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20/09/18

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.

18/09/18

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Year 10 BTEC class working on their serving accuracy in table tennis with a game of ‘Serve Pong’ 🏓 https://t.co/QaVCvyySM0

17/09/18

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. https://t.co/oTJ8aeY1MS

13/09/18

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! https://t.co/K8e9PR9Bsa

11/09/18

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 🏉 https://t.co/IIWZ4J9qWF

11/09/18

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! 🏉

10/09/18

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

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!

10/09/18

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. https://t.co/AHo4mSvbNZ

09/09/18

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

07/09/18

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! https://t.co/YCoYzDDwq5

06/09/18

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! 🧘🏻‍♀️🏃‍♂️⚽️⛹🏻‍♀️🤸🏻‍♂️🏋🏼‍♀️🏀 https://t.co/Xf081JSXnO

04/09/18

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

23/08/18

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.

23/08/18

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. https://t.co/EO14oh6GNw

23/08/18

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!

23/08/18

Congratulations to the Class of 2018 on their excellent GCSE results. They should be proud of their achievements! https://t.co/tSJfefWiCS

22/08/18

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! ☕️ https://t.co/iOyb0zTjm4

17/08/18

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?? https://t.co/J23wix6Pw6

07/08/18

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! https://t.co/yZH1yRJY60

20/07/18

Congratulations to our newly appointed senior prefect team. https://t.co/R3Ubin6wrH

Posted on: 30/01/2018

Year 10s get inspired at Oxford University

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Year 10 More Able – Visit to Oxford University

 

I had the privilege of taking some of our More Able year 10 students on a visit to St Hilda's College at Oxford University on Friday 26th January. With the stunning backdrop of the Oxfordshire countryside and the river Isis just outside, our morning started with a preconceptions-busting talk from Hannah Rolley, the University's Outreach officer. This enabled the students to discuss their ideas about who a typical student at Oxford might be compared to the modern, actual reality. They now know that 60% of Oxford's intake comes from state school students - just like them! Although standards are undoubtedly high, they are achievable, and there is also plenty of financial help available for those who need it. The students were told about the broad depth of studies available to undergraduates as well as the world-renown quality of their lecturers and individual tutor system.


Next, our students were introduced to two current undergraduates based at St Hilda's who honestly, and humorously, answered all their eager questions about the reality of life at one of the world's most admired universities. The undergraduates told them all about the social and fun side to their life at St Hilda's as well as the academic side. Their enthusiasm was catching! The advocates then lead our students on an eye-opening tour of the campus including student accommodation and the well-equipped library. We ended up surrounded by many more of the current undergraduates as we enjoyed a very generous free lunch in their very elegant canteen. Great cheesecake!


The afternoon continued to inspire with a stroll through the heart of Oxford city centre incorporating all of the iconic and world famous colleges in their glorious settings, but avoiding the multiple bicycle- riding academics intent on pursuing their degrees! Just being in the same environment gave our students a real taste of the fun that studying in these surroundings could bring as well as the prestige!


Our walk culminated in a visit to see some of the priceless treasures housed in Oxford's Ashmolean museum to make our students realise that Oxford's scholars are encouraged to use the whole city as a resource to make learning come alive! Here our students undertook a structured creative writing session, using some of the museum's classical collections as inspiration. Our students responded with the ease of imagination that the young and gifted possess and produced some worthy writing indeed which they were happy to share. I felt very proud!


Finally, a quick pit-stop at an eye-catching old-style sweet shop, with its multiple magical jars full of every delight imaginable, finished off a truly inspirational and horizon-broadening day. I hope our visit has now encouraged our students to aim high and believe that they too would be warmly welcomed at Oxford and could thrive, and succeed, at the very top!


Mrs Cassie
More Able Coordinator