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Our Year 10 students had the pleasure of attending a Numeracy at Work Panel hosted by Claire Coutinho, MP for East Surrey, and Rachel Hopcroft, Head of Corporate Affairs at KPMG UK. Thank you for taking your time to come and visit us here at de Stafford School 🙏


We are pleased to announce that the first batch is ready to sell! The team have been working hard and should be proud of themselves. These will be available to purchase next week from Reception and during lunchtime from Room 45. 🇺🇦


Congratulations to the winners of the Spanish Easter Egg competition run by Miss Fantana 🥳 What absolutely cracking designs you all came up with, well done! 👏


"Every stitch is a thought, every thought is a prayer” Students meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday lunchtime to continue to raise funds for the Ukraine by sewing blue and yellow ribbons together, making badges and friendship bracelets to sell to the community!


📸Tomorrow morning is the Year 11 Group Photograph! Please ensure your child is dressed in full school uniform, adhering to the uniform policy which can be found on our website - This will be a lovely keepsake to look back on in years to come! 📸


It was our Year 9 & 10 Students who received top Attitude to Learning scores this week. They were invited down to celebrate their success over cookies and hot chocolate 🍪☕️ with Mr Place, Head of School. Well done to each and every one of you and keep up the hard work 💪


A reminder to parents and carers that the school closes at the earlier time of 12:35pm tomorrow for the Easter break and students will return to school on Tuesday 19 April.


Do you have a passion for reading? 📖 We are looking for adult volunteers to assist students with reading during library lessons, for a minimum of 1 hour every week. If you are interested, please email Natalie Rose: for more details.


Well done to Miss Benjafield’s 10XRE1 class for their debate over the use of excessive weaponry during an RE debate. Students shared some excellent and well thought out views, including historical and modern events. Excellent work year 10! 👏


Today our Year 8 X band students visited The Natural History Museum. It was great to see the students back out on school visits and representing the school in such a positive light. We hope their minds are exploding with new knowledge, ready to take it back to the classroom! 🤯


📣YEAR 7 PARENTS' & CARERS' EVENING A reminder that the online booking system goes live at 6pm today for our virtual Year 7 Parents' & Carers' Evening on Wednesday 23rd March. Full details and a user guide can be found our website here or in ParentMail.


📖Reading enthusiasts required! We are looking for adult volunteers to assist students engage with reading during library lessons. If this is something you would be interested in, please email Natalie Rose:


📣VACANCIES: CLEANER & PART TIME RECEPTIONIST (MORNINGS ONLY) Are you looking for a new job role? We have some fantastic job opportunities opening up here at de Stafford School🥳 For full job descriptions and details of how to apply, please click here:


This morning Mr Place, Head of School, had the pleasure of meeting with some of our Year 7 students who have recently received top Attitude to Learning scores! 🤩 They gave some really positive feedback and enjoyed a hot chocolate and a cookie to celebrate their success! 🍪☕️


Good Luck to all the Year 6 students and families on 'National Offer Day'! 🤞 We extend a very warm welcome to all those families whose children have been offered a place here at de Stafford - we very much look forward to you joining our wonderful school community! 🥳


We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who donated to our collection for the Caterham Food Bank over the last couple of weeks and supported our local community.


Please find a link to a bumper edition of our weekly news bulletin:- We wish you all a wonderful half term break and look forward to welcoming students back to school on Monday 21 February (on a week 1 timetable).


We have a fantastic administrative vacancy within our friendly and efficient Student Services team. For a full job description and details of how to apply, please click here:


We look forward to welcoming Year 10 parents and carers to our study skills seminar at 6pm this evening. Students are welcome to join us too, should they wish to reinforce what they have learnt in school today (no uniform required).


📣YEAR 8 PARENTS' & CARERS' EVENING The online appointment system ( ) will open at 6pm today for our virtual Year 8 Parents' & Carers' Evening on the 9th February. Full details and a user guide can be found our website here or in ParentMail

Parent Testimonials

I am very glad that we were lucky to get a place for (name) at de Stafford. Her confidence has grown because of the school and long may it continue!
Parent of Year 7 student (March 2021)


“When attending all the secondary school visits with other parents who are doing this for the first time, I feel proud to say my child already attends de Stafford and that my daughter can’t wait to go there next year”

Parent of Year 10 student (Sept 2019)

“I am thrilled with the transition from Primary School. (name) thoroughly enjoys coming to school.  This is my first experience of the school and I cannot praise the school highly enough in regards to the different transition events going back to July.  (name) has made new friends and joined both the football and rugby teams.  Thank you for the positive experience for both myself and (name).”

Parent of Year 7 student (2018)

“The level of communication between school and parents is amazing. The level of teaching is outstanding. The interaction and compassion of the teachers is outstanding.”

Parent of Year 10 student (Sept 2019)

“Very happy with how (name) is getting on so far.  Lovely to meet Mr (name) tonight who was very positive re: (name) achievements so far.  Cannot fault anything.  Extremely proud of (name) and how school are supporting him in his learning and encouraging his sporting activities also.”

Parent of Year 7 student (2018)

“Communication between school and myself has been amazing! Fantastic start to the de Stafford experience.”

Parent of Year 7 student (2018)

“…..we are working with his current teachers to keep him focussed and on track.  All of his current teachers have been fantastic in helping me achieve this, especially Mr Horton and Mr Henderson who I truly believe both go above and beyond with their mentoring.   It’s this compassion which makes your school different.”

Parent of Year 10 student (Sept 2019)

 "I have always been so impressed with the pastoral care at de Stafford - you always answer any queries I have quickly and sensitively.  It is evident that you know all your students as individuals and that you genuinely care about them."

Parent of Year 10 student (2019)

"One of the many things we appreciate about the staff at de Stafford is that you so often comment on the character and attitude of the students as well as the academic achievement.  As a parent, to see this happening at school as well as home is so encouraging. So, thank you for your all-rounded care of our children." 

Parent of Year 7, 8 and 10 students (2019)

 "I really can't rate de Stafford highly enough for the way you communicate with parents and look after the students. It's very much appreciated."

Parent of Year 8 student (2019)

“I just wanted to thank you so much for your continued support for [student]. I am so proud of the young lady she has become and the results today for her. It has been an exceptionally difficult year for her and she wouldn’t have made it if it wasn’t for you! I don’t have the words to express our thanks. You believed in her and took time to understand her and I so appreciate it.”


Parent of Year 11 student (2018)