Good morning - Sunday 24th May

Good morning, welcome to Staindrop School, County Durham


Maximising success in a strong community 

Headteacher, Mr A Flint

 Please take a moment to read the Introduction and Welcome by Mr A. Flint, Headteacher .

British Values.  The focus for week commencing Monday 1st June is Personal Freedom. Students will examine the responsibility which accompanies personal freedom. 

cricket team at Raby Castle

Further details and the focus of each week for the Summer Term is here.We will be examing this concept during assemblies, form time and lessons. Every week we examine a different British Value.  

School closes for half term on Friday 22nd May and re-opens on Monday 1st June. 


Staindrop Cricket Team pictured at Raby Castle, May 2015

From 11th to 15th May the British Value focus of the week was fair play in sport

 New Revision Resources 

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Important - Final Exams - Timetable for Students and Parents

The timetable of exams is available to download and print out here. In case of query please email our Exams and Data Officer, or contact Deputy Headteacher, Mrs A Carr.  Please note exams begin on Tuesday 5th May and continue until Wednesday 17th June.

Programmes of Study, Homeworks and Assessment information (Summer term) for all students in Years 7, 8 and 9 are now uploaded for core subjects.  

Is your child joining us in September?  Key dates are here.


Girls Active Events

Mrs Jervis is currently organising the Staindrop team to take part in The Race for Life in Darlington.  This is being held at 11am on Sunday 7th June.  For many years Staindrop has fielded a team raising money for this very worthy cause. Please encourage your daughter to take part.  Mums can join us too.  All are welcome.  

Outstanding Homework

Mrs Hart, Head of Religious Studies was delighted with the extremely high standard of homework handed in this week.  The four week project entailing researching and creating a journal centred on the atrocities of the Holocaust was an emotive subject for Year 8 to study. The quality of the work produced was outstanding and Mrs Hart expressed her delight that the students had clearly worked hard on their detailed and creative pieces of work.  Several members of staff were deeply impressed with the quality and sensitivity of the work created. 

Staindrop has Talent

We were delighted to hear of the success of one of our Year 8 students recently.  Nick won a prestigious point-to-point race in Fife and was awarded a beautiful trophy.  Nick is proud to be in the top twelve competitors in his age, in the country.  He trains very hard with his thoroughbred ponies and he is extremely proud of them.  We are very proud of Nick.  He is a talented, dedicated young sportsman.  He has great ambitions and we feel sure he will achieve great things in his chosen field. 

Cricket at Raby Castle

At Staindrop we are fortunate to be able to use the excellent cricket pitch at Raby Castle.  In such an historic and beautiful setting our young cricketers enjoy this most traditional of games.  As we celebrate \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"Fair Play in Sport\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" as part of our focus into British values it is a wonderful tradition that endures allowing Staindrop students of 2015 to enjoy the experience of playing at Raby Castle. 


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  Trips and Visits

Throughout the Summer term there are a number of educational trips and visits planned.  Details of all trips are available on the calendar.  If you have any queries regarding trips and visits the co-ordinators of trips, classroom teachers, can be contacted.  Mrs Cleland, lead teacher in charge of educational visits is also happy to respond to queries. 


The latest edition of our newsletter is being mailed out via Parentmail on Tuesday 19th May. All copies of the newsletter can be found here



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Homework Holocaust

Mrs Hart, Head of Religious Studies collected in the homework projects from her Year 8 class this we ...

Date Published: 21-05-2015

Fairplay at Tennis Tournament

On Wednesday 13th May we hosted a tennis tournament for children currently in Year 3.  The chil ...

Date Published: 13-05-2015

Meal Deal Menu

Students can all enjoy a healthy and tasty two course meal at lunchtime as part of the meal deal men ...

Date Published: 12-05-2015

Rugby Success for Year 7

Mr Hughes was delighted with the outcome of the recent rugby match against St John's School.  O ...

Date Published: 12-05-2015

Year 11 exam and revision calendar

Updated 7th May - This calendar shows all of the final examinations in blue text. Revision ...

Date Published: 07-05-2015

Year 11 top 10 exam tips

Hopefully your revision is now in full swing, here is a list of top 10 tips to help you with your re ...

Date Published: 05-05-2015

Summer term examinations

All students will experience their end of year examinations in the main hall. Please ensure that stu ...

Date Published: 05-05-2015

Revision Sessions

Exam season is rapidly approaching with Art practical already taking place and English exams beginni ...

Date Published: 28-04-2015

Durham Wildcats

We are delighted to welcome into school members of Durham Wildcats basketball team who will be spend ...

Date Published: 17-04-2015

Study Trips

We have several study trips planned throughout the next term.  This weekend some of our Year 11 ...

Date Published: 17-04-2015

Visit by German students

On Wednesday 15th July we are looking forward to a visit from one of  our German link schools. ...

Date Published: 18-07-2015

1000 Mile Walk

As part of our week long celebration of sports we are holding the traditional 1000 mile walk on Mond ...

Date Published: 17-07-2015

Prom for Year 11

The Year 11 Prom will be held at Rockcliffe Hall on Thursday 2nd July. ...

Date Published: 04-07-2015

Geography Field Trip

On Tuesday 30th June there will be a Geography field trip to Edinburgh for Year 10 students. ...

Date Published: 04-07-2015

Trip to Germany

The trip to Germany will take place from Sunday 21st to Saturday 27th June. ...

Date Published: 30-06-2015

Key dates for Year 6 Parents

There will be a presentation to parents of Year 6 students on Wednesday 17th June at 6pm and the fol ...

Date Published: 27-06-2015

Trip to France

The trip to France for students in Year 8 will take place from Monday 8th to Saturday 13th June. &nb ...

Date Published: 20-06-2015

Outdoor Education Trip

The Outdoor Education trip to Cumbria takes place from Monday 15th June to Friday 19th June. ...

Date Published: 20-06-2015

QE Sixth Form Visit

All of Year 10 will have the opportunity to visit QE Sixth Form College in Darlington on Thursday 18 ...

Date Published: 20-06-2015

Mock Interviews Year 10

Year 10 will be involved in preparing for and then taking part in mock interviews on Wednesday 3rd a ...

Date Published: 13-06-2015