Good morning, 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."
We are delighted to announce 43 of our Year 11 students recently received exam results confirming they have passed their GCSE English exam. Several students were thrilled to receive the very highest grades of A and A*. We are very proud of the hard work of our students and the mature and responsible way in which they approach exams. Thanks to parents and teachers for all of their support.
Science and Engineering Week at Staindrop
Staindrop students experienced all that is wonderful in science last week. We celebrated Science and Engineering week with a variety of workshops designed to give students a practical taste of some of the most fascinating areas of science.
From gigantic Amazonian toads to dinosaur footprint fossils the workshops, delivered by experts in their fields, provided students with a memorable hands on experience.ï»¿
Staindrop in Top 100 Schools Nationally
Mr Flint, Head teacher of Staindrop School an Academy was delighted to receive confirmation that progress made by students in Year 11, who left in Summer 2013, placed the school 100th out of 3017 schools nationally.
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.
Mr A. Flint, Head Teacher and Mrs A. Carr, Deputy Head Teacher are pictured left.
England Professional Footballer Coaches Year 9
On Monday 31 March students at Staindrop enjoyed the privilege of meeting with a top level blind footballer, Owen Bainbridge, who has 24 caps for England. Owen is 24 years old and his brother, William is in Year 10 at Staindrop.
Owen lost his sight age 6 but did not let that stop him from following his dream and playing football for England. He has even scored two goals for the national team. Owen kindly came into school to do some coaching with Year 9 students. Owen\'s inspirational srory is featured in Recent News.