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21/01/20

We're looking for an inspirational teacher of both Drama and English to cover maternity leave. For further details and an application form, please visit our website: https://t.co/YzzDMMzeeg https://t.co/jmQp7VQ0Aq

21/01/20

We have an exciting opportunity for an outstanding Head of English to lead and develop our innovative and successful team. Please visit our website for details and an application form https://t.co/YzzDMMzeeg https://t.co/eAfc3nZo3K

18/01/20

Sending our deepest condolences to Martin’s family, friends and the community at this desperately sad time. He was a much loved and highly respected colleague who greatly enriched the family. Taken far too soon.

15/01/20

We look forward to welcoming our Year 8 students and their parents/carers to our Options Information Evening from 5:30pm - 7pm today. Please see our website for further details https://t.co/Lf1QqsiDic

14/01/20

Retweeted From de Stafford DofE

Thank you to Mr Harris for running such a fun & positive groups/teamwork session tonight for our Bronze DofE students! They really got stuck in & worked so well together! https://t.co/yUlKpVwA59

14/01/20

Hi Lisa, please pop into Reception during the school day and we will happily arrange tickets for you. If this is not convenient, please email anna.hughes.org.uk. We look forward to seeing you and your daughter at the show!

14/01/20

Tickets are now available for our school production of Legally Blonde the Musical. See our website for details:- https://t.co/k8xp7n60b3 https://t.co/rDuSglLGMP

13/01/20

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Girls football club started tonight! Come along learn new skills and be part of a team! Every Monday after school! ⚽️ https://t.co/H8PmFGFmL2

09/01/20

Retweeted From de Stafford DofE

Thank you to Tom, Sam & Tyler for their help in transporting & organising the ⁦⁩ equipment today! !! 🎒⛺️ https://t.co/cc2VQcp3f7

18/12/19

We would like to wish the entire de Stafford School community a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We look forward to welcoming our students back on Monday 6 January 2020 (wk 2 timetable). Please do read our end of term newsletter, available online now https://t.co/JN1jUw1t7J https://t.co/wmeCR5hlfp

18/12/19

A reminder to parents and carers that the school will be closing at the earlier time of 1:40pm today!

16/12/19

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Congratulations to the Y11 Football team who beat Oxted 2-1 tonight! A penalty from Joe VR and a winning goal from Kyle S! Well done to POMs Ben M and Kyle! 👏🏻⚽️ https://t.co/0mwBTRahGq

16/12/19

We're feeling festive here as staff and students tuck into their . We also have a wonderful selection of Christmas Jumpers on show, all in aid of https://t.co/1FOxAxLJk6

13/12/19

Congratulations to the students in SAM groups 7AFA, 8DBE/AAE and 9JJO who collectively earned the most achievement points in their year group this term, and are rewarded with a Mufti Day on Monday (16th). https://t.co/8z3XGUI4D5

13/12/19

Miss Benjafield's Year 8 class enthusiastically debated the use of the death penalty in today's lesson. Students researched their arguments before presenting to the 'opposition'. Well done 8XRE3! https://t.co/tm7ooX6FVA

12/12/19

Retweeted From de Stafford Jenkins Centre

Thank you for coming to our christmas coffee morning today. It was lovely to see you all. Wishing you all a lovely Christmas and a peaceful new year https://t.co/zaTkgLDmdq

12/12/19

Our 'Number Buddies' are being treated to a pizza lunch in the LRC today as a reward for all the fantastic support they provide. Pictured here are some of our 'buddies' together with Mrs Ainsworth and Mr Johnson. https://t.co/T0hDJkeN4c

12/12/19

Great fun T the NHM # Geography Rocks https://t.co/e7WVv9wkhv

12/12/19

We have arrived and ready for learning https://t.co/nPCnpxzC3e

11/12/19

We'd like to say a huge thank you to for their fantastic performance of A Christmas Carol this morning. Our Year 11 students (and staff) thoroughly enjoyed seeing the story brought to life on the school stage. https://t.co/PGbbqj1Od0

Posted on: 23/08/2018

Strong GCSE results at de Stafford.

Students at de Stafford School, Caterham, celebrated the arrival of their GCSE results today.

Despite well-publicised reforms to the qualifications system, students ad de Stafford are celebrating a strong set of GCSE results.

New, harder content was included in the English and maths specifications for the first time last year, yet the majority of students again managed to achieve the key threshold measure of 9-4 grades (equivalent A* to C) in both these core subjects.

With the exam reforms rolling through to most other subjects this year, the 2018 cohort was faced with the challenge of sitting more exams than ever, including content that was previously covered at A-Level in a number of courses.

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

“The fact that the vast majority of de Stafford students leave us with such positive outcomes is a reflection of hte strong academic progress they have made in their time here. However, this year group contributed so much to the school community and we are just as proud of the way in which they have developed into highly aspirational and confident young adults, confident of their place in society and the positive contribution they can make to it”

Student Isabella Mico achieved grades 9-7 across all subjects and has been awarded the Arkwright Engineering Scholarship Award following a rigorous selection progress. It is the most prestigious scholarship of its type in the UK and aims to inspire and nurture school-age students to be the country’s future leaders of the engineering profession.

Isabella added: “I am so happy! A few teachers and a lot of hard work has allowed me to achieve fantastic results and this has helped me secure a place at Woldingham Girls School sixth-form, which is what I wanted. Here I will study A-level maths, physics and DT. My plan is to go on to university to study mechanical engineering. I’ve hardly slept but it’s all been worth it.”

Among the top students was Max Callender, who also achieved grades 9-7 in all his subjects, he said: “I’ve enjoyed my time at de Stafford and my results are higher than I expected. I couldn’t be more pleased. The support and opportunities from the teachers has enabled me to go on to Reigate College to study A-level maths, further maths, physics and economics with Cambridge in my sights.”

“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,” said Mr Garner.

There will be an open evening at de Stafford on September 20 and parents are welcome to attend or book a tour of the school by contacting reception.

Student Daniel Clarke, commented: “I feel brilliant and I’m buzzing! de Stafford has been a brilliant school to attend and with their constant encouragement and support they have helped me achieve the results I needed to get into Reigate College. The next step is for me to do my A-levels with a view to being successful in either Oxford or Cambridge in a few years, it’s all really exciting!”

Charlotte Vicars, said: “My results were higher than I expected so it was a lovely surprise opening my envelope. I’ve really enjoyed my time at de Stafford and I cannot thank the teaches enough. I studied an extra GCSE in art which involved out of school hours and I’m pleased I got a really good result in this subject. I will study my A-levels at Reigate College in graphic design, art and psychology before heading off on an apprenticeship in Patisserie at Westminster College – my A-levels are a back-up.”