Good morning - Wednesday 2nd September

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.  Each week at Staindrop we focus on one of the British values.  Themes such as democracy, the rule of law, freedom of speech and expression and the role of the monarchy in British society are examined.  Staff and students explore these values during assemblies, form time and lessons. cricket team at Raby Castle

The programme of our work on the British Values will be published here at the beginning of the new academic year.

 

Staindrop Cricket Team pictured at Raby Castle, May 2015

 

Exam results can be collected from school on Thursday 20th August from 10am to 12 noon.  We look forward to seeing Year 11 students and celebrating your success!

Programmes of Study, Homeworks and Assessment for Key Stage 3 Autumn Term will shortly be uploaded here.

Thursday 2nd July at Rockcliffe Hall Hotel   Prom Pictures are here...

Ofsted Inspection Report available here.  

Year 8 award winnersAll images from the Success Assemblies held between the 13th and 16th of July are here. Congratulations to all students who had their hard work recognised.

School re-opens to all students on Wednesday 2nd September and to all staff on Tuesday 1st September. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday. Term dates and all holidays for the academic year September 2015 to July 2016 are here. 

Festival of Sport

Our final week Festival of Sport got off to a soggy start on Monday.  Unfortunately the 1000 mile walk was almost a swim!  The event did take place however and some students and staff were motivated enough to run the route.  Prior to the walk we held a championship Table Tennis event and a knockout for Year 7 Tennis players.  All students are welcome to participate.  There are events taking place throughout the week with students being able to participate in a wide range of sports and activities. 

Successful Students Receive Awards

We held our termly Success Assemblies from Monday 13th to Thursday 16th July.  Students in every year group and from every curriculum area had their hard work rewarded with a cerificate during the assembly. Mr Flint, Headteacher, uses the opportunity to speak with all students regarding the challenges of the forthcoming academic year and the importance of attendance is highlighted.  

Year 5 Sample Staindrop Life

Students in Year 5 have enjoyed a two day experience of life at big school this week. They had the opportunity to take part in lessons, enjoy our two dining room cafeteria style lunches and play on our extensive and beautiful sports fields.  Over 150 children from throughout the area visited and for two days experienced life at secondary school.  Staff commented on how well the children adapted and how quickly they settled into the Staindrop way of doing things.

German Penfriends Visit Staindrop

On Wednesday 15th July we welcomed students from our German twinned school into Staindrop and our Year 9 students finally met their penfriends.  Correspondence between the two groups of students has taken place online in a secure digital learning area and Wednesday provided the opportunity to speak the language rather than type it.  Cricket and handball games took place during the afternoon followed by a traditional cricket tea!  Everyone enjoyed a wonderful day.

 

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We ask that parents take a few minutes to complete the survey.    

  Sports Day Finale of Week Long Event

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Thursday 16th July saw a fantastic week of sport end with a wonderful demonstration of teamwork and the "Staindrop Way" as students showed co-operation, determination and perseverance in the traditional track and field events of sports day.  

Mr Hughes, Head of PE was assisted by Mrs Jervis and Mrs Lowery and provided a well organised, smooth event.  The teamwork on show was a credit to the PE department and to the students, with older and younger students cheering each other in the races.

Students and staff enjoyed the races, taking a moment to enjoy the sunshine in the glorious surroundings of our sports fields.  All pictures are here. 

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