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To start , spend 20 minutes having a conversation about mental health with your child. Here are some conversation starters you can use.


Well done to our Year 9 art students who have been creating some beautiful illustrations of the as part of their development for the project


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


It's and we are pleased to be able to support with a venue for their today. Email for further details on the fantastic spaces we have available for hire!


All eyes were on Mrs Beale today as she taught her Year 8 Science class about the anatomy of the eye using dissection 👀


Please find a link to our weekly news bulletin: We wish you all a fantastic bank holiday weekend and look forward to welcoming students back to school on Tuesday!


Congratulations to Noah Vellacott and Michael Dean (Year 9), joint winners of Caterham Rotary Club’s annual Prix de la Paix award, a competition rewarding a student studying Spanish for an entry written in Spanish on the theme of War and Peace.


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Some good technique and excellent distances recorded in Year 8’s first long jump lesson with Mr Henderson this afternoon ☀️


📣Year 11 Parents and Carers You should by now have received details of our upcoming Year 11 Parents' and Carers' evening on Wednesday 28 April. The online booking system opens at 6pm this evening. Click here for details:


We're keeping everything crossed we can hold a Prom for our amazing Year 11 cohort this June 🤞Our Student Services team are currently accepting donations of pre-loved occasion wear such as dresses, suits etc for those young people who may be unable to afford to buy new.


It's wonderful to be able to welcome staff and students back today for the start of the Summer term .


We hope you are all enjoying a wonderful Easter break. Please find a link to an update letter from the Head of School which was also sent via .We look forward to welcoming students back to school on Tuesday 20 April!


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!


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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 8 Options

Email with any questions

Dear Year 8 Parents/Carers

In order to further support your child to make the right choices during the Options process, I am delighted to introduce additions to our Year 8 Options Information website page.

Please find the following resources below:

  • Mr Place’s ‘Welcome’ video message
  • Mr Parry’s video presentation on ‘How to make your choices’ with the SIMS Parent App
  • Individual video presentations, for every subject, with a wealth of information on what to expect at Key Stage 4.  Simply click on the subject title to view the video
  • The ‘Introduction to the Options process’ video presentation
  • The Options Booklet which provides an overview of the process and detailed information on all Key Stage 4 courses

SIMS Parent App

As detailed in Mr Parry’s presentation and the Options Booklet, Option choices are made via the SIMS Parent App. Should you have any technical issues with this, please do contact Mrs Blake-Thomas at who will be able to assist in resolving these. 

The deadline for choices to be made is Friday 5 March.

Separate Science

Students invited to choose Separate Science will be contacted by Mr Doyle by Friday 12 February.

Options Week

In addition to this information, the Heads of Department for those subjects which are not delivered at Key Stage 3, will be visiting each SAM, during SAM Time, from Monday 1 February.  These sessions will begin at 8:30am and students should access their normal SAM, on Google Classroom, by using their usual link (also found on Satchel:One).  This is an excellent opportunity for colleagues to share information on their courses and answer any questions students may have.  The schedule for this is as below.  

Mon 1 Feb

Computer Science/IT

Business Citizenship Media Health & Social Care SIMS Parents App Info
Tues 2 Feb SIMS Parents App Info Computer Science/IT Business Citizenship Media Health & Social Care
Weds 3 Feb Health & Social Care SIMS Parents App Info Computer Science/IT Business Citizenship Media
Thurs 4 Feb Media Health & Social Care SIMS Parents App Info Computer Science/IT Business Citizenship
Fri 5 Feb Citizenship Media Health & Social Care SIMS Parents App Info Computer Science/IT Business
Mon 8 Feb Business Citizenship Media Health & Social Care SIMS Parents App Info Computer Science/IT


Contact us

On this page, I do hope you find the answers to any questions you may have but please do contact us via email to should you have any further queries.

Thank you very much, as ever, for your support in ensuring your child has the knowledge required to make these important, well-informed decisions. 

Yours faithfully

Mr Parry, Assistant Headteacher




Please click on the subject titles below to view the video presentations from the Heads of Department.

Art, Craft and Design History
Business Maths
Citizenship Media
Computer Science Music
Creative iMedia Religious Studies
Design and Technology Science
Drama Spanish
English Sport Studies
Food Preparation and Nutrition  
Health and Social Care  




Page Downloads Date  
Year 8 Options Booklet 04th Nov 2020 Download