Good morning - Wednesday 23rd July

Good morning, welcome to Staindrop School, County Durham

Maximising Success in a Strong Community

Headteacher, Mr A Flint

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."

Careers Interviews

Mr Gibbon, Associate Head teacher is Careers Co-ordinator in school and organises a programme of events each year which includes careers interviews with professional careers advisors.  

The advisors spend time with every student and recently spoke to Year 10 students. From A levels to apprenticeships, these impartial advisors can help students gain a clear idea of what they would like to do after they leave school. 

Maths Challenge Success

Students from Years 7,8 and 9 took part in the UK Mathematics trust Maths Challenge recently.  Students volunteer to take part and can gain a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award. Only the top 40% of participants gain the award so Mrs Clarkson, Head of Maths at Staindrop was delighted with the number of students gaining awards this year.

Students are pictured with their awards.

Year 11

Thursday 3rd July saw Year 11 students enjoy a celebratory evening marking the end of their time at Staindrop School an Academy.  

Headlam Hall provided an elegant setting for this most festive of evenings.  Visit our Gallery section for all pictures.  Digital copies of pictures taken by Ms Johnstone and Mr Marwood are available in school.  


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Calendar 2013-14 Updated  2 June
Term Dates and Holidays  Amended!
Careers Information  Updated!
Latest Ofsted Report
Final day for Year 11
Student Parliament Reports
Prom 2014
Year 8 Trip to France.  All images here.


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Results Summer 2013

In 2013 99% of students achieved 5 good GCSE’s and in 2012 we were in the top 5% of schools nationally based on student progress. Staindrop is renowned for its pastoral care and traditional standards of behaviour.

Staindrop School achieved outstanding results in Summer 2013 in several key subjects.  Staindrop was the top performing school in Co Durham, in Maths, History and Geography.  

Open Evening 2014

We are holding our annual Open Evening on Thursday 25th September from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.  Mr A. Flint, Headteacher will speak in the hall to parents and carers of Year 6 children at 6.30pm.  All are welcome. 

 End of Term Arrangements

School closes for the Summer holiday on Friday 18th July and re-opens for all students on Tuesday 2nd September.  Our very popular Summer School will run in the first week of the Summer holiday by Mr S. Towers. 


Pictures of our recent trip to France are here






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