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Students at de Stafford deserve to be congratulated on their achievements in this year’s GCSE examinations. Against a well-publicised backdrop of reforms to qualifications taken by 16 year olds, it is pleasing to report that the school achieved a strong set of results which will enable the students to progress on to the next stage of their education with confidence.
These outcomes do not happen by accident and are a testament to the dedication and hard-work invested by the students as well as the excellent support and guidance provided by staff, governors and parents. Despite the unprecedented overhaul to the qualifications system earlier this year which included the abolition of previous early entry exam windows in November, forcing all pupils to sit GCSEs at the same time in the summer, 56% of the cohort achieved GCSEs graded A*-C in both English and Maths.
It was particularly encouraging to note the increase in the percentage of A*/A grades awarded to de Stafford students this year. Congratulations go to Sylvia Harper and Kim Ermita who achieved straight A*/As in all of their examinations and to the following students who gained 7 or more A*/A grades: Ralph Gatward, Amy Bradshaw, Lucie Hillsey, Geraint Jones, Ria Ward-McQuaid and Simone Harley. The school is equally proud of the fact that those students who come from a disadvantaged background (in receipt of pupil premium funding) achieved results in line with their peers compared to a significant gap in performance that occurs nationally.
Every student contributed so much to the school community in their time here and we wish them all the very best for the future.
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.