Good evening - Tuesday 6th October

Good evening, 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, Head teacher.

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. 

The British Value focus of the week for w/c Monday 5th October is Personal Freedom.  Details of the British values for the Autumn term are here


Open Evening was a great success with attendance much higher than was anticipated.  Parents had the opportunity to hear the Headteacher, Mr Flint speak but as always the speeches with the greatest impact were those of the students themselves.  Our Head Boy and Girl, along with their deputies spoke of their time at Staindrop with a great level of maturity and composure considering they were speaking to such a large number of parents. 

We would like to thank all who attended for taking the time to look round and we would like to extend an invitation to anyone who was unable to attend but would like to visit Staindrop to help decide on a choice of secondary education provider.  Please contact Mr Towers, Transition Manager on 01833 660285.

GCSE results "Fantastic individual performances"! Mr Flint Headteacher. Results were published on Thursday 20th August with some students achieving a number of the highest grades.  Alex Copeland achieved a marvellous 7 A* and 6 A grades.  Connor Smyth received 10 A* grades! James Thompson achieved 11 A* and 3 A grades and Jacob Crow, 9 A* and 5 A grades.  Emma Teasdale, who is aiming to study medicine, achieved 7 A* and 3 A grades. Emily Eggett achieved 3A*, 6A and a B grade.  Many of the students are now going on to study A levels at QE Sixth Form College in Darlington.

100% of students achieved 8 or more A* to G grades including English and Maths.  This is above the national average. One quarter of the pass grades awarded in English were A and A* grades.

We would like to congratulate all students who worked hard and received the grades they deserved.  Early data indicates that many of the most able and talented students achieved the highest A* and A grades.  A full analysis will be available as soon as it is finalised. 

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, Homeworks and Assessment for Key Stage 3 Autumn Term are available here.


Attendance at school is crucial if children are to fully achieve their potential.  At Staindrop we know how important it is for your child to be in lessons.  Read further information here including some amazing facts!

Ofsted Inspection Report available here.  

Term dates and all holidays for the academic year September 2015 to July 2016 are here. 

Introducing Head Boy and Girl 2015

On Friday 25th September the choice of new Head Boy, Girl and their deputies was announced.  Students in Year 11 voted and the results were announced in time for Open Evening on Thursday 1st October.  At this important event the new Head Boy and Girl will speak to parents of Year 6 students.  We look forward to their speeches and wish them well with their duties.

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.


Quick Links
Staff List updated September 2015
Calendar updated September 2015 

Term Dates /Holidays

Ofsted Report 2015
Breakdown of Exam Results 2014
Music Notes Music Portal
 Programmes of Study
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"How to be a successful learner" event will be held on Tuesday 3rd November for parents of Year 7 students.  Full details are being sent to all parents.  Please sign up for parentmail if you have not done so already.  Contact school on 01833 660285 to arrange this.  

Parent View 

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Ofsted gather the views of parents in an online survey and the link to this is here. Full information regarding the survey and how it is used can be found via the link above.

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

 Sports Clubs and Groups all began on Monday 14th September.  Full details are here.

We currently have several teaching and non-teaching posts available. Further information here.

This site will be down for routine maintenance:

Start date:     13/10/2015              Start time:     20:00

End date:       13/10/2015              End time:       22:00

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Date Published: 08-09-2015


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Date Published: 08-09-2015

GCSE Results

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Maths Success

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Running the Coast to Coast

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Languages Information Event

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Date Published: 10-10-2015