Good evening - Friday 19th September

Good evening, 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."

GCSE Results Success

Finally the long wait was over and Staindrop students received their results on Thursday morning.  Mr Flint, Head teacher said, “Students have achieved some fantastic results again, this year.  We are particularly pleased with English results but students have done well across the board in many cases.  We have seen lots of A and A* results.”

Teachers and staff joined students to celebrate as results were revealed on Thursday morning.  Some students has achieved in excess of 12 A/A* grades.  Many students are now going on to further education.

 

Primary Curriculum Event

From Monday 15th to Friday 19th of September, we are holding a week long series of workshops aimed at primary students in Years 5 and 6.  

With activities ranging from building the highest tower to creating a wind operated mono-rail the students will enjoy challenging, engaging lessons.

The series of fun, interactive workshops based around curriculum areas including Languages, English, Design Technology, Science and Maths provide dynamic lessons which will introduce students to the secondary school curriculum whilst encouraging students to adopt enterprising techniques in their lessons. 

1000 Mile Walk for Charity

Students at Staindrop School raised a huge £890 for charity in July when they accumulated over 1000 miles in our annual charity walk.  The money raised is going to the Butterwick Hospice and the children\\\'s ward of the RVI in Newcastle.

Thanks to parents and relatives for their sponsorship of this event.  Thanks also go to the fantastic students who took part, many of whom walked over 6 miles in order to reach the combined total of 1000 miles in the time limit. Mrs Thorns, MFL teacher complimented all who took part on their brilliant effort. 

Sporting Achievement

Under the inspirational guidance of Mr Gibbon and Mr Hughes in our PE department, some of our sports teams have enjoyed great success this year.  

Pictured is the Year 7 boys football team receiving their trophies for success on the football pitch. They won the Small Schools Bishop Auckland League. In addition our tennis team has enjoyed some great wins this year and with our new rugby posts now installed we look forward to another successful sporting year at Staindrop.

Trials for the Year 7 football team will be held after school at 3.20pm on Thursday. Any sports kit can be worn but shin pads must also be worn.  Students must be collected by parents at 4.30pm.  

 

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 Open Evening 2014

We are holding our annual Open Evening on Thursday 25th September from 6pm to 8pm.  Mr A. Flint, Headteacher will speak in the hall to parents and carers of Year 6 children at 6pm.  All are welcome. 

Big Coffee Morning

On Friday 26th September a group of Year 9 Health and Social Care Students are participating in Macmillan Cancer Relief's "Big Coffee Morning".  Macmillan Cancer relief Logo

Students and staff are baking for the event and there will be cakes and drinks available at break time for students to buy.

We ask for the  support of parents by allowing their children to bring small change to school with which to buy a cake or take part in a quiz.

Theme of the Week

Theme of the week is Democracy.  Students will be examining what is democracy and comparing democratic and non-democratic societies. 

 Amended Date for Training Day

Please note that the date for our next training day has been amended. School will be closed to ALL students on Friday 14th November not Friday 7th November as previously listed. 

Week of Workshops

From Monday 15th September to Friday 19th September Staindrop School an Academy is holding a  series of workshops for primary children.

The series of fun, interactive workshops based around curriculum areas including Languages, English, Design Technology, Science and Maths are dynamic lessons which provide an introduction to a secondary curriculum whilst encouraging students to adopt enterprising techniques in their learning.

With activities ranging from building the highest tower to creating a wind operated mono-rail the students are enjoying challenging, engaging lessons.In the English workshop students worked on marketing food products using persuasive language techniques.  The use of repetition, alliteration and rhetorical questions are some of the techniques employed in this session.

We have between 100 and 120 students visiting the fair every day from primary schools across Wear valley and Teesdale. 

  Primary Curriculum Enterprise

 

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Date Published: 04-09-2014

PE and Sport Clubs

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Date Published: 04-09-2014

New Term

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Date Published: 30-08-2014

Success for Students

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Date Published: 22-08-2014

Results Day 2014

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Date Published: 20-08-2014

End of Term

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The Big Bang and Staindrop

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Date Published: 10-07-2014

Practical Lessons

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Date Published: 09-07-2014

Art Exhibition

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Careers Interviews

Careers Interviews will take place for ALL Year 11 students, commencing Monday 15th September.   ...

Date Published: 31-10-2014

Open Evening

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Date Published: 30-09-2014

MacMillan Big Coffee Morning

On Friday 26th September a group of Year 9 Health and Social Care Students are organising participat ...

Date Published: 30-09-2014

Curriculum Primary Event

We are holding a 5 day Curriculum Enterprise event for primary schools from Monday 15th September to ...

Date Published: 22-09-2014

Year 11 Parents Evening

Parents Evening for parents of Year 11 students is taking place on Thursday 18th September.  It ...

Date Published: 20-09-2014