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05/12/18

Christmas Lunch will be served on Monday 17 December. Booking forms and further info can be found on our website:-https://t.co/PTIM3wAX0q https://t.co/NmDMpvaYhw

04/12/18

Our Year 11 students were given a well earned break from their exams this morning to enjoy a fantastic performance of A Christmas Carol by touring theatre group .

04/12/18

Does your son/daughter require additional support for learning? If so; please join us at our Coffee Morning on Wednesday 12 December 9.00-11.00 am. RSVP jo.markland.org.uk https://t.co/d4yK1wQ5to

29/11/18

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

A fantastic win for Y11 Netball Team! Some excellent interceptions & great team work in a fast paced game! Thank you to for coming over to us and congratulations to Immy C who was nominated as POM! 👏🏻👏🏻💪🏻 https://t.co/1PWgCsmguU

29/11/18

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

students benefitting from the excellent new facilities A fantastic opportunity for our Y11 core PE students to access the gym and de-stress, especially during their PPEs! https://t.co/NwTl9qAejz

28/11/18

Our Year 9 students are invited to apply now for the highly anticipated DofE Bronze Award. Application forms can be found on our website:-https://t.co/6zB1G3rgVM. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity, spaces are limited. https://t.co/3hHps3l4jg

27/11/18

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

The year 7 rugby team beat in a close match. Well done to all the boys who played! 🏉

22/11/18

Don't forget tomorrow (Friday 23rd) is an INSET day for de Stafford. We hope our students enjoy their long weekend and we look forward to seeing them all on Monday at 8:30am.

20/11/18

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Some great Netball on display tonight! A win for Y8s & a fast paced game for Y9 resulting in a win for 👏🏻 fantastic sportsmanship all round & well done to POMs Mel & Lucy!

15/11/18

Thank you our Year 10 students (and staff) thoroughly enjoyed the performance this morning. https://t.co/uq471J6HIr

14/11/18

Retweeted From CaterhamRotary

Well done to school in winning the debating event and to all the students and teachers involved. A really great school! https://t.co/UTR7RDCEuf

13/11/18

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

The Y11 Boys team put in some great runs at District X-Country today. Well done to Ross Staton who finished 11th! 🏃‍♂️ Thanks for hosting https://t.co/wW1dCZv36A

13/11/18

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Fantastic performance from the Boys Y7 and Y8 teams at District X-Country today! Well done to all the boys who ran today 🏃‍♂️ https://t.co/UP3vH8McVq

13/11/18

Lovely to see him acting as such a great ambassador for the school. Well done! https://t.co/yHtSqFBpOO

13/11/18

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

A fantastic effort from our Y7 A/B & Y8 Netball teams against today! Some fast pace games, with lots to work on but a great team effort! Well done to POMs Carla, Beatrice & Amelia! 💪🏻

08/11/18

Retweeted From LiamHCollins

Very honoured to have been a judge debating competition with teams from and ...many congratulations to for winning through a very strong field

08/11/18

Retweeted From RE_Teacher_Papworth

Huge well done to everyone who took part in the second GLF Debating competition! Amazing to come together and see such talent amongst the students. Well done for reaching the final and massive well done for winning the competition!

08/11/18

What a fantastic event, very well done to all involved! https://t.co/5U4vjwg3ci

07/11/18

We look forward to welcoming the parents/carers of our Year 11 students from 4pm today! https://t.co/Sqw3D7PPCQ

06/11/18

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

A fantastic effort from the ⁦⁦⁩ Girls District XC team today! A big congratulations to Katie C & Leila T who came 4th & 11th & will now progress to represent the county! 👏🏻👏🏻 Thank you ⁦⁩ for hosting! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️ https://t.co/SY9BIVxqET

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.”