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Year 11 Art and Textiles Exhibition 2014...
Each Year 7 student painted a poppy to be displayed as part of Caterham Valley Library’s WW1 Centenary Exhibition...
Further to my note in the April newsletter regarding our HMI monitoring visit, please find attached the recently published feedback letter from Ofsted. Any school that is deemed to ‘require improvement’ receives a monitoring visit from an HMI Ofsted inspector within 12 weeks of their full inspection. Our visit took place at the end of last term and it is pleasing to note the positive feedback contained within the report. The HMI saw clear evidence that the school was taking effective action to address the concerns raised during the full inspection, underpinned by a clear vision and an appropriate sense of urgency.
Clearly, there is no room for complacency and there is a lot of hard work needed between now and the next inspection but it is reassuring to note the positive validation from the HMI as we work towards securing a ‘good’ judgement within the next 12 months.
Thank you for your continued support of the school.
Please click here for the HMI letter.
Welcome to de Stafford School
de Stafford is a vibrant, smaller than average secondary school for students aged 11-16 years old where all members of the community are highly valued and respected as individuals.
Educating children is a great responsibility and privilege. We are committed to ensuring de Stafford provides all students with an outstanding learning experience so that they are fully prepared for the challenges of the modern world; where excellent examination results are achieved within a structure that supports the development of highly aspirational and confident young adults, comfortable of their place within society and the positive contribution they can make to it.
As Headteacher, I am privileged to work with an incredibly dedicated and talented staff who are highly driven in delivering the best possible quality of provision for our students. Our relentless focus on learning and achievement ensures lessons are taught within a framework of creativity, innovation and challenge. Without doubt, good exam results are essential; they open doors and empower children to achieve their dreams. However, at de Stafford we also believe in a well-rounded education where a strong focus on examination outcomes is allied with an extensive and diverse programme of enrichment opportunities.
We have an outstanding pastoral system which enables students to learn well and make excellent progress. We are committed to providing all of our students with the opportunity to flourish and to fulfil their academic, social and personal potential within a calm, happy and purposeful school environment based on a culture of high expectations and mutual respect.
This website aims to provide you with an insight into the character and ethos of de Stafford. However, to fully appreciate what the school has to offer, we warmly encourage you to come and see us in action. Every day is Open Day at de Stafford and we welcome visitors into our community throughout the year.