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*Year 11 Parents and Carers* - a reminder that the deadline for booking your online Parents' Evening appointments is 9pm this evening. Please visit our website for further information and a step by step guide:


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To maximise the Government top up funding for COVID support, GLF Schools are introducing a range of Academic Mentor roles across our Secondary provision. We are offering one role per secondary school - click below for more details


Year 9 students - don't forget that applications for the sought after Duke of Edinburgh's award need to be in by this Friday (23rd)! Click here for further details and an application form


Please find a link to our weekly news bulletin for parents and carers We wish you all a very happy weekend!


*PROSPECTIVE PARENTS AND CARERS* Please find a link to our ‘Senior Leadership Team Q&A’ video which has been created in response to the questions submitted via our Virtual Open Event. We will follow-up with a bespoke e-mail to every contact made with us!


Thank you to our superb team for the outstanding support you provide for our students!


Parents and Carers - please find a link to our (virtual) Year 11 Information Evening presentations: Please do contact us with any questions!


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📣 It's Day! 🕠 All content will go live at 17:30, so set your alarms! Bookmark this page: and we'll see you at 17:30 👋 🔔 1:1 slots are still available for booking - click the link above to find out more!


Thanks to Nick Clark, Principal of who took the time to explain why students are fortunate to be guaranteed a place with two specialist post 16 providers!


Look out for a video from our Leadership Team later this week 👀 - they'll be answering all the questions posed by prospective parents and carers on their virtual visit. Click here to submit your questions today:


Thanks to our brilliant team who have been busy upgrading computers across the school, for the benefit of our students 🖥️ 👏


We hope you enjoy your visit to via our Virtual Open Event page: Please send us any questions by 12pm on 13 October via Look out for a video response to all FAQs from our Leadership Team next week! 👀


Parents and Carers - please find a link to our weekly news bulletin A copy is also on the way to your inbox via . We wish you all a safe and happy weekend!


Our Virtual Open Event page is now live! Click here for an insight into the distinctive culture and ethos that makes de Stafford such a special place to work and learn.


Good morning Paul, an email will be on its way to you shortly with a link to our Virtual Open Event page. We hope you find it helpful and informative.


Thank you to our fabulous Year 7 student, Tiva, for sharing her experience of so far. You can hear more from our students, staff and parents/carers at our Virtual Open Event tomorrow - register your interest here:


*Year 9 Parents & Carers* - please follow this link to our Virtual Information Evening regarding your child's GCSE journey.


Thank you to Mr Parry, Assistant Headteacher for sharing why he thinks you should make your 1st choice secondary school. Register your interest here: and we'll email you a link to our 'Virtual Open Event' page on Thursday 8 October!


🌟Virtual Open Event Countdown🌟Thank you to Head Boy, Ammon, for helping us promote our Virtual Open Event! We can't wait to give you an insight into what makes our smaller than average secondary school so special.

Learning Resource Centre (LRC)

Welcome to the LRC

The LRC is located on the first floor of the main school building and provides a pleasant, bright and spacious environment for students to read and study. The LRC aims both to promote reading for pleasure and to support students and teachers with learning across the curriculum.

Opening Times and Use

The LRC is open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 3.15pm. The LRC can be used by students each break and lunchtime.


  • There are over 7,000 books and other resources, such as CD-ROMs, available for loan to help with projects and study.  
  • Resources include a wide range of up-to-date fiction for all year groups.
  • Magazines, journals and newspapers are also available as well as a comprehensive collection of careers information.
  • We have board games for use during lunch and break.
  • There are 30 computers for use outside lesson time for homework and research with printing and copying facilities.


How many resources may I borrow?

Two items at a time, but if you need more please ask.

How long is the loan period?

Two weeks, but you may renew items unless someone else wants to borrow them

What happens if a book goes missing or gets damaged? 

Please see the terms and conditions below.*

Homework Club

This is open to all students on Monday and Thursday from 3.15pm – 4.15pm. Students are welcome to use books and computers. A member of staff is always present to assist if needed.

Star Reading

Once a week, in rotation, we allow students and staff to Stop Teaching and Read, otherwise known as the STAR reading slot! An emphasis on raising Literacy standards through the enjoyment of reading is our aim when 20 minutes of a lesson is dedicated to years 7 and 8 being able to read their library or home books. Thoroughly enjoyed and supported throughout the school, STAR reading is highly popular and successful with students and staff alike!

*Terms and conditions

  • Students are responsible for handling library books and resources with care. Please keep books away from food, liquids and pets.
  • Any book/resource that is damaged should be reported to de Stafford School Library immediately in order for it to be repaired. If the damage caused is not easily repairable, parents/carers will be required to pay a £5 replacement fee or provide a replacement copy of the book.
  • If a book/resource is lost, it should be reported to de Stafford School Library immediately. Parents/carers will then be required to pay a £5 replacement fee or provide a replacement copy of the book.
  • All books issued from de Stafford School Library must be returned directly to de Stafford School Library and not to a teacher.
  • If you leave de Stafford School, please return all books before leaving.
  • All books are loaned for 2 week period. The due date of each book will always be stamped on the inside cover of the book. If students have not finished reading their book during this time, they are able to renew their book. Any overdue book means that a student cannot borrow another book until the overdue book is renewed or returned.
  • We will issue two reminders to return an overdue resource. If the book/resource has still not been returned, an email will be sent home with details of how to either replace the book/resource or pay a £5 replacement fee.