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22/05/19

Every day is Open Day at de Stafford and we welcome visitors into our community throughout the year. If you would like a tour of the school, please call us on 01883 347818 https://t.co/q4fFtAomsy

18/05/19

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🏆 Made it! 🐌 🐷 🦙 Well done 👏🏼 Practice complete Pleasure to support , fantastic young people and wonderful staff ☺️

18/05/19

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🐌 Team Snail 🐌 https://t.co/3kslOfnRub

18/05/19

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☀️ Good Morning Campers! ⛺️ https://t.co/dqVfyLRsVp

17/05/19

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👣A very successful first day of practice expedition 🌳 🐷 🦙 🐌 https://t.co/Hmwo7nWAPQ

17/05/19

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17/05/19

We'd like to wish our students the best of luck with their practice expedition today and tomorrow. A big thank you to all the staff supporting them! https://t.co/2kRkxbOJDO

16/05/19

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Well done to the Y7 team who took part in the SmashIt 8-a-side Cricket Tournament today 🏏 A great effort from all students involved! Player of the day was Noah Vellacott 👏🏼

16/05/19

Would you like to exhibit at our popular Careers Fair on 5 July? Over 30 businesses already signed up! For further details click here:- https://t.co/GLAfXel59O https://t.co/J4WOoUXPvf

15/05/19

Congratulations to these fabulous Y7 students who met Mr Garner today to receive their Gold Award for gaining 100 achievement points this year https://t.co/vesVVRA19i

13/05/19

As exam season officially begins, we would like to wish all students every success! Please don't hesitate to speak to a member of staff if you need additional support. https://t.co/WnSgyjXtcN

10/05/19

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A great day out at K2 for well done to all students who represented more results and star performers to follow on Monday! https://t.co/IV7TUp2Iqr

10/05/19

Thank you to and for visiting our Year 10 cohort today. Students are reminded to return their forms for the College Taster Days by Friday 17 May!

10/05/19

Good luck to all students participating in the District Sports Competition today! https://t.co/ZZrTmF3orw

08/05/19

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Yesterday we hosted a y7&8 boys athletics meet at as a warm up for District Sports on Friday! Well done to all students involved! 🥇🥈🥉 https://t.co/EJyLCJKusR

03/05/19

There's still time to sign-up for our popular Careers Fair on 5 July. Click here for further details https://t.co/GLAfXel59O

03/05/19

Our very popular Year 8 trip to Thames Young Mariners on 13 June is almost full! Last few tickets available up until 8 May, visit our website or call our finance team for more details https://t.co/V8xIlWY8Tv https://t.co/Ml5zlTlr5Q

02/05/19

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GCSE PE moderation is in full swing today! ⁦⁩ students have been showcasing their skills in Football, Badminton, Trampolining & Athletics ⚽️ 🏸 🎽 https://t.co/PTnyO6bPq9

02/05/19

Good luck to all the students involved! https://t.co/7Qp0y1lf2O

01/05/19

Lovely to see so many of our new families joining the school in September this afternoon. We hope you enjoyed your first experience of the community!

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.”