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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.


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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.


Congratulations to our Bronze participants who successfully passed their expedition - we're very proud of you all. A big thank you to the brilliant team of staff who supported them along the way.👏


Please find a link to our weekly bulletin for parents and carers: We wish all our followers a fantastic weekend!


Good luck to our next group of Year 9 students who have just set off on their expedition. A big thank you to all the dedicated staff supporting them - we hope you all have a fantastic time!


Our wonderful team of prefects have met this morning to review and respond to our recent Student Wellbeing Survey and begin planning for their first Student Council meeting in September. We're excited to see what they achieve!


Parents and Carers - please refer to ParentMail for details of the 'Student Helper' roles we have available at our upcoming Open Evening on the 16 September. Click here to consent to your son/daughter taking part:


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What’s better than cooking on an open fire on a summers eve? There were noodles aplenty with this bunch. 🦆 🦝 👦


Please find a link to the weekly news bulletin for our parents and carers : We wish you all a fantastic weekend!


They're off! Good luck to our participants as they head out on their first expedition today. We hope you have lots of fun!


This morning we held a Rewards Assembly for our Year 8 students who earned over 100 achievement points last term. Our Senior Leadership Team were delighted to hand out so many certificates and vouchers! Well done Year 8!!👏


We hope our Year 10 students have a fantastic 'Taster Day' at our partner college . A reminder for parents/carers that students are expected at the college by 12:30pm and will be dismissed at 3:15pm.


Please find a link to our weekly news bulletin for parents and carers dated 25 June 2021: A copy has also been sent to you via ParentMail. We wish you all a wonderful weekend!

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should I contact with any queries about my child?

All staff can be contacted through the main school number or by email.  To direct your enquiry to the most appropriate member of staff, please see below:

For attendance, medical appointments or lost property, please contact Student Services.

For student welfare/general concerns, please contact your child's SAM or Head of Year.

For subject specific concerns or queries about your child's progress, please contact the relevant subject teacher or Head of Year.

Can my child bring a mobile phone to school?

Students are allowed to bring phones to school, however we have a 'no view' policy and they are not permitted to use them in school unless the teacher has allowed it as part of a lesson.  If a student is seen looking at or using their phone, it will be confiscated and returned to them at the end of the school day.

What extra-curricular activities do you offer?

We offer a wide variety of extra-curricular clubs for students to join.  These can be a great way to make new friends and learn new skills.  A list of clubs is available on our website.  There is also a homework club in the library after school on Monday and Thursday until 4.15pm. 

Will my child be rewarded for their academic progress?

Your child's hard work will be recognised both inside and outside of the classroom.  Achievement points will be awarded where their hard work and contribution to learning is above and beyond the level expected.  Outside of hte classroom, students will also have the opportunity to gain achievement points through representing the school and their contribution to the school community and school life.

What other support services are offered by the school?

A range of activities and interventions are run and co-ordinated through the Learning Support Centre.  Specific programmes target self-esteem, transition, friendship, social skills etc.  Interventions are targeted to meet specific needs and may be either 1:1 support or small groups.  Students access this support via referral from their Head of Year or teachers in the school.  Our pastoral team co-ordinate support for students and families who are working with outside agencies. 

We also have a range of support services including the Education Welfare Officer, School Counsellor and the local Police.  If you would like more information on any of the support services offered, please contact the school by telephone or email

Where does my child go if they are feeling unwell?

If your child feels unwell during a lesson, they should inform their teacher who will give them a note to take to Student Services. 

Who do I contact if my child has a medical appointment?

All medical/dental appointments should be made outside of school hours where possible.  Please advise Attendance prior to the appointment taking place either by phone, letter or email to  Your child will need to sign out at student services before leaving the school site.  For safeguarding purposes, we won't allow a child to leave the school site without permission from a parent/carer, unless the parent/carer comes to collect them.

Who do I inform if my child has a medical issue or condition?

Please ensure you inform Attendance and Student Services if your child has an ongoing medical condition which may affect their attendance and provide medical evidence to enable us to support your child.  The school may request medical evidence for absences of 5 or more consecutive days or if your child's attendance level becomes a concern.