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Indoor athletics event

Posted on: February 9th, 2018 by HD No Comments

On Thursday 8th February our year 7 and 8 boys and girls travelled to Bishop Barrington to take part in an indoor athletics event. There were some brilliant performances from Staindrop, especially our Year 7 girls who won every race on the track and almost all of the field events which allowed them to progress to the next round in March (Level 3 School Game’s finals). The behaviour and effort throughout the afternoon were faultless, and you are all a credit to the school. Well done to all that represented Staindrop Academy.



Primary School Sports Update

Posted on: February 6th, 2018 by HD No Comments

Over this half term year 5 and 6 pupils from our sport cluster have been learning netball in their PE lessons. Today was the competition where they had a chance to compete against eachother. Some fantastic netball was played with some very talented players! The morning competition saw Cockfield take home the trophy for the “A” team. Whilst the “B” team competition required goal difference to seperate the winners, with Green Lane winning this competition.

More schools came in the afternoon to compete for the trophy. Some fantastic skills on show again. But Ingleton shone through and won both the “A” and “B” team trophies! All pupils were a credit to their school.

Huge thank you also to our year 10 leaders who officiated all of the games.

Next half term our visitors will be Y1 and Y2 pupils for football.

Well done all.

Mr Chrostowski.

Primary schools newsletter

Posted on: February 5th, 2018 by HD No Comments

See below for a copy of the newsletter which has been sent to our Primary School partners.

Primary schools newsletter

Online safety talks

Posted on: January 31st, 2018 by HD No Comments

On Friday 26th January Police Community Support Officer Darren Miles visited Staindrop Academy to deliver a presentation to year 9 and 10 students highlighting the importance of online safety. The presentation focused on the dangers of online grooming, as part of this presentation students were shown a film called “Kayleigh’s Love Story”, a true story of a 15 year old girl who was groomed online. The presentation also focused on Child Sexual Exploitation; making it clear to students what this is, how it could affect them, the signs to look out for and where to go for help and advice if they have any questions. PCSO Darren Miles will be returning to Staindrop Academy to deliver presentations to year 7 and 8 students about how to stay safe online during the course of this term.

Girls Active

Posted on: January 22nd, 2018 by HD No Comments

What is Girls Active?

Staindrop Academy has recently been accepted to take part in a nationwide campaign to increase involvement of girls in physical activity. The campaign is called Girls Active and it supports schools to understand what motivates girls to take part in physical activity. It enables teachers to work with the girls – through consultation and leadership – to make the necessary changes to their physical education (PE), sport and physical activity provision. We have already completed over 100 questionnaires from our KS3 girls which will generate a report that will be sent to us to determine the barriers that are specific to the girls of Staindrop Academy.

Next Steps…

Over the next few weeks we will be recruiting girls to form our G.L.A.M squad who will meet regularly, discuss ideas and create an action plan to engage more girls in physical activity. At the beginning of February we will receive our report, generated from our questionnaires, to give us an insight into which areas we can develop further within our department. We have had a great start to the academic year with participation at after school clubs and results for our teams, but our overall aim is to get everyone more involved in the activities we offer. Physical activity is very important for overall health and well-being; research has shown pupils with better health and wellbeing achieve better academically with more effective social and emotional competencies.


Year 11 parents evening

Posted on: January 18th, 2018 by HD No Comments

Year 11 parents evening is Monday 22nd January. Appointments can be made using Parentmail. We are looking forward to seeing you to discuss your child’s progress during the final months of their secondary education.

Any problems ring or email Miss fowler.


Posted on: January 11th, 2018 by HD No Comments

Our girls played their first netball games of the season on Wednesday against Sedgefield.

The year 8 girls played very well for their first game back but they unfortunately lost 12-1 against a very strong team. Sedgefield selected Tia Race as Staindrop’s player of the match for her performance- well done Tia!

The year 7 girls had an amazing first ever game together. Everyone played their part and done the PE Department and whole school proud. The Sedgefield teacher praised the girls for the talent they showed throughout the game. The opposing team selected Rosie Redfearn as ‘player of the match’ for her brilliant performance as shooter in a 19-4 win- well done Rosie!

Miss Read.

Sports Festival

Posted on: December 15th, 2017 by HD No Comments
Primary update – Mr Chrostowski
This week we have seen various events happening with our primary cluster schools at Staindrop. On Monday we held the hockey festival, I have delivered lessons each week over this half term and the students all competed against each other.  We had a competition on the morning and on the afternoon. Green Lane were the overall winners on the morning, whilst Ingleton and Gainford took home the trophies in the afternoon.
On Tuesday and Thursday we had 2 sport festivals going on, huge numbers were at both.  All pupils were fantastic, including our Year 10 BTEC Sport students who did an outstanding job as sports leaders.  We received some great feedback and all the primary staff were impressed with our sport leaders.
There will be a write up in the Teesdale Mercury on Wednesday so watch out!


Cash for Kids

Posted on: December 6th, 2017 by HD No Comments

Thank you so much for the gift donations so far for Cash for Kids. We will be dropping all gifts off on Fri 22nd Dec! The gifts need to be new, unwrapped and suitable for children ages between 0-18 years old. Thank you again for your support!

Sports update

Posted on: December 6th, 2017 by HD No Comments
The U15 girls rugby team won the U15 Durham Plate.
Year 10 Netball girls still unbeaten in the league with two games to go.