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15/02/19

Excellent initiative from Y10 GCSE citizenship students raising money and awareness for ⁦ https://t.co/hgeb91PIZX

14/02/19

Thank you , your support is much appreciated.

13/02/19

Retweeted From Julia Church

A recent Ofsted inspection has praised de Stafford School in Caterham and says it is a "good" school - see https://t.co/ETnSgoSjy5 https://t.co/BmgzuugTzF

13/02/19

We look forward to welcoming the parents and carers of our Year 10 students from 4:30pm today

11/02/19

Pupils make ‘strong progress’ at our school, we have ‘well-trained teachers and a caring ethos’ according to our recent Ofsted report. There are plenty of other reasons why we are good - read them in our latest report https://t.co/ldIerXihqr https://t.co/xv396BSWsd

08/02/19

We are delighted to announce we are a ‘good’ school but don’t take our word for it, read our latest Ofsted report here https://t.co/ldIerXihqr

01/02/19

Due to the overnight snowfall we have taken the decision to operate a late start to the school day today (Friday). School will open at 9:30am whereby students should attend SAM time. They should be in full school uniform but may wear footwear more appropriate for the conditions.

31/01/19

Please follow this link to our website for an update regarding weather conditions https://t.co/I7EFkBrsWQ

31/01/19

We are able to open at the normal start time of 8:30am.

31/01/19

We are able to open at normal time this morning but please exercise great care if driving through the school car park. Students should arrive in normal school uniform but may wear footwear appropriate to the icy conditions.

30/01/19

Thank you to all our parents and carers of y11 students who braved the freezing weather to attend parents evening tonight; your support is much appreciated.

30/01/19

We look forward to giving our Year 11 parents/carers a warm welcome from 4:30pm today! Our site team have done a fantastic job ensuring the car park remains accessible despite the current weather conditions. https://t.co/66nxHwqIPZ

30/01/19

Fantastic effort from the site team, working since 5:30am to make the school safe. https://t.co/S1tNqHk04c

30/01/19

The school is open today with a late start for students due to icy conditions. School starts at 9:30am and students are to go straight to SAM.

28/01/19

With heavy snowfall currently forecast for tomorrow evening, we will be monitoring conditions closely. Please check the school website https://t.co/FcOUMuE3r0 or Twitter for updates. https://t.co/wdOi1gaBZc

28/01/19

Don't forget it's Year 11 Parents' Evening this Wednesday @ de Stafford . It's not too late to make an appointment if you haven't already! https://t.co/J9k94p88sO

25/01/19

Retweeted From de Stafford DofE

⁩ DofE students starting off their Fitness session with Mr Harris learning all about setting targets, energy levels on expedition and building fitness! 💪🏻🧗🏻‍♀️🏃‍♂️ https://t.co/oz5gCMBJwL

18/01/19

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Great creativity in a Y7 Parkour lesson! Today’s focus was balance - students were tasked with making an aeroplane ✈️ https://t.co/ArCqQ6m7bF

17/01/19

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Well done to the Y7 Netball team for persevering in a tough match against a strong team today! Some excellent interceptions & well done to Phoebe R for a well deserved player of the match nomination! 👏🏻

16/01/19

We look forward to seeing all our Year 8 parents and carers at the Options Evening which starts at 6pm in the Main Hall https://t.co/GZRjMQVdcu

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.”