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17/10/18

Retweeted From LiamHCollins

Lovely to spend the day at yesterday and today...amazing work going on in both schools

17/10/18

We look forward to welcoming our Year 9 parents and carers to the Information Evening later today. Please arrive for 6pm in the Main Hall.

16/10/18

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

A well fought double header for the Y10 ⚽️ team vs , the league fixture finished 3-3, with The Beacon taking the cup result in extra-time. Well done to Joe Vincent-Ryan who scored a well taken hat-trick, and MOM Zac Jennings, who made some brilliant saves

12/10/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton 🔬

Great afternoon working with the fantastic science department . Lots of new ideas to implement

11/10/18

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Thank you for hosting the All Schools Rugby Festival. We took 30 students, boys and girls, and they had a blast! Lots of fun and some good wins along the way 🏉

11/10/18

Our Year 10 Information Evening starts at 6pm in the Jenkins Centre. It's a great opportunity to meet the new SAMs and ask any questions you might have about the year ahead. We look forward to welcoming you!

10/10/18

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

As well as after school clubs there are many opportunities to extend learning & have fun during the school day! Every break time in the sports hall there are different activities on offer including Badminton, Table Tennis, Basketball, Handball, Football and Yoga!⚽️⛹🏻‍♀️🧘🏽‍♂️🏸

10/10/18

We look forward to welcoming our Year 8 parents/carers to the Information Evening at 6pm in the Main Hall

08/10/18

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Fantastic 25-25 draw between the Y8 rugby team and great to see students developing their rugby skills 🏉 https://t.co/QIts9nTe6N

05/10/18

Safe crossing point much needed on Burntwood Lane. https://t.co/hIHuGwFVTQ

05/10/18

Lovely to show so many prospective parents and students around our school this afternoon . https://t.co/bY7tDex0eM

04/10/18

We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed it . Thank you for attending.

03/10/18

We look forward to welcoming our Year 7 parents/carers to the Information Evening at 6pm in the Main Hall

01/10/18

Retweeted From Julia Church

Ex- students, Caitlin Etheridge and Alice Forde, attended a meeting of recently to speak about the activities they took part in at a residential Rotary seminar, as recipients of the Rotary Youth Leadership Award. Visit https://t.co/ZRRRNlBvLh https://t.co/Kh8BKKrWVl

29/09/18

It was a pleasure to welcome you all. https://t.co/knXdpL9YN4

28/09/18

Congratulations to Katie Conway, another de Stafford student to successfully compete the 16 before 16 reading challenge. Headteacher, Jeremy Garner met with Katie to present her prize and certificate earlier this week (pictured)#celebratingsuccess https://t.co/ymbyZhmQtA

28/09/18

Can you spot Mr Garner who joined over 1000 Headteachers in London today to campaign for increased funding in schools. https://t.co/V32rb9ZrGW

28/09/18

Thank you to everyone who supported our Macmillan Coffee Morning yesterday. It was fantastic to see so many members of our local community as well as parents/carers. Look out for a full write up and pictures in our next newsletter! https://t.co/T2E8ZWJCiY

28/09/18

Wishing our Year 7 students and accompanying staff a fun walk and team building session today!#FridayFeeling

28/09/18

Retweeted From Freedom Leisure - de Stafford Sports Centre

Delighted to celebrate our official relaunch of following a £1.2million refurbishment. A special thank you to British Junior Trampoline champion, LouiseBrownsey for your time and inspiration. https://t.co/ASKFo0ONHO

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.”