Good morning, welcome to Staindrop School, County Durham
Maximising Success in a Strong Community
At Staindrop School 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".
Year 11 Awards Evening
On Thursday 28th November we celebrated the success of our Year 11 Summer leavers. This formal event gives us the opportunity to award GCSE certificates along with awards for the highest attainer and most progress made by our students in subject areas. Guest speaker this year was the Bishop of Jarrow and we were delighted that Mr Nicholson who retired from Staindrop in the Summer attended. He awarded the special awards which celebrate achievement and endavour in areas such as community spirit, charity and enterprise. We would like to thank all parents, students, Mr Nicholson and our guest speaker the Bishop of Jarrow for attending.
Geography Field Trip for Year 9
On Thursday 21 November Mr Cooke, Head of Geography, took all Year 9 Geography students on a fascinating field trip studying the course of the River Tees. The trip began at High Force in Upper Teesdale. The second stop was the Tees Barrage at Stockton and the trip finale was a cruise on the Teeside Princess from Stockton to Yarm. Students were kept very busy with worksheets throughout the day questioning their understanding of natural and man made features and flood management. It was a highly successful trip.
Christmas at Staindrop
As we approach the festive season it is a very busy time for Mr Towers, Miss Clark and the Staindrop School Choir. The traditional carol service will be held at St Paul\\\'s Church, Evenwood. The choir are also giving performances at several nursing homes and the Methodist Church in Bishop Auckland. On the final day of term Year 7 are creating festive hampers in the morning and in the afternoon we have our famous Staindrop Christmas Assembly; a much loved tradition.
Students In Print
Students from Staindrop recently saw their work in print in the form of a beautiful commemorative brochure which celebrated our 50th anniversary. A group of students worked extremely hard, researching and writing about the history of our school. They were rewarded when the brochure was returned from the printers. The brochure is a beautiful keepsake which was presented to all students and staff. A copy was also given to all guests who attended the 50th anniverary celebrations in October.