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de Stafford was judged to be 'Good' in all areas in the recent Ofsted inspection.

To read the full report and a letter from the Headteacher please click here.

Parental Tours arranged to take place at your convenience.
Please telephone School Reception to book a tour date: 01883 347818.

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.

Jeremy Garner

  • "The Headteacher, ably supported by his senior team, provides good leadership." OFSTED
  • "Students make good progress in English and Mathematics and in most other subject areas." OFSTED
  • "Teaching is good overall." OFSTED
  • "Middle leaders' clear focus on raising the quality of learning and teaching for different groups of students in their subject areas has led to improved outcomes." OFSTED
  • "Students behaviour is good. The vast majority of students behave in a mature and respectful manner in lessons and around the school." OFSTED
  • "Parents and their children are rightly proud of the school. They recognise that it offers a caring community where students are kept safe and their welfare matters greatly." OFSTED
  • "The Headteacher has shown strong and determined leadership and has achieved substantial improvements in the quality of teaching and students' outcomes since the last inspection." OFSTED
  • "Middle leaders trust and respect the Governors and senior leaders." OFSTED
  • "Teachers and Teaching Assistants feel well supported to bring about improvements." OFSTED
  • "Leaders ensure that careers advice and guidance is well organised and effective." OFSTED
  • "Social and academic mentoring time is used well, to monitor and support individual students' progress and reflect on current affairs." OFSTED
  • "Governors share the Headteacher's aims and vision for the school and they manage the performance of the Headteacher well." OFSTED
  • "Governors have successfully challenged leaders to raise the quality of teaching and learning and hold them to account for further improvements." OFSTED
  • "Systems to track students' progress have improved since the last inspection." OFSTED
  • "Teachers use a consistent approach to marking across the school." OFSTED
  • "Students are safe and secure in the school, and they feel well looked after." OFSTED
  • "Staff care a great deal about students' achievement and personal development and so working relationships between staff and students are very strong." OFSTED
  • "Learning about e-safety has an appropriately high status." OFSTED
  • "The behaviour of pupils is good." OFSTED
  • "This is a happy, caring and purposeful school with a calm and businesslike atmosphere. Students conduct themselves well around the site at all times. Nearly all students are confident, polite and respectful to staff, visitors and each other.They know the standards expected of them and take a pride in their uniform and their school." OFSTED
  • "Outcomes are consistently good in most subject areas." OFSTED
  • "High-quality careers information, and good links with local colleges, ensure that students are confident and well placed for the next stage of their education, employment or training."
  • "This school is limitless. It enables you to develop your talents no matter what they are." Student Comment

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