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It's ! Thank you to Mrs Cassie for nominating a poem entitled 'Your Best' by


Congratulations to the first two Y7 recipients of the headteacher’s gold award in recognition of gaining over 100 achievement points. Both former ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ students.


Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Well done to Alfie Pitt who scored 4 tries for the Y7 rugby team today against Oxted! Special mentions also to POMs Ben Morrison and Josh Morse with some great defence 🏉


Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Well done to the ⁦⁩ Y11 Netball team with their last fixture against ⁦⁩ today! Great team work & lots of interceptions in defence! A fantastic effort from Andrea L who was awarded POM! 👏🏻💪🏻


Retweeted From de Stafford PE

A tough game for the Y9 ⁦⁩ Football team against ⁦⁩ ⚽️ Well done to POMs Joel D, Jake D & James T! It was great to see Y10 students supporting and coaching the team! 👏🏻


Year 11 Prom tickets, Yearbooks and Hoodies are on sale now. Don't miss out!


This week's news bulletins are available to view and download via our website now We'd like to wish all of our followers a wonderful weekend!#FridayFeeling


Year 7 working hard in science , fully immersed in dissecting a flower and identifying the reproductive organs.


Retweeted From Mrs Singleton 🧬🦠

2 superb sessions with year 11 science students. Looking at core practical skills and really interrogating a method that’s slightly different to the original! A pleasure to teach 👍🏽🧪🔭


Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Well done to the Y9 Football team with a tough cup game against today. They fought until the end but ultimately faced defeat at 1-3. Congratulations to POMs Josh C, Ollie M & Max P! ⚽️


Retweeted From de Stafford DofE

Great to share a fantastic variety of the skill, physical & volunteering activities that students have already uploaded onto eDofE with ⁦⁩ parents/carers this evening! 🏉🧁🏊🏼‍♀️⚽️🤸🏻‍♂️📸🎹


Our admissions team have been extra busy this week, processing the flurry of acceptance forms for our new Year 7 cohort. The deadline is this Friday, 15 March so don't delay, accept your place today!


Thank you for bringing this to our attention. It's always great to hear such positive feedback about our students in the local community


Our lessons are ‘calm and purposeful with good behaviour and pupils working together', according to Ofsted. But don't take our word for it - book a tour with us today!


Retweeted From Kirsty Sandiford

Great to see updates in ⁦⁩ newsletter! ⭐️ 👀 ⁦⁩ ⁦


Retweeted From de Stafford DofE

Excellent work today with ⁦⁩ students starting route cards for their practice day walk⁩! Team Snail 🐌 Pig 🐷 & Llama 🦙 are up & running! Thank you ⁦⁩ for helping the students find grid references & plan their routes! 🧭 🗺


Our weekly news bulletins are available to view on our website now . Wishing all of our followers a happy weekend!


Retweeted From de Stafford Jenkins Centre

Understanding Me group kicked off today for our year 7s. Discovering our uniqueness and learning about the 8 intelligences, what are YOU good at?


well spotted!


Another reason to celebrate this ! student Zach Vellacott has completed his '16 before 16' classic novel reading challenge. Mr Garner is seen here presenting him with his reward. Well done Zach, keep up the great reading!


  • 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

    • Samantha Cleevely

      Learning Support Assistant

    • Nicole Gladwin

      Learning Support Assistant

    • Justine McGarvey

      Learning Mentor

    • Colin Miles

      Learning Support Assistant

    • Michelle Muir

      Learning Support Assistant

    • Rachel Wiggins

      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

    • Caroline Sidwell

      Wellbeing Officer / Attendance Assistant

    • Suzy Drew

      Student Services Assistant

    • Zoe Tournes

      Student Services Assistant

    • Julia Webster

      Attendance Officer

    • Julia Wadsworth

      Attendance Assistant

    • 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


    • Matthew Leadbeater


    • Janice Prole

      Cleaning Supervisor

    • Sharon Whippe


  • Teaching Staff