Good morning - Saturday 25th April

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, Headteacher .

British Values.  The focus for week commencing Monday 27th April is Belief in Private property and Ownership.  Students will have the opportunity to examine how private ownership provides a basis for a capitalist socio-economic system and how this differs from state, common and collective ownership.

We will be examing this concept during assemblies, form time and lessons. Every week we examine a different British Value.  

Further details and the focus of each week for the Summer Term is here.


Maths Revision Resources and RE Sessions

Year 11 Maths students can access a test a day activity to help them with their exam preparation throughout April.  All resources are available here. 

Many departments are offering revision sessions in addition to normal lessons in order to help students to fully prepare for their final exams.  The students are aware of these of the revision sessions.  Mrs Hart, Head of Religious Studies and Citizenship, has prepared a week by week agenda of her revision sessions which are held every lunchtime.  The timetable is here. If parents would like to ensure their child attends, please download the timetable, complete and email it to .

Important - Final Exams - Timetable for Students and Parents

The timetable of exams is available to download and print out here. In case of query please email our Exams and Data Officer, or contact Deputy Headteacher, Mrs A Carr.  Please note exams begin on Tuesday 5th May and continue until Wednesday 17th June.

The updated timetable which includes revision sessions in orange text is available here.

GCSE German resources including "Top Tips for Exam Success" are now  available to download here

Programmes of Study, Homeworks and Assessment information (Summer term) for all students in Years 7, 8 and 9 are now uploaded for core subjects.  

Is your child joining us in September?  Key dates are here.

Summer Term in Numbers

Test your knowledge and take the quiz, left.  Please note that the content relies on flash and some devices may not play flash content.

 At Staindrop we embed numeracy skills across all curriculum areas and with that in mind students will have chance to access numeracy resources during registration with their form tutors.

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.


Athletics Success for Year 7

Athletes in Years 7 and 8 performed remarkably well at the recent Winter School Games held at Bishop Barrington School, Bishop Auckland.  Mr Hughes, PE teacher commented on the high levels of sportsmanship.  We are delighted with the performance of all teams with several athletes achieving personal best results.  Our Year 7 team won the event and they now continue on to the 3rd level of the Games.  

British Values

Throughout this academic year Staindrop teachers have been promoting the meaning of British Values during assemblies, form time and within lessons.  We are focussing on a different value each week and looking at issues such as democracy, freedom of speech, tolerance, respecting diversity and the rule of law.  Students have 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.

Year 8 Enjoy Sushi

As part of their studies into Japan, Year 8 Geography students enjoyed Sushi on Friday 20th March.  Mr Cooke, Head of Geography, bought all students Sushi in order they could get a flavour of Japanese culture.  Students also had the opportunity to learn about traditional Japanese dress.  All items of dress were purchased in Japan by Mr Cooke whilst visiting. Students enjoyed the practical lesson and most enjoyed the Sushi!


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Maths Revision

In order to help each student achieve optimum results in their final exams Mrs Clarkson and Mr Baker in our Maths department have created a lesson schedule for every lesson leading up to the Summer exams.  It would be of enormous benefit if every student could access the revision material BEFORE their lesson.  The resources are available here. 

Parent View

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 to complete the survey.  From responses gathered so far 90% of parents say their child is taught well at this school.  

Solar Eclipse

We were lucky to catch a glimpse of the solar eclipse through the clouds.  Further images are in our galleries section.  Solar Eclipse

Durham Wildcats

We are delighted to welcome into school members of Durham Wildcats basketball team who will be spend ...

Date Published: 17-04-2015

Study Trips

We have several study trips planned throughout the next term.  This weekend some of our Year 11 ...

Date Published: 17-04-2015

Year 11 GCSE examinations

This calendar shows all of the final examinations in blue text. Revision sessions have been planned ...

Date Published: 14-04-2015

Careers Fair

On Tuesday 24th March we held a Careers Fair at Staindrop for all students,  It was particularl ...

Date Published: 25-03-2015

Primary Sports Festival

On Monday 23rd March Staindrop School an Academy hosted the latest of our Primary Sports Festivals. ...

Date Published: 25-03-2015

Netball Success

Over the last ten years we have seen many successful and talented athletes at Staindrop School an Ac ...

Date Published: 19-03-2015

Red Nose Day Fun

Thanks to all students, staff and parents who helped make Red Nose Day a great fund raiser at Staind ...

Date Published: 16-03-2015

Football Latest Results

Our football teams have had a very busy week with some great wins.  Year 7 League Game vs Barr ...

Date Published: 13-03-2015

Easter School

Easter school provides an opportunity for children to sample life at secondary school within a varie ...

Date Published: 11-03-2015

Great Staindrop Bake Off

Friday 13th March sees Staindrop once again, supporting Comic Relief.  There will be various ev ...

Date Published: 10-03-2015

Parents Evening

Parents eveing for parents of Year 9 students will be held on Thursday 14th May from 3.45pm-6.15pm ...

Date Published: 16-05-2015

Bank Holiday Closed

School will be closed on Monday 4th May for the Mayday Bank Holiday. ...

Date Published: 09-05-2015

Mountain Biking

Students from Years 7 and 8 will be taking part in mountain biking on Friday 8th May.  ...

Date Published: 09-05-2015

Careers Events

There will be careers events for Year 10 on Wednesday 22nd April and for Year 9 on Thursday 30th Apr ...

Date Published: 30-04-2015

Junior Maths Challenge

Students from Years 7 and 8 will take place in the Junior Maths Challenge on Thursday 30th April. ...

Date Published: 30-04-2015

Art Exam

The practical Art exam will be taking place all day Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th April.  ...

Date Published: 28-04-2015