Good evening, 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".
Maths Results Success
Some of our Year 11 students received their Maths results this week and the results were above what had been expected. Many of our students achieved grades higher than those their teachers had thought they would achieve. Our Maths teachers under the leadership of Mrs Clarkson are to be congratulated. The Year 11 students have demonstrated a fantastic work ethic and take their exams very seriously. We applaud them for this wonderful set of results.
Science and Engineering Week
Invention and discovery were the themes of Science and Engineering week 2013. At Staindrop every year group took part in activities to highlight the week. From 3D pictures of Mars to investigating the habitats of mini-beasts, Miss Johnson Science teacher had worked hard to ensue that exciting lessons were enjoyed by all.
Students in Year 7 discovered how some of our greatest inventions came from the natural world and with some fantastic creatures to learn from, Year 7 had a lesson out of the ordinary!
Rave Reviews for Joseph
Staindrop students performed Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat to packed audiences this week. The months of hard work and rehearsals paid off with a highly successful show. Mr Towers, Inclusion Manager and Mr Priestley, Head of Music organised one of the most successful shows Staindrop has ever seen.
Mr Flint, Head teacher thanked staff, students, parents and all volunteers for their hard work. Events like this demonstrate the strength of community spirit at Staindrop school and create memories which students will never forget.
Jacob Meets Danny Boyle
One of our Year 9 students, Jacob Crow, who has been making films since the age of 6 was recently awarded runner-up in the Leeds Young Film Festival age 11-14 category. As a result of this Jacob was invited to appear on the BBC\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s One Show and meet world famous director and producer Danny Boyle! Read the full story in the News section.