Good morning - Monday 30th March

Good morning, welcome to Staindrop School, County Durham

Maximising Success in a Strong Community

Headteacher, Mr A Flint

Introduction and Welcome by Mr A. Flint, Headteacher 


Maths Revision Resources and RE Sessions

easter egg pictureYear 11 Maths students can access a test a day activity to help them with their exam preparation throughout the Easter holidays and into April.  All resources are available by clicking on the image, left, and here. 

Many departments are offering revision sessions in addition to normal lessons in order to help students to fully prepare for their final exams.  The students are aware of these of the revision sessions.  Mrs Hart, Head of Religious Studies and Citizenship, has prepared a week by week agenda of her revision sessions which are held every lunchtime.  The timetable is here. If parents would like to ensure their child attends, please download the timetable, complete and email it to .

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.

GCSE Leisure & Tourism revision materials and mock exam are now available to download here

British Values.  The focus week commencing 23rd March is Mutual Respect. We will be examing the concept of mutual repect during assemblies, form time and lessons. Every week we examine a different British Value.  Further details and the focus of each week for the Summer Term is here.

School closes for the Easter holidays on Friday 27th March and re-opens for all students Monday 13th April.

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

Our Numeracy Focus of the Week - Using Formulaeis here.

At Staindrop we embed numeracy skills across all curriculum areas and with that in mind students will have chance to access numeracy resources during registration with their form tutors.

Mr Baker, Key Stage 3 Manager, has created a range of resources and tests aimed at improving numeracy for children who will be making the transition to secondary school this year.  These resources can be found here.

 British Science Week ends with Solar Eclipse

solar eclipse over StaindropA perfect ending to British Science week on Friday 20th March with the solar eclipse.  Thanks to Mr P Marwood, Head of Science for the image, left, taken over Staindrop on Friday morning.

The week had seen science workshops for all students including some of our local primary age students who joined us on Friday for a session.

Miss Johnson, Science teacher organised all events and thanks go to her for this week long festival of science.

Athletics Success for Year 7

Athletes in Years 7 and 8 performed remarkably well at the recent Winter School Games held at Bishop Barrington School, Bishop Auckland.  Mr Hughes, PE teacher commented on the high levels of sportsmanship.  We are delighted with the performance of all teams with several athletes achieving personal best results.  Our Year 7 team won the event and they now continue on to the 3rd level of the Games.  

Robot Reward

An enterprising group of Year 9 Engineering students were recently awarded the Judges Award for the robot they created in a national competition.  On Friday 13th February the group won their regional heat and narrowly missed out at Nissan, Sunderland, in winning the next stage in the competition.  Their robot, designed and engineered at Staindrop, did however, catch the eye of the judges, earning the students the judges award.  Read more about their amazing robot in \\\"News and Events\\\".

British Values

Throughout this academic year Staindrop teachers have been promoting the meaning of British Values during assemblies, form time and within lessons.  We are focussing on a different value each week and looking at issues such as democracy, freedom of speech, tolerance, respecting diversity and the rule of law.  Students have examined what British values mean to young people in a modern society.

At Staindrop School, we have always been proud of our traditional values.  Values which were recognised by Ofsted in our last inspection.  “Students show respect for each other and their teachers” Ofsted 2011.

Year 8 Enjoy Sushi

As part of their studies into Japan, Year 8 Geography students enjoyed Sushi on Friday 20th March.  Mr Cooke, Head of Geography, bought all students Sushi in order they could get a flavour of Japanese culture.  Students also had the opportunity to learn about traditional Japanese dress.  All items of dress were purchased in Japan during Mr Cooke\\\\\\\'s visits there. Students enjoyed the practical lesson and most enjoyed the Sushi!


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Maths Revision

In order to help each student achieve optimum results in their final exams Mrs Clarkson and Mr Baker in our Maths department have created a lesson schedule for every lesson leading up to the Summer exams.  It would be of enormous benefit if every student could access the revision material BEFORE their lesson.  The resources are available here. 

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 to complete the survey.  From responses gathered so far 90% of parents say their child is taught well at this school.  

 Parents evening for parents of Year 8 students begins at 3.45pm on Thursday 26th March.

Careers Fair

On Tuesday 24th March we held a Careers Fair at Staindrop for all students,  It was particularl ...

Date Published: 25-03-2015

Primary Sports Festival

On Monday 23rd March Staindrop School an Academy hosted the latest of our Primary Sports Festivals. ...

Date Published: 25-03-2015

Netball Success

Over the last ten years we have seen many successful and talented athletes at Staindrop School an Ac ...

Date Published: 19-03-2015

Red Nose Day Fun

Thanks to all students, staff and parents who helped make Red Nose Day a great fund raiser at Staind ...

Date Published: 16-03-2015

Football Latest Results

Our football teams have had a very busy week with some great wins.  Year 7 League Game vs Barr ...

Date Published: 13-03-2015

Easter School

Easter school provides an opportunity for children to sample life at secondary school within a varie ...

Date Published: 11-03-2015

Great Staindrop Bake Off

Friday 13th March sees Staindrop once again, supporting Comic Relief.  There will be various ev ...

Date Published: 10-03-2015

World Book Day

On Thursday 5th March we are celebrating World Book Day at Staindrop.  Students will take part ...

Date Published: 02-03-2015

Intra Form League Tables

Staff in our PE department work incredibly hard to ensure that all students have the opportunity to ...

Date Published: 25-02-2015

Football Success

On Tuesday 24th February some fantastic football was played at Staindrop against Parkside.  Tha ...

Date Published: 25-02-2015

Big Sing

The Big Sing will be taking place in school on Thursday 19th and Wednesday 25th March.  We look ...

Date Published: 31-03-2015

Year 8 Parents Evening

We are holding a Parents Evening for Year 8 students on Thursday 26th March.  Appointment sheet ...

Date Published: 31-03-2015