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26/03/24

Lights... camera... action!! Lots of fun being had getting ready for our first dress rehearsal to local primary schools this morning!!😍 pic.twitter.com/5e4LwYX5QO

25/03/24

A huge thank you to Sue Taylor from the ALPS Partnership who delivered an excellent presentation to our Year 10 cohort this morning, all about the Apprenticeship Training Pathway👏 pic.twitter.com/HTaxU8ePud

21/03/24

Our Year 10 & 11 students have arrived safely in Iceland and are on their way to the first stop! pic.twitter.com/vyxcE7VtpD

15/03/24

The Year 11s received their Revision booklets today as part of the ongoing strategy to support our students in their preparation for their exams! pic.twitter.com/aQ9tf86F0X

15/03/24

The Year 11s received their Revision booklets today as part of the ongoing strategy to support our students in their preparation for their exams! pic.twitter.com/CKRajw9rBh

15/03/24

Media revision bags at the ready! Media students collected revision bags during Media Club today. Each pack contains: knowledge organisers, fact sheets, WAGOLLS, flash cards, highlighters and pens. Reminder that revision is every Thursday after school in room 45 pic.twitter.com/EBDpAVYzCq

08/03/24

To celebrate World Book Day, a selection of our Year 7 & 9 students took part in a visit to Woldingham School, to attend an author event hosted by the Carnegie Medal winning author, Sarah Crossan! pic.twitter.com/P9V7DQEFOk

04/03/24

Congratulations and welcome to our new Year 7 cohort who will be joining de Stafford School in September 2024. We can't wait to meet you all! pic.twitter.com/Ta0N4UbLCm

01/03/24

Good Luck to all the Year 6 students and families on 'National Offer Day'! pic.twitter.com/Y9xJdMUtiV

23/02/24

Canteen staff put on another delicious spread yesterday afternoon as we celebrated Lunar New Year! pic.twitter.com/jUAspALGLn

07/02/24

Wishing our Year 11 Drama students lots of luck for their performance exam on Friday, you've got this! 🫶 pic.twitter.com/L2mhXQO0R1

05/02/24

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02/02/24

A big thank you to David Rabjohns, Assistant Principal from East Surrey College, who visited us yesterday to provide Year 8 with further information about Apprenticeships and T Levels👏 pic.twitter.com/QfaRcNPQvk

23/01/24

📷Year 11 Parents and Carers - please remember to order your son/daughter's Leavers' Hoodie and Yearbook by Tuesday 12 March 2024!To place orders, please visit the following website https://t.co/QEXurmMvBA and enter our unique school ID : 25299YR11

19/01/24

revision sessions today focusing on mind maps. We had great fun revising pic.twitter.com/dyvMrZ9t1w

19/01/24

revision sessions today focusing on mind maps. We had great fun revising pic.twitter.com/dyvMrZ9t1w

19/01/24

Well done to the U13 girls team who took part in the regional tournament with 10 teams taking part. The girls got to the last 4 and played for 3rd and 4th and took home 3rd winning 2-1. Excellent effort girls onto the county cup next week ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/NoQJRa6wiO

17/01/24

Year 7 have been busy creating their own pasta salad this week. They have learned about the process of cooking pasta and safety whilst using the hob. Knife skills and healthy eating have also been our focus so great work Year 7! 🍅🥒🥕 pic.twitter.com/nBOnR1M5iJ

17/01/24

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16/01/24

📣Year 8 Curriculum Personalisation Evening will be held in our Main Hall & Canteen tomorrow, 17 January 2024. There will be no formal presentation during the evening so please feel free to arrive any time from 5pm. We look forward to seeing you all there!

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. 

Students in Year 7 & 8 have a dedicated library lesson for one hour each week. We use the Renaissance software package to ascertain student reading levels and reading age (Star Reading), as well as to monitor student progress and comprehension (Accelerated Reader).

All students can use the facilities in the LRC at break and lunchtime, and Homework club runs on a Tuesday and Thursday after school.

Facilities

  • There are over 7,000 books and other resources available for loan to help with projects and study.  
  • Resources include a wide range of up-to-date fiction and non-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 32 computers for use outside lesson time for homework and research with printing and copying facilities.

Borrowing

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 Tuesday 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.

DEAR Reading

Once a week, in rotation, we allow students in Years 7-9 to Drop Everything and Read, otherwise known as DEAR. The aim is to raise Literacy standards with a 20 minute dedicated reading slot each week. For Years 7 & 8 we encourage the reading of their AR Library book, and for Year 9, it can be an opportunity for students to engage in more subject specific wider reading.

*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.