Good afternoon, 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."
Friday 11th of July saw one of the most rewarding annual events we hold at Staindrop. Friendship Day is a long standing tradition and one of the events which makes Staindrop School unique. As part of their Child Development course, students learn about children with different requirements.
Children from the Education Village, Beaumont Hill School were invited to enjoy a day consisting of stimulating play and activities, a buffet lunch and a trip to Staindrop Carnival rides, all free of charge. Teachers accompanying the children from the Darlington school expressed their delight at the way our students interacted with the younger children, encouraging them to enjoy all of the activites on offer. Many thanks to Staindrop Carnival organisers.
GCSE Results Success
Finally the long wait was over and Staindrop students received their results on Thursday morning. Mr Flint, Head teacher said, “Students have achieved some fantastic results again, this year. We are particularly pleased with English results but students have done well across the board in many cases. We have seen lots of A and A* results.”ï»¿
Teachers and staff joined students to celebrate as results were revealed on Thursday morning. Some students has achieved in excess of 12 A/A* grades. Many students are now going on to further education.
Success Assemblies Summer 2014
The last week of term saw us hold our Success Assemblies for all year groups. This formal assembly is held at the end of every term and marks student success across all curriculum areas. With awards for attainment, achievement and effort the feedback we get is that students really enjoy this opportunity to shine and be recognised for the hard work they put in each day in lessons.
During the assemblies we also reward 100% attendance and it was notable that this year we had one student in Year 11 who has not had a day off throughout her 5 years at Staindrop! She has enjoyed 100% attendance over the 5 years of being with us at Staindrop. This is a remarkable achievement.
Under the inspirational guidance of Mr Gibbon and Mr Hughes in our PE department, some of our sports teams have enjoyed great success this year.
Pictured is the Year 7 boys football team receiving their trophies for success on the football pitch. In addition our tennis team has enjoyed some great wins this year and with our new rugby posts now installed we look forward to another successful sporting year at Staindrop.