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Please find a link to our end of term news bulletin: We would like to wish the entire de Stafford community a wonderful Easter break and thank you all for your continued support. We look forward to seeing our students return on Tuesday 20 April.


YEAR 9 PARENTS' AND CARERS' EVENING 💻 We're really looking forward to speaking to Year 9 parents and carers this evening. Remember there's a helpful 'how to' guide available on our website should you need it!


A reminder to parents and carers that school finishes at the earlier time of 12:35pm tomorrow for the Easter holidays and students are due to return to school on Tuesday 20 April!


Retweeted From de Stafford Jenkins Centre

Today is the first day of Keep an eye on our tweets this week to find out everything you need to know and more about


What a lovely message to receive first thing on a Monday morning! Parent/carer feedback is always greatly appreciated. If your child is due to join us this September, don't forget to complete the admissions forms which can be found on our website here:


Appointments are still available for our Year 9 Parents' and Carers' Evening this Wednesday 31 March. The online booking system will close at 9pm this evening. You can find all the information you need on our website here:


Please find a link to our weekly news bulletin We wish you all a happy and healthy weekend!


Our Year 9 students enjoyed the team building exercises Mr Harris set for them yesterday. A great effort from all involved! For more information on , please visit our website here:


Year 7 have produced some beautiful insect paintings in Mrs Small's art lesson this morning 🎨#deStaffordProud


We're really looking forward to speaking to Year 7 parents and carers this evening via . As always, we welcome your feedback, so please do email us at with any comments following the event.


Year 11 Leavers' Hoodies are available to order now via Scopay! Click here for further details or refer to ParentMail:


📣Year 9 Parents' and Carers' Evening Details of the upcoming Year 9 Parents' and Carers' evening have just been sent via ParentMail. You can also find all the information you need on our website here: The online booking systems opens at 6pm this evening!


📣Parents & Carers of Year 6 If your son/daughter is due to join the family this September, please look out for our email today. We look forward to receiving your completed transition forms, which can be found on our website here:


Today marks the anniversary of the first UK lockdown. We will be helping our young people focus on the positives, whilst acknowledging the challenges the last year has presented. Our thoughts are with everyone whose lives have been impacted by COVID-19.


Miss Chirnside's Year 7 students had fun experimenting with paint mixing in their Art lesson yesterday 🎨It's wonderful to see our students back in the classroom again and adapting so well!


As part of our recent campaign we hand delivered 1000s of pens to our local primary schools. A big thank you goes to for your support!


📣Year 7 Parents and Carers The online booking system for your Parents' and Carers' Evening on Wednesday 24 March closes at 9pm this evening. If you are yet to make an appointment to speak with your child's teachers, please click here to find out how:


Our Year 8 students have enjoyed using MacBooks to create their own dance tracks this morning 🎼


Please find a link to our weekly news bulletin which includes updates from the Head of School and Heads of Year: We hope the sunshine continues and you all have a safe and happy weekend ☀️


Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Great turnout at Year 7 extra-curricular sport today - we didn’t let the miserable weather stop us! 🌧 We are very lucky to have access to facilities still 🏊‍♀️ 🤸🏾‍♂️⚾️⚽️

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.