Good evening - Monday 1st 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."

Friendship Day

Friday 11th of July saw one of the most rewarding annual events we hold at Staindrop. Friendship Day is a long standing tradition and one of the events which makes Staindrop School unique.  As part of their Child Development course, students learn about children with different requirements.  

Children from the Education Village, Beaumont Hill School were invited to enjoy a day consisting of stimulating play and activities, a buffet lunch and a trip to Staindrop Carnival rides, all free of charge.  Teachers accompanying the children from the Darlington school expressed their delight at the way our students interacted with the younger children, encouraging them to enjoy all of the activites on offer.  Many thanks to Staindrop Carnival organisers. 

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.


Success Assemblies Summer 2014

The last week of term saw us hold our Success Assemblies for all year groups.  This formal assembly is held at the end of every term and marks student success across all curriculum areas.  With awards for attainment, achievement and effort the feedback we get is that students really enjoy this opportunity to shine and be recognised for the hard work they put in each day in lessons.  

During the assemblies we also reward 100% attendance and it was notable that this year we had one student in Year 11 who has not had a day off throughout her 5 years at Staindrop!  She has enjoyed 100% attendance over the 5 years of being with us at Staindrop. This is a remarkable achievement.

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 during the first week back. Students should check with Mr Hughes or the noticeboard in PE for details of which evening to attend. 


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 Open Evening 2014

We are holding our annual Open Evening on Thursday 25th September from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.  Mr A. Flint, Headteacher will speak in the hall to parents and carers of Year 6 children at 6.30pm.  All are welcome. 

 End of Term Arrangements

School closes for the Summer holiday on Friday 18th July and re-opens for all students on Tuesday 2nd September.  . 

Fantastic GCSE Results Summer 2014

Students, teachers and parents joined together on Thursday 21st August for the annual test of nerves as results envelopes were distributed to excited Year 11 students.  With plans already made for most students to go on to further education results are all important to allow onward progression to their courses of choice.

Successful students GCSE results

We were delighted with results as Staindrop students demonstrated what hard working and conscientious young people they are.  Many students achieved in excess of 10 A and A* grades

Successful student results           successful student GCSE results

We are proud of ALL of our wonderful students.  We know how hard they have worked to achieve this impressive set of results.  Boundaries in education have changed rapidly this year as national education policy is revised.  At Staindrop, students have demonstrated a level of resilience in coping with changes to courses which has impressed their teachers enormously.  

With every member of staff working hard to implement the national changes in education and ensure every child is prepared for final exams, it is ultimately up to students to assimilate the teaching and deliver results.

At Staindrop students have shown us time and time again that they can cope with this challenge.  

We would like to pass on our sincere congratulations to every student receiving results this Summer.   We look forward to hearing of your success and are available if any student would like advice regarding onward progression.


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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Date Published: 18-07-2014

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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Date Published: 09-07-2014

Tour de France

Students and staff marked the recent Grand Depart of the Tour de France in Yorkshire with displays ...

Date Published: 09-07-2014

National Success for Abby

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Date Published: 02-07-2014

Staindrop's Festival of Sport

With the Commonwealth Games beginning on 23rd July our own PE department has organised a week long F ...

Date Published: 25-06-2014