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Please find a link to our weekly news bulletin for parents and carers: We would like to wish all of our followers a wonderful weekend!


Our staff and students are very much looking forward to welcoming visitors from 5pm this evening. Presentations from our Executive Headteacher and Head of School will take place at 5pm, 6pm and 7pm and tours of the school are available from 5-8pm.


We've been busy turning blank walls into learning walls here and can't wait to show them off to our visitors at the Open Evening tomorrow. Doors will open at 5pm, with presentations taking place in the Main Hall at 5pm, 6pm and 7pm.


Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Mr Henderson’s Year 9 Sport Studies class had a great morning learning all about the skeletal system and it’s functions 🦴💀🫀🫁🧠🩸


📣EXTRA-CURRICULAR SPORTS CLUBS Click here to view the extra-curricular sports clubs which we're pleased to offer starting next week: No need to register in advance and completely free of charge!


We'd like to say a huge thank you to the fantastic team of staff and volunteers who worked tirelessly to ensure the latest round of Covid-19 testing ran smoothly and efficiently


It's Prom night for our 2021 Leavers and we're delighted we've been able to give them the celebration they all deserve.#deStaffordProud


📣Parents and Carers See ParentMail or visit our website for a reminder of our start of term arrangements (parents and carers of our new Year 7 cohort will receive a separate email). We look forward to welcoming our students back into school next week.


*FREE BACK TO SCHOOL STATIONERY PACK* We will once again be giving away free stationery packs to support local families. Come and visit us in Church Walk, Caterham this Saturday 28 August between 10:30am and 2:30pm.


We look forward to welcoming our fantastic Year 11 students back into school today (between 9:30 and 11:30am) to collect their GCSE exam results. We wish this historic year group the very best of luck ☘️


📣PRE-LOVED SCHOOL UNIFORM `OFFER - WEDS 11 AUGUST, 10AM - 2PM We have a large quantity of quality, pre-loved uniform available. Parents and carers are invited to come and have a look and simply take any clothing that is suitable. There is no charge, but donations are welcome


It's wonderful to be able to run a for our lovely new Year 7 cohort this week. Thank you to our fabulous team of dedicated staff and Year 10 students who have made it possible.


📣VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED Schools have been asked to carry out on-site asymptomatic Covid-19 testing for students when they return to school in September. If you would like to support with the testing process, please click here:


VACANCY: PART TIME ATTENDANCE ASSISTANT We offer an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated administrator to join our dedicated and friendly school Attendance team. Please visit our website for a full job description and application form:


📣EXCLUSIVE 10% HEWITTS OF CROYDON DISCOUNT CODE We are pleased to advise that are offering de Stafford School parents and carers a one off 10% discount on school uniform which can be used online (Code DS10) or in-store on Friday 30th July 2021 ONLY.


Please find a link to our end of term news bulletin for parents and carers, which includes details of our plans for the September return: We wish the entire de Stafford community a wonderful Summer and thank you for all your support.


Retweeted From de Stafford PE

What a fantastic day at Sports Day yesterday! Well done to everyone involved 💪


📣A quick reminder to our parents and carers that the school closes at 12:35pm today. Details regarding our September return will be published in the bulletin which will be sent via ParentMail later today.


Great seeing the de Stafford DofE campers in action # There is no I in Team


Throughout this week we will be holding Celebration Assemblies for each year group to mark their achievements. Today is the turn of Year 7, led by their Head of Year, Miss Cronin. Well done to you all for making such a fantastic start to your journey with us.

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)