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20/07/20

We're extremely proud of all 51 students who participated in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme this year, completing 247 hours of voluntary service to the local community!👏Further info on the scheme can be found on our website here: https://t.co/TFIEAwJ7HA https://t.co/XnTIG43SpC

18/07/20

Refunds are still being processed and should reach you within a week. We apologise for any delay and thank you for your patience.

17/07/20

Hi , yes we will still be picking up emails throughout the holiday.

17/07/20

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Congratulations to Team Canada 🇨🇦 on a fantastic win today! Well done to all students who took part in the various challenges over this half term, showing character & perseverance! Have a great summer! ☀️🏖🇬🇧🇿🇦🇨🇦 https://t.co/OOaKptfvEz

17/07/20

The most surreal of terms officially draws to a close today. A big heartfelt thank you to the entire community for all the fantastic support and patience you have shown. We wish you a very happy and healthy summer and can't wait to welcome you back in September! https://t.co/Cz1kGQAFJr

17/07/20

Have a great Summer everyone. We look forward to welcoming some of you to in September!

16/07/20

Retweeted From de Stafford DofE

Congratulations to Mr Jones on receiving his certificate for ‘5 years service with The ⁦⁩ Award!’ He has been an enthusiastic leader ⁦⁩ his enthusiasm & passion for the outdoors will be missed, the early wake up calls on expedition...not so much! 👏🏻🏕 https://t.co/LWhhASCMRp

15/07/20

Year 11 - please find an update from Mr Place regarding GCSE Results Day 2020: https://t.co/JUnKVQFnOi. A copy has also been sent to parents/carers via

13/07/20

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

An excellent demonstration from Mr Couch for the team assault course challenge today! https://t.co/LGV9atmPTR

13/07/20

👏🏻 https://t.co/eMBhh2GS1G

11/07/20

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

The Summer Olympics continues ⁦⁩ with Mr Jones getting involved in the 30m sprint today (after an extensive warm-up)! Well done to Tom C in Team GB 🇬🇧 & Ben C in Team Canada 🇨🇦 for the fastest times of the week! 👏🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/faBDRkEUas

10/07/20

Parents and Carers - please find a link to our weekly newsletter https://t.co/TEijR5qEh3. We would like to wish the entire de Stafford community a safe and happy weekend.

09/07/20

Thank you to all the Year 6 families who were able to join us for the online ‘Q and A Meetings’. Please find a recorded version of the presentation with answers to your most commonly asked questions: https://t.co/BZOTBc5aaX

04/07/20

Well done Ella! 👏🏻#proud https://t.co/uO8YHcrDhn

04/07/20

Year 6 Parents & Carers - don't forget to join one of our *Virtual Q&A Meetings* next week! Simply login to Google Classroom on your chosen time and date and follow the meeting link. View our Loom recording for further details: https://t.co/LSj2wUdp2i

03/07/20

We've been very impressed with the work submitted by Year 6 students so far. Don't forget there's a 'Year 7 Taster Task' to be found for every subject via our Google Classroom! https://t.co/vmxBVMxJ5O

03/07/20

👏🏻 go Dylan!! https://t.co/0HR9yevK7I

03/07/20

It's that time of the week again! Please find a link to the newsletter, https://t.co/8fphK6uhcN. A copy is also on the way to parents and carers via Have a safe and happy weekend everybody!

01/07/20

Thank you

30/06/20

Year 6 - please find a welcome video from our Inclusion and SEND team. We can't wait to meet you! https://t.co/btIqDJaqxW

Posted on: 23/08/2018

Strong GCSE results at de Stafford.

Students at de Stafford School, Caterham, celebrated the arrival of their GCSE results today.

Despite well-publicised reforms to the qualifications system, students ad de Stafford are celebrating a strong set of GCSE results.

New, harder content was included in the English and maths specifications for the first time last year, yet the majority of students again managed to achieve the key threshold measure of 9-4 grades (equivalent A* to C) in both these core subjects.

With the exam reforms rolling through to most other subjects this year, the 2018 cohort was faced with the challenge of sitting more exams than ever, including content that was previously covered at A-Level in a number of courses.

Headteacher Jeremy Garner said: “These outcomes do not happen by accident and are a testament to the dedication  and hard work of the students as well as the excellent support and guidance provided by staff, governors and parents. I am pleased that the cohort as a whole achieved a strong set of results against a backdrop of significant reform and change.

“The fact that the vast majority of de Stafford students leave us with such positive outcomes is a reflection of hte strong academic progress they have made in their time here. However, this year group contributed so much to the school community and we are just as proud of the way in which they have developed into highly aspirational and confident young adults, confident of their place in society and the positive contribution they can make to it”

Student Isabella Mico achieved grades 9-7 across all subjects and has been awarded the Arkwright Engineering Scholarship Award following a rigorous selection progress. It is the most prestigious scholarship of its type in the UK and aims to inspire and nurture school-age students to be the country’s future leaders of the engineering profession.

Isabella added: “I am so happy! A few teachers and a lot of hard work has allowed me to achieve fantastic results and this has helped me secure a place at Woldingham Girls School sixth-form, which is what I wanted. Here I will study A-level maths, physics and DT. My plan is to go on to university to study mechanical engineering. I’ve hardly slept but it’s all been worth it.”

Among the top students was Max Callender, who also achieved grades 9-7 in all his subjects, he said: “I’ve enjoyed my time at de Stafford and my results are higher than I expected. I couldn’t be more pleased. The support and opportunities from the teachers has enabled me to go on to Reigate College to study A-level maths, further maths, physics and economics with Cambridge in my sights.”

“Whilst rightly celebrating the fantastic achievements of the high attainers, the school was delighted with the progress made by all students from their different academic starting points on entry to the school in Year 7,” said Mr Garner.

There will be an open evening at de Stafford on September 20 and parents are welcome to attend or book a tour of the school by contacting reception.

Student Daniel Clarke, commented: “I feel brilliant and I’m buzzing! de Stafford has been a brilliant school to attend and with their constant encouragement and support they have helped me achieve the results I needed to get into Reigate College. The next step is for me to do my A-levels with a view to being successful in either Oxford or Cambridge in a few years, it’s all really exciting!”

Charlotte Vicars, said: “My results were higher than I expected so it was a lovely surprise opening my envelope. I’ve really enjoyed my time at de Stafford and I cannot thank the teaches enough. I studied an extra GCSE in art which involved out of school hours and I’m pleased I got a really good result in this subject. I will study my A-levels at Reigate College in graphic design, art and psychology before heading off on an apprenticeship in Patisserie at Westminster College – my A-levels are a back-up.”