Good afternoon - Saturday 20th December

Good afternoon, welcome to Staindrop School, County Durham

Maximising Success in a Strong Community

Headteacher, Mr A Flint

Introduction and Welcome by Mr A. Flint, Headteacher 


This Week at Staindrop

As we approach the end of term we have a final busy week. Controlled assessments are taking place Monday and Tuesday all day for students in Year 11. Our last day of term is Friday 19th December and students must attend as normal. School re-opens on Monday 5th January 2015.

We are celebrating the achievements of students with Success Assemblies which are taking place for all year groups.

Years 7 and 8 are visiting St Mary's Church, Staindrop on Thursday afternoon to take part in a service with an emphasis on the values we hold close as a school at this time of year.

In order that Year 7 can take part in a charity hamper creation event on Friday we are appealing for the donation of non-perishable food items from parents, friends and members of the community.  Items can be left at reception or sent in with students.

On Friday 19th December, Years 9, 10 and 11 will enjoy our traditional Christmas Assembly. 

January at Staindrop

School re-opens for all on Monday 5th January 2015.

There is a parents evening on Thursday 8th January for parents of Year 11 students. Appointment cards will be sent out.

On Friday 9th January school will be closed to students as staff are taking part in a training day.


British Values - Theme of the Week

Theme of the week is Rule of Law. During assemblies, form time and as part of lessons students will examine the concept of the Rule of Law and what it means for young people.

 We would like to wish you a very Happy Christmas and a successful 2015.

Goodbye to Mrs Johnson

At the end of this term Mrs Johnson, Pastoral Manager and teacher of History retires from Staindrop school.  Mrs Johnson has worked at Staindrop for over 24 years and is a much loved and respected member of staff.  Her last day will be Friday 19th December when she will be organising the traditional hamper creation.  Mrs Johnson has worked tirelessly both in her academic and pastoral roles.  We wish her every happiness in her retirement and look forward to hearing of her foreign travels. 

Awards Evening

Thursday 27th November saw Staindrop School an Academy celebrate success with our annual Awards Evening.  This is one of the highlights of our academic year as we invite the leavers of the previous Summer to this formal reception to  recognise the success achieved in their GCSE and final exams.  Mr L Davies, former Deputy Head of Staindrop, now Headteacher of Parkside Academy, was Guest Speaker.  It was a wonderful event, providing a great opportunity to find out what last year\'s Year 11 had gone on to since the Summer. 

Visit to Nursing Home

On Monday 8th and Wednesday 10th December members of the cast of Oliver visited two of our  local nursing homes at Evenwood and Sandringham in Bishop Auckland, in order to sing songs from the production to the residents.  The singing was greatly appreciated by the residents and staff.  In addition to some of the most popular Oliver songs, students sang several festive Christmas songs.  Mrs Newby, Chair of Governors accompanied the students on Wednesday to Sandringham Care Home.  Mrs Newby enjoyed this wonderful, festive event, adding how nice it was to see the elderly residents join in with the singing.  

Oliver Cast Support Charity

Staindrop students showed their true colours on Thursday 4th December.  Not content with having just performed on three consecutive evenings to a packed audience cast members then took part in a charity bag pack in Bishop Auckland.  Raising money for a national charity, students were complimented on their polite and caring manner whilst assisting members of the public with their shopping. 


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British Values - Theme of the Week

Theme of the week is Rule of Law. During assemblies, form time and as part of lessons students will examine the concept of the Rule of Law and what it means for young people. 

 Oliver Outstanding!

cast of OliverStaindrop students gave outstanding performances this week with our school production of Oliver. Students enjoyed glowing reviews and every performance was a sell-out.  Some members of the audience bought tickets for all three performances after enjoying the first so much! Find the full review in news items.

Parent View

Ofsted gather the views of parents in an online survey and the link to this is here. We would like to ask parents to take a few minutes in order to complete the survey.  From responses gathered so far 94% of parents say their child is taught well at this school.  


Success Assemblies

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Date Published: 15-12-2014

Thinking of Others

Staindrop Students have over the last few days demonstrated how caring they are.  On Thursday a ...

Date Published: 08-12-2014

Oliver Outstanding

Staindrop School an Academy received glowing reviews from all who enjoyed the performances of Oliver ...

Date Published: 05-12-2014

Awards Evening 2014

On Thursday 27th November we celebrated Awards Evening for students who took exams and moved into fu ...

Date Published: 02-12-2014

Tickets for Oliver

Ticket sales for our production of Oliver are going well.  If you have not yet ordered or bough ...

Date Published: 19-11-2014

Olympian Sports Coaching

Sky Sports are working with Staindrop students on a "Living for Sport" programme.  With the hel ...

Date Published: 18-11-2014

Cross Country

Students from Years 7 and 8 took part in a cross-country race on Wednesday 5th November.  Mrs J ...

Date Published: 11-11-2014

We Will Remember Them

On Tuesday 11th November Staindrop students will have the opportunity to pause for two minutes silen ...

Date Published: 07-11-2014

British Cycling

We are delighted that British Cycling has chosen Staindrop students with whom to work in order to pr ...

Date Published: 05-11-2014


Staindrop School an Academy are proud to present Oliver!  This, the latest in a long line of hi ...

Date Published: 03-11-2014

Parents Evening Year 11

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Date Published: 10-01-2015

Training Day

Friday 9th January school is closed to all students as staff are taking part in a training day. &nbs ...

Date Published: 10-01-2015

Hampers for the Elderly

Students in Year 7 are creating festive food hampers on Friday 19th December.  The hampers will ...

Date Published: 24-12-2014

Christmas Assemblies

We are holding assemblies for all students on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th December.  Students ...

Date Published: 24-12-2014