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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: 04/09/2018

Year 7 start of term information

4th September 2018

Dear Parent/Carer,

We are looking forward to seeing your son/daughter at the beginning of the new term on Wednesday 5th September. Please see below the timings and itinerary for the first day:

  • Year 7 students are to arrive at 8.15am – please note students will not be supervised before this time.
  • They will then register with their SAM’s on the tennis court (weather permitting).
  • At 8.30am students will report to their SAM room.
  • Welcome assembly in the main hall at 8.50am

Year 7 will be the only year group in the school until 11am which will give them the opportunity to explore their new surroundings and become familiar with the school.

  • From 9 - 12.30 students will be with their SAM groups.
  • During this time they will be given a locker key. Please ensure your son/daughter brings their completed school locker form and payment (if not done so already) on the first day of term if they wish to have a locker.
  • Students will be given their timetable for the year.
  • From 12.30 students will be in normal lessons.
  • There will be a slightly earlier finish on the first day at 3.10pm to allow students to leave before the rest of the school (please note that this is for the first day only and students will finish at the normal time of 3.15pm as of Thursday 6th September).
  • If you are collecting your son/daughter, please arrange to meet them outside the school, otherwise we will assume they will be making their own way home.
  • Any students who are meeting older siblings please wait outside the front of school.
  • Please note that students are to be in their SAM room by 8.30am each morning as of Thursday 6th September.

Please see below a reminder of the equipment required and uniform expectations:

Uniform

Please be reminded that school shoes must be plain black leather (no sports logo), maximum 3cm inner edge of heel; boots, canvas shoes or trainer style shoes are not acceptable.

Equipment

Your child should also be coming to school ready to learn in terms of their equipment. The basic essentials which we are promoting as part of the de Stafford ‘5-a-day’ initiative consists of the following items:

1. Pen

2. Pencil

3. Eraser

4. Ruler

5. Calculator

It is most important that students take pride in the presentation of their work and having the above items easily accessible to them will help support this process.

If you have any questions for your son/daughter’s subject teacher, please direct specific questions to them as they will be able to answer directly. Teaching staff can be emailed by using firstname.surname@destafford.org.uk

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Cathleen Small

Head of Year 7