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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!

Attendance & Absence

Good attendance works hand in hand with your child reaching their full potential, therefore all students are expected to attend 100% of the time unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Absences can only be authorised for illness, medical appointments, religious observance and compassionate leave. If you wish to take your child out of school during term time for any other reason, a leave request form must be completed. These can be found in Student Services or Reception. Leave will only be authorised in exceptional circumstances and unauthorised leave could lead to a Penalty Notice being issued, see leave request form for more information.

Parents must notify the school on EACH day of absence by 9am, either by telephone 01883 347818 ext. 165 or e-mail  This is for your child's safety.

School starts promptly at 8.30am. Students who arrive after this time will receive an L mark (Late before register closes). Students arriving after 9am will receive a U mark (Late after register closes), which is an absence mark for the morning session and therefore will impact on their attendance level. Parents may be advised of lateness via a text home. Sanctions are in place for continual lateness and parents may be asked to attend a meeting.

Letters will be sent out throughout the school year to highlight any concerns and in some cases parents may be asked to attend a meeting. If your child’s attendance remains consistently low, a referral will be made to Education Welfare who will continue to work with you to improve your child's attendance. An exemplar of letters you may receive should your child’s attendance become a concern are linked below.

Contact us: de Stafford School, Burntwood Lane, Caterham, Surrey, CR3 5YX.

Tel: 01883 347818



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