Dates for Your Diary

BSSpostlogoDear Parents/Carers

I do hope this letter finds you in the best health despite the recent wet weather and that you and your families have had a happy and successful start to the New Year. I wish you and yours every happiness and success for 2016.


Dates for Your Diary

  • Thursday, 4th February – Year 9 Options Evening
  • Monday, 22nd February – Year 11 trial exams start
  • Thursday 10th – March year 11 Parents’ Evening
  • Friday 11th March – Year 12/13 reports issued home
  • Friday, 15th April – Year 8 reports issued home
  • Thursday, 28th April – Year 6 Transition Evening
  • Friday, 6th May – Year 7 Reports issued home
  • Monday, 23rd May – KS3 exams
  • Monday, 20th June – Year 10 and Year 12 trial exams
  • Thursday, 14th July – Year 9 reports issued home
  • Friday, 15th July – Year 10 reports issued home with exam results;

exam results issued to parents for Year 7 and Year 8

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New School promotional video 2016

Please see  our most recent promotional video clip.  We are currently using it when we visit our partner primary schools during their assemblies. Please feel free to share this link with your friends and other members of the community to enhance the awareness of our school.
I hope you can view it securely.

Mr Woods


basketballThe Year 9 Boys Basketball team were crowned Borough Basketball Champions this week after an impressive team performance against Edmonton County School. The Final was held at Bishops on Tuesday 26th January 2016 after both teams had come through a group round and tough Semi Final games. The boys from Bishops overcame Enfield Grammar in the Semi Final to set up the Final but the boys were confident in continuing their 100% win ratio in their Basketball games since they started the school.

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GCSE Options Evening

BSSpostlogoDear Parents/Carers
The GCSE Options Evening  is due to take place on Thursday 4th February at 5.30 pm in the main school hall. This important event which has been arranged for Year 9 students and their parents will discuss the Key Stage 4 option choices we offer at Bishop Stopford’s School. The purpose of the evening is to inform both students and parents of the different choices available, and give them the opportunity to speak to key teachers and Heads of Department.

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Career Carousel 2016

BSSpostlogoWith Year 9 options fast approaching students need to be thinking about their long term plans. Bishop Stopfords held a Year 9 Careers Carousel on the 26th of January to give the students an insight into a range of careers. There was an opportunity for the students to get a flavour of the wide variety of careers available from over twenty professionals who volunteered to the school. The Careers Carousel enhanced the communication skills of our students, encouraged independent inquiry and gave them plenty of inspiration for their own future.

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This week’s theme for collective worship is the Responsibility and the weekly Bible reading is taken from Luke 4 21-30

crossLuke 4:21-30New International Version (NIV)

21 He began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”

22 All spoke well of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his lips. “Isn’t this Joseph’s son?” they asked.

23 Jesus said to them, “Surely you will quote this proverb to me: ‘Physician, heal yourself!’ And you will tell me, ‘Do here in your hometown what we have heard that you did in Capernaum.’”

24 “Truly I tell you,” he continued, “no prophet is accepted in his hometown. 25 I assure you that there were many widows in Israel in Elijah’s time, when the sky was shut for three and a half years and there was a severe famine throughout the land. 26 Yet Elijah was not sent to any of them, but to a widow in Zarephath in the region of Sidon. 27 And there were many in Israel with leprosy[a] in the time of Elisha the prophet, yet not one of them was cleansed—only Naaman the Syrian.”

28 All the people in the synagogue were furious when they heard this. 29 They got up, drove him out of the town, and took him to the brow of the hill on which the town was built, in order to throw him off the cliff. 30 But he walked right through the crowd and went on his way.

Year 11 GCSE trial examinations : Monday 22nd February

BSSpostlogoDear Parents/ Carers

As you will be aware from our school calendar, the second set of trial examinations for Year 11 students are scheduled to take place starting on Monday 22nd February. As usual, students will have exams for all of their GCSE subjects and this is a further opportunity for them to gain valuable practice as they prepare for their final exams in a little over 3 months’ time.    A general timetable detailing the date and time of each of these exams is attached to this letter.

Please note that students will be dismissed to go home straight after their afternoon exam. Please refer to your son/daughter’s individual timetable for exact timings for this. These will be distributed to students by Friday 5th February.

General Trial exam timetable FEBRUARY

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