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


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👏


Our Year 10 & 11 students have arrived safely in Iceland and are on their way to the first stop!


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


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


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


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!


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!


Good Luck to all the Year 6 students and families on 'National Offer Day'!


Canteen staff put on another delicious spread yesterday afternoon as we celebrated Lunar New Year!


Wishing our Year 11 Drama students lots of luck for their performance exam on Friday, you've got this! 🫶



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👏


📷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 and enter our unique school ID : 25299YR11


revision sessions today focusing on mind maps. We had great fun revising


revision sessions today focusing on mind maps. We had great fun revising


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 ⚽️


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! 🍅🥒🥕



📣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!

Future Training & Education Pathways

What are your options at the end of Year 11?

All students must stay in education until they are 18. There are three main options at the end of Year 11 to enable this to happen.  Students can:

  • Remain in full time education - Sixth Form or College
  • Apply for apprenticeships and traineeships
  • Take on part-time training with a job, self-employment or voluntary work

Full time Education

If you decide to remain in full time education you can study at a Sixth Form, College, University Technical College or a Training provider. 

There are many academic or job-related courses to suit ALL ability levels, such as A Levels, BTEC, T Levels and NVQS,

Make sure you research the courses available to find out what best suits you and the career you want. Make sure you attend open days to find out more about the institution and the courses they offer, see what support and guidance is available, check their entry requirements and application deadlines.


An apprenticeship is a skilled job with training. Every apprentice is guaranteed a minimum wage linked to their age. They are available at all academic levels - whether you are leaving school without GCSEs or completing your A Levels. There are apprenticeships in industries like engineering, health and accountancy - plus a host of careers you would never think of. Entry requirements for apprenticeships vary.  For more information on apprenticeships see our Apprenticeship section on our website.


Traineeships are designed to give learners aged 16-23 who are unemployed the requisite numeracy and literacy skills, alongside work preparation and on-the-job training, to progress either to an apprenticeship or into employment. Designed to last no longer than 6 months, Traineeships offer young learners the opportunity to gain basic employability skills and knowledge whilst deciding which progression route they are most suited to.

Jobs with training

You can work or volunteer full time after Year 11 but you must also train or study at the same time for a minimum of 280 tutor led learning hours a year.  Training may be one day a week over a year, through evening or distance learning.

Pathways after A Levels

At the end of Year 13 (College), many of our students go onto university and an increasing number go onto apprenticeships. 

Below are links to lots of information on Next Steps after A Levels, including relevant links and documentation to the University Pathway.


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Getting into University Student Guide 30th Mar 2022 Download
The Cost of University Student Guide 30th Mar 2022 Download
University Life Student Guide 30th Mar 2022 Download