Good evening, welcome to Staindrop School, County Durham
Maximising Success in a Strong Community
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."
Head Boy and Girl Elected
We have recently elected our Head Boy and Girl along with their deputies. One of their first duties was to speak to parents at Open Evening. Open Evening was held on Thursday 25th September and the students spoke eloquently of their time at Staindrop and what our school has to offer other children and their families. The speeches are reproduced with permission in Communications on this website. It was gratifying to hear the four young people speak with such fervour and gratitude. We look forward to showing anyone who was unable to attend Open Evening around the school. Please contact reception on 01833 660285 if you would like to make an appointment.
Year 7 Rugby Team Success
Our Year 7 rugby team are enjoying huge success at present with 7 consecutive wins. Coached by Year 11 student, W. Birch who works alongside our PE teachers, the younger boys are doing very well.
Poppy Art Installation
Students at Staindrop created a poppy art installation in the garden area of the school. Using hand-made poppies, one of our mature trees was decorated with cascading poppies. The installation, inspired by that in the moat of the Tower of London, provided a peaceful and poignant spot for students and staff to spend a few minutes in quiet reflection as we marked Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day.
Proud to Present...
Oliver the musical is coming to our stage for a three day run beginning on Monday 1st December. For three nights Staindrop students, accompanied by children from our local primary schools, will be starring in Oliver! Tickets are available and are priced at £2.50 each. We do look forward to the support of an appreciative audience. The students have been working extremely hard, since September, in rehearsals and our young musicians will be providing the musical accompaniment. For ticket information please contact Lisa Johnstone in school on 01833 660285 or email email@example.com