de Stafford Reflects on a Successful 2019

On Wednesday 4th December, de Stafford School in Caterham celebrated a year of exam success in front of students, teachers and a Paralympic gold medallist.
Anne Usher MBE, who won a gold medal in canoeing at the Rio Olympics in 2016, delivered an inspiring Guest Speaker’s address to the audience. Head teacher, Jeremy Garner, then gave his speech, followed by the presentation of the subject achievement awards. The audience was then treated to a superb performance of the song “Seventeen” from the musical “Heathers” by Year 11 pupils, Liliana Stanzione and Faith Anderson.
The school has seen its GCSE success continue from the previous year, particularly in English where 80% of students attained a grade 4 and 64% achieved a grade 5.
During his speech, Jeremy Garner said: “Students at de Stafford celebrated another excellent set of GCSE results last year. The percentage of top grades awarded to de Stafford students continues to be a strength of the school. Head Girl, Leila Treacher, achieved grades 7-9 in all 11 of her entries, including four grade 9s, which is awarded to only a very small percentage of students nationally in each subject area.
“Whilst rightly celebrating the fantastic achievements of the high attainers, the school was delighted with the progress made by all students from their different academic starting points on entry to the school in year 7.”

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