assistant

    • Lara-Marie Crawford-Thomas

      LRC Administrator

    • Jade Horne

      Resources Assistant

    • Martin Rochester

      Senior IT Technician

    • Deborah Blake-Thomas

      SIMS Officer

    • Mark Batters

      Site Assistant

    • Daren Bacon

      Assistant Site Manager

    • Angela Delahunty

      Site Manager

    • Dave Deonarine

      Senior Site Assistant

    • Christopher Knight

      Senior Site Assistant

    • Vicki Hart

      Attendance Assistant

    • Caroline Sidwell

      Wellbeing Officer / Attendance Assistant

    • Suzy Drew

      Student Services Assistant

    • Zoe Tournes

      Student Services Assistant

    • Julia Webster

      Attendance Officer

    • Tara Taylor

      Senior Learning Support Assistant

    • Jill Ivory

      Science Laboratory Assistant

    • Debbie Jones

      Senior Science Technician

    • Sharon Monteith

      Science Technician

    • Sophie Campbell

      DT Technician

    • Ian Andrews


    • Alison Bacon


    • Nigel Ball


    • Sharna Clemmy


    • Dave Deonarine


    • Maria Jose


    • Janice Prole

      Cleaning Supervisor

    • Sharon Whippe


  • Teaching Staff