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Thank you to whose qualified engineers and mechanics will be working with this lucky group of students over the next few weeks, using basic motor mechanics and practical engineering to allow them to develop their practical skills and work effectively within a team.


Miss Rose has been busy handing out a record number of certificates over the past couple of weeks. A few of our excellent readers are pictured below. Keep up the great work! 📚


Our after school sports clubs are starting back today! An updated timetable can be found on our website here: This includes the addition of Badminton Club for Years 7-9 every Tuesday!


📣VACANCY - SCHOOL STANDARDS BOARD We have a vacancy for an elected parent representative on our School Standards Board (SSB). Please click here for further information.


Bien hecho to the winners of our Spanish Christmas card competition, some of whom are pictured here collecting their prizes from Miss Fantana today 👏 Year 7: Isabella W, Olivia I, Jasmine R Year 8: Scarlett W, Wasim U


Are you interested in Training to Teach?✨Don't miss your chance to be a part of GLF Schools 'Zoom Into Teacher Training' event. Let our experts guide you on how to become a teacher. 👨‍🎓Join us virtually on Thurs 13 January 6-7pm. To register click


We are delighted to welcome students into school today for the start of the Spring term. After-school sports clubs start back next week and the updated timetable can be found on our website here:


Our fabulous Covid testing team are ready to start welcoming students from 9am today. Students are not required to wear school uniform but please ensure they have a face mask unless they are exempt. Click here for appointment times:


Please find a link to our end of term news bulletin: Thank you to the de Stafford parents and carers for your support throughout the course of this turbulent year. We wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year!


On our last day of term we wanted to share this wonderful selection of festive bauble designs produced by our Year 9 Creative iMedia (IT) students. Well done to Eddie D, Praya G, Aliyah A, and Joseph S. Merry Christmas!


Mr Place met with Mrs Desai and Ibrahim and Abdullah to congratulate them as we were 6th out of over 600 schools worldwide in November with


Thank you to all the staff and students who supported this . We think you'll agree there were some fantastic jumpers on show! Well done also to the students with Top 30 Attitude to Learning scores, who were rewarded with a non-uniform day today!


Top marks go to Miss Hillsdon and her Year 7 History class for their excellent efforts👏


It's here , all in aid of and we caught Mr Place, Head of School, proudly sporting his festive jumper🏉. Look out for more pictures of staff and students later today 👀


Thank you to the lovely Year 6 students (and staff) from for coming to watch our 'The Night Before Christmas' performance this afternoon. The script was was written by our fabulous Head of Drama, Mrs Gillam and performed by our talented Year 9 Drama students.


Mr Place was delighted to award Connor, Rosie and Taylor with their prizes for coming 1st, 2nd and 3rd (respectively) in Church Walk Shopping Centre's 'In the Spirit of Caterham Christmas' poem competition 👏🏆.


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A big well done to this talented group of Year 9 students who were delighted to perform 'The Night Before Christmas' for a lovely group of students from neighbouring St Francis Catholic Primary School this morning. We look forward to welcoming tomorrow!


Retweeted From East Surrey College

Welcome to all pupils joining us today from and ! Wishing you all the best for your College interviews and don't forget our friendly staff will be around to help 👋


Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Great skills and great fashion sense on display this afternoon with Mr Henderson’s Year 8 PE class! The boys have had a great time learning the basics of water polo 🤽‍♂️

Year 8 Options

Year 8 Options Process - Next Steps

In the absence of a face-to-face Options Evening, we have created this page to support your child in making the right Options choices (3 options subjects and a reserve) for study in Year 9. The next steps in this process are as follows:

  1. Click on the subject links in the table below to view a short video presentation from each Head of Department. The video should provide an overview of topics covered, skills developed and how the course is assessed etc. If you or your child have any questions, please then email the relevant Head of Department directly, via the email address provided.
  2. The Heads of Department for those subjects which are not delivered in Year 7 and 8 (Business, Citizenship, Media, Health & Social Care, Computer Science and Creative iMedia) will be visiting each SAM from Monday 31 January.  This is an excellent opportunity for them to share information on their courses and answer any questions students may have.  
  3. Once your child is ready to make their Options choices, please complete the online Options form (by 25 February 2022) via the SIMS Parent App.

How to complete the online Options form

Please see page 35 of the Options booklet for a guide to completing the form.The Options booklet can be viewed here or via the pdf attachment at bottom of the page.

Should you have any technical issues with the SIMS Parent App, please contact Mrs Blake-Thomas at who will be able to assist you.

With any queries regarding the Options Process, please email Mr Parry at

Subject Video Presentations

Core Subjects Staff Contact
English  Mrs Tollworthy
Geography Mr Dawson
History Miss Hillsdon
Mathematics Ms Anderson
Physical Education (no video) Mr Harris
Religious Studies Ms Pitroda
Science Mr Kelly
Spanish Miss Fantana
Options Subjects  
Art, Craft and Design Miss Chirnside
Business Miss Cronin
Citizenship Miss Robinson
Computer Science Mr Larkin
Creative iMedia (IT course) Mr Larkin
Design and Technology Mr O'Brien
Drama Mrs Gillam
French Miss Fantana
Food Preparation and Nutrition Miss Kerslake
Health and Social Care Mrs Callanan
Media Mr Hogg
Music Mrs Gillam
Sport Studies Mr Harris



Date Options Activity
Weds 10 November Year 8 'Introduction to Options' Evening
Thurs 2 December Online resources available on school website
Weds 19 January  Online form goes live and subject presentations available to view on this website page
Weds 9 February  Year 8 Parents'/Carers' Evening
Fri 25 February  Deadline for online forms to be completed






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Year 8 Introduction to Options Presentat... 11th Nov 2021 Download
Year 8 Options Process Update 14 January... 14th Jan 2022 Download
Options Booklet Year 9 2022 23 02nd Dec 2021 Download