Good morning - Wednesday 25th November

Good morning, 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 23rd November is fairness. We will be examining the rule of law and the concept of everyone being equal before the law, regardless of wealth or position. Details of the British values for the Autumn term are here


Mock Exams. Students in Year 11 are currently sitting their mock exams.  This is a major assessment tool for teachers who will use the results to guide teaching towards the external GCSE exams. The revised exam timetable is here. Reports to parents will be issued week commencing 14th December.

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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!

We supported Children in Need on Friday 13th November with a "Line of Change" event and raised over £100!  Well done to all students who supported this worthy cause.pudsey bear

Raising Money for Romania

We have raised money for Convoy Aid Romania regularly at Staindrop and we were delighted to recently receive a certificate detailing our latest fund raising efforts.  £210 was raised by the students and staff for Convoy Aid Romania, a charity which benefits some of the most vulnerable members of Romanian society.  In July we walked 1000 miles to raise this money on a very wet day but are proud of all students who contributed to this cause. 

Great Rugby Performance

Staindrop entered the Durham South Rugby competition and performed very well. For some of the players it was their first ever experience of competitive rugby. Staindrop won 3 out of the 4 games they played. They were able to beat St Johns, Hummersknott and Durham Johnston. 

All of the boys were outstanding. Matthew Birkbeck and Daniel Watson deserve a special mention for their contribution to the teams success.

Well done boys!

Football Success Across School

We have a lot of students who want to represent the school team in Year 7 which is great! Year 8’s have started well and have an excellent team spirit.  The team are led by Captain Joe Mott who does a fantastic job organising and motivating the team. In Year 10 we have a new lease of life! The team have come together to put in some of the best performances we have seen, epitomised by the 2-1 win against Durham Johnston.  This is the first time a Staindrop team have beaten a Durham Johnston team  in over 5years!  Zac Holywell  leads from the front and Liam Sharp has been solid in defence in every game.

GCSE Psychology at Staindrop

Mrs Hart, Head of RE and Leader of Learning, introduced Psychology to the curriculum for the academy in 2015. One lesson recently saw a reversal of roles with students, in small groups, researching and presenting their findings to the class.  The teaching was taken seriously by the students who presented a full lesson with starter activities, group work and a plenary. They even set homework for the rest of the class which they will mark.  The class included, for that lesson, several members of staff, including the Headteacher.  It was a memorable lesson and that was the point of the exercise. 


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Year 11 Revision
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Teesdale AC Santa Run
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Tickets for our Christmas spectacular are selling fast.  Tickets which have been pre-ordered should be collected from Ms Johnstone in the multi-media room asap. 

We are holding a "Christmas Jumper" day on Friday 4th December and hoping to raise money for Butterwick Hospice.  Students can wear a festive jumper or a red sweatshirt, alongside normal school uniform and suggested donations of £1 will all go to charity. 

Where would we be without Maths?  A fantastic competition for young people age 11-19 follow this link

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 continue this half term.  Full details are here.

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Tag Rugby Tournament

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Church Visit

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Date Published: 19-12-2015

Christmas Spectacular

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Date Published: 18-12-2015

Awards Evening

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English Progress Event

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Christmas Jumper Day

Wear a Christmas jumper to school and raise money for a very worthy cause.  All staff and stude ...

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