Good evening - Wednesday 28th January

Good evening, welcome to Staindrop School, County Durham

Maximising Success in a Strong Community

Headteacher, Mr A Flint

Introduction and Welcome by Mr A. Flint, Headteacher 


This Half Term at Staindrop

Week commencing Monday 26th January the British value we will focus on is freedom of speech.  Students will explore what this means in today's world.

Our numeracy focus of the week is the British Weather.  Students in Years 7 and 8 will examine the maths involved in weather forecasting and recording.  

Mr Baker, Key Stage 3 Manager, has created a range of resources and tests aimed at improving numeracy for children who will be making the transition to secondary school this year.  These resources can be found here.

On Thursday 29th January there will be a parent focus group meeting from 6 to 7pm.  Email Mr Marwood, as above, if you would like to attend. 

Year 10 Parents Evening Thursday 12th February 3.45pm-6.15pm.

School closes for half term at 3.20pm on Thursday 12th February and re-opens on Monday 23rd February.


Year 7 Merit Awards

One of the key reward systems we use at Staindrop in Years 7 and 8 is based around a merit system.  Students are awarded merits for pieces of work which exceed the expected criteria. In Year 7 students are highly competitive in their pursuit of merits which ensures work is of a high standard.  Any student achieving in excess of 25 merits receives a Bronze Award in recognition of this.  Pictured are the Bronze Award recipients for the Autumn Term 2014. 

Year 10 Visit Nuclear Power Station

Students in Year 10 were given a wonderful opportunity on Thursday 8th January, when they visited Hartlepool Nuclear Power Station.  As part of the Science curriculum students explore various methods of generating energy.  This visit to the power station allowed students great insight into the processes involved.

We would like to thank Hartlepool Power Station for this opportunity.

Visit to Nursing Home

On Monday 8th and Wednesday 10th December members of the cast of Oliver visited two of our  local nursing homes at Evenwood and Sandringham in Bishop Auckland, in order to sing songs from the production to the residents.  The singing was greatly appreciated by the residents and staff.  In addition to some of the most popular Oliver songs, students sang several festive Christmas songs.  Mrs Newby, Chair of Governors accompanied the students on Wednesday to Sandringham Care Home.  Mrs Newby enjoyed this wonderful, festive event, adding how nice it was to see the elderly residents join in with the singing.  

Oliver Cast Support Charity

Staindrop students showed their true colours on Thursday 4th December.  Not content with having just performed on three consecutive evenings to a packed audience cast members then took part in a charity bag pack in Bishop Auckland.  Raising money for a national charity, students were complimented on their polite and caring manner whilst assisting members of the public with their shopping. 


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British Values - Staindrop Values 

Throughout the Autumn term Staindrop teachers promoted the meaning of British Values during assemblies, form time and within lessons.  We focussed on a different value each week and looked at issues such as democracy, freedom of speech, tolerance, respecting diversity and the rule of law.  Students examined what British values mean to young people in a modern society.

At Staindrop School, we have always been proud of our traditional values.  Values which were recognised by Ofsted in our last inspection.  “Students show respect for each other and their teachers” Ofsted 2011.

We recognise that parents want their children to attend a school where academic achievement is complemented by outstanding behaviour, zero tolerance of bullying and excellent pastoral care.  At Staindrop our students leave us in Year 11 as well rounded, mature young people with a set of high personal values. 

In order to nurture these values we reward success across the curriculum during formal assemblies each term.  We also recognise the qualities of leadership, contribution to the community and charity with special awards.  We hold an annual awards evening; inviting our recent leavers back to school to recognise their achievements, not only at GCSE level, but also the contribution they made to charity, to the arts and to sport.   At Staindrop we match academic achievement with personal development.  As our ethos states, we aim to maximise success in a strong community.

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Ofsted gather the views of parents in an online survey and the link to this is here. We would like to ask parents to take a few minutes in order to complete the survey.  From responses gathered so far 95% of parents say their child is taught well at this school.  


Success with Test

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Numeracy Handbook

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Date Published: 22-01-2015

In the News

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Date Published: 20-01-2015

Humanities Homework Help

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Date Published: 15-01-2015

Fundraising for Butterwick Hospice

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Date Published: 12-01-2015

Science Goes Nuclear

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Date Published: 12-01-2015

Success Assemblies

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Date Published: 15-12-2014

Thinking of Others

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Date Published: 08-12-2014

Oliver Outstanding

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Date Published: 05-12-2014

Awards Evening 2014

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Date Published: 02-12-2014

Half Term

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Date Published: 23-02-2015

Year 10 Parents Evening

Parents evening for parents of students currently in Year 10 will be held on Thursday 12th February. ...

Date Published: 14-02-2015