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".
We are delighted to announce 43 of our Year 11 students recently received exam results confirming they have passed their GCSE English exam. Several students were thrilled to receive the very highest grades of A and A*. We are very proud of the hard work of our students and the mature and responsible way in which they approach exams. Thanks to parents and teachers for all of their support.
We have many exciting events approaching in the next few weeks at Staindrop. Please check forthcoming events at the top right side of this page for details. We hope to see as many parents as possible at Year 10 Parents Evening on Thursday 13th March, and Year 8 Options Information Evening on Thursday 20th March.
Students are looking forward to the activities held as part of Science and Engineering Week. At the end of term we are holding our formal success assemblies for all year groups.
Top of the League
Our Year 7 and Year 10 football teams are currently enjoying tremendous success. They are currently at the top of the league and are looking forward to their quarter final cup tie. On Tuesday 25th February they beat King James 11-0. There are only 5 league games remaining this season so we wish them success in their remaining matches.
On Tuesday 25th February our Year 10 team played an outstanding match with a real team spirit. Playing against King James which historically has been a hard team to beat the score was 8-2. See the full details in news items.
Staindrop in Top 100 Schools Nationally
Mr Flint, Head teacher of Staindrop School an Academy was delighted to receive confirmation that progress made by students in Year 11, who left in Summer 2013, placed the school 100th out of 3017 schools nationally.
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.
Mr A. Flint, Head Teacher and Mrs A. Carr, Deputy Head Teacher are pictured left.