Good evening, welcome to Staindrop School, County Durham
Maximising Success in a Strong Community
At Staindrop School an Academy we cater for all children between the ages of 11 and 16 and have approximately 600 pupils on roll. Set on the western edge of the historic village of Staindrop and overlooking rolling fields and farms, Staindrop School is without doubt one of the most attractively situated schools in the region.
At Staindrop School we place great importance on academic excellence, continually monitoring our teaching methods and the progress of individual pupils.
We converted to academy status in August 2011 following full consultation with Governors, parents and staff. The general day-to day life of the school has remained largely unaffected by this conversion. As ever, the Staindrop motto remains "Maximising success in a strong community". We were delighted to recently receive the news that we have been placed 100th out of 3017 schools nationally. based on the progress achieved by Year 11 leavers in Summer 2013.
The confirmation came from the Head of Education in Co Durham, Caroline O’Neill who congratulated students and staff on achieving these outcomes at a time when schools are adapting to a changing landscape in education policy.
Ms O'Neill wrote, "This (national ranking) demonstrates the breadth and quality of education across the whole curriculum of which the school should be justifiably very proud."
GCSE Results Success
Finally the long wait was over and Staindrop students received their results on Thursday morning. Mr Flint, Head teacher said, “Students have achieved some fantastic results again, this year. We are particularly pleased with English results but students have done well across the board in many cases. We have seen lots of A and A* results.”ï»¿
Teachers and staff joined students to celebrate as results were revealed on Thursday morning. Some students has achieved in excess of 12 A/A* grades. Many students are now going on to further education.
Primary Curriculum Event
From Monday 15th to Friday 19th of September, we are holding a week long series of workshops aimed at primary students in Years 5 and 6.
With activities ranging from building the highest tower to creating a wind operated mono-rail the students will enjoy challenging, engaging lessons.
The series of fun, interactive workshops based around curriculum areas including Languages, English, Design Technology, Science and Maths provide dynamic lessons which will introduce students to the secondary school curriculum whilst encouraging students to adopt enterprising techniques in their lessons.
1000 Mile Walk for Charity
Students at Staindrop School raised a huge £890 for charity in July when they accumulated over 1000 miles in our annual charity walk. The money raised is going to the Butterwick Hospice and the children\\\'s ward of the RVI in Newcastle.
Thanks to parents and relatives for their sponsorship of this event. Thanks also go to the fantastic students who took part, many of whom walked over 6 miles in order to reach the combined total of 1000 miles in the time limit. Mrs Thorns, MFL teacher complimented all who took part on their brilliant effort.
Under the inspirational guidance of Mr Gibbon and Mr Hughes in our PE department, some of our sports teams have enjoyed great success this year.
Pictured is the Year 7 boys football team receiving their trophies for success on the football pitch. They won the Small Schools Bishop Auckland League. In addition our tennis team has enjoyed some great wins this year and with our new rugby posts now installed we look forward to another successful sporting year at Staindrop.
Trials for the Year 7 football team will be held after school at 3.20pm on Thursday. Any sports kit can be worn but shin pads must also be worn. Students must be collected by parents at 4.30pm.