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Year 8 Enrichment led by Oxford University


On the 15th January, twenty Year 8 students joined other local schools in a University Taster Session led by  Oxford University.  During the day the students engaged in aspects of learning that were different from their normal school day.  These included University research techniques, International languages, Theology and Neuroscience.  Our students were highly commended by the University staff for the breadth of questions asked and enthusiasm to participate in all of the activities.  Pictured are our students participating in the sessions.

Mr Jennings
Whole School Enrichment​


Safer Internet Day 2019 – ’Together for a better Internet’

Dear Parents/ Carers,#

Last Tuesday 5th February 2019 was Safer Internet Day and throughout the week we encouraged our students to engage with the advice and support offered by ‘UK Safer Internet Centre’ and ‘ThinkUKnow’ (Child Exploitation Online Protection).

These organisations also provide advice and support for parents and carers in terms of safer internet use and greater awareness of safety when using social media. Their websites provide excellent information and activities for parents which are very easy to access and use.

The main theme of 2019’s Safer Internet Day was consent in the digital world and therefore an opportunity for parents and carers to offer support in how young people tackle digital consent within relationships and friendships as well as how online services use the data we provide.

The ‘ThinkUKnow’ website provides sound advice on how to notice and deal with a range of issues such as exploitation, inappropriate image sharing and online safety. We highly recommend that parents and carers engage with this information and use it with their children.

Please also feel free to contact the school if you would like any further information regarding safer internet use.
Kind regards.
Mr G Lyle,
Deputy Headteacher

Year 11 Trial Exams

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please be advised that Year 11 trial exams will be held during the weeks beginning Monday 11th February and Monday 25th February. Your child will receive an individual timetable for the exams today during form time.

In order to prepare for these exams your child has access to a range of resources provided by their classroom teachers. Students are encouraged to use google classroom through their Bromcom login, as well as a number of other online platforms including Seneca learning. In many subjects revision guides have been made available to purchase and teachers have made recommendations as to the most suitable guides available. Please find attached a
document outlining how you can best help your child succeed in each subject.

For general exam advice and for links on how to get help dealing with exam stress and anxiety please advise your child to join the ‘Exam help’ google classroom, ypqqam.

We recommend that you child puts together a revision timetable which enables them to plan their revision time between now and the exams. Pupils should remember to study in manageable chunks and take regular breaks. We strongly advise that pupils do not have access to their mobile phones during revision sessions so that they can be fully focused on the work and not on social media.

We wish your child the best of luck in these examinations.

Kind regards,

Dr Daniels



Nicole Daniels

Assistant Headteacher – Raising Progress and Outcomes


Year 11 Trial Exams

Year 11 trial exams will take place over two weeks.

  • The first of these will be 11-14th February.
  • On the 15th February all Year 11 pupils are out of school on the Science Bodyworks trip.
  • 18th – 22nd of February is half term week when students will be expected to revise.
  • The second week of trial exams will take place 25th Feb to 1st March.

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Weather warning

Dear Parents and Carers, 

Whilst it has been quite mild up until now, the forecasters are beginning to talk about a change in the weather and it is likely that we will see some snow at some point this term. As a precaution I thought it useful to remind parents about our procedure for snow days.

It is always my intention to remain open whatever the weather whenever possible and I am proud that last year we lost very little learning time because of the weather.

In the unlikely event that we are not able to open because the school site is not safe or insufficient staff are able to get to school a notice will be added to the front page of the school website and an email to parents will be sent by 6.30am. If no such actions have been taken, please assume the school is open as usual.  If the school has to be closed then we will always aim to open again on the next day.

Very occasionally, it has been necessary to close the school early to ensure that the students are able to get home safely when a weather event is closing in. If this were the case, we would email and text message parents by 1.00pm.  Again, if the school has to be closed early then we will always aim to open again on the next day.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs T Day, NPQH, BA (hons)




Speech Evening – Wednesday 9th January 2019

Dear Parents/ Carers,

As you may know, we will be having our annual Speech Evening this Wednesday 9th January 2019.  Speech Evening is a special celebration of our students who will be receiving awards on the night for their continued endeavour and success throughout the academic year.

In order to prepare for the evening, school will finish early for students on Wednesday 9th January.  They will be dismissed for home at 1.15pm. 

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Bishops Ski 2020 – First meeting 17th January 2019

We are excited to announce that the trip to Austria has had enough uptake and will be going ahead, there are still some spaces available, however you need to get in quick as first meeting is the 17th January 2019 at 5.45pm in E19, where you will receive your Ski Pack and all the information you will need in relation to this holiday of a lifetime. Look forward to seeing you then. Please contact for further information. ​

Kind Regards,
Tracy Dorrington    

Head of Year 11 and Head of Drama and Performing Arts


Bishop Stopford’s School will be supporting the North Enfield Foodbank this December

Dear staff and students, 

I am happy to inform you that Bishop Stopford’s School will be supporting the North Enfield Foodbank this December.

Every day people in the UK go hungry for many reasons, but just a small box of food can make a big difference. 

Foodbanks provide emergency food to people in crisis and their need is increasingly important during the winter period. North Enfield Foodbank is part of The Trussell Trust’s network of foodbanks that work to tackle food poverty and hunger across the UK.

Bishop Stopford’s School has arranged to donate to North Enfield Foodbank on the 14th December. 

It would be appreciated if you could donate non-perishable food items from the list below.

These are the dates in which the foodbank will collect donations from the school this winter:

Tuesday 4th December 2018
Thursday 6th December 2018
Monday 10th December 2018
Wednesday 12th December 2018
Friday 14th December 2018

Donation boxes will be held in the reception area and brought to the green space by Year 10 volunteers and Year 7 form captains. One to two pupils will be responsible for each form in taking their form’s donations to reception during form time on the allocated days.

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Childline non-uniform day- Wear it Blue – Wednesday 21st November. – £1

This is confirmation that we shall be having a non-uniform day on Wednesday 21st November.

We will be raising money for Childline as part of Anti-Bullying Week and students will be expected to make a donation of £1.

It will once again be a ‘Wear it Blue’ theme so students should try to wear something blue; but they may also wear odd socks if they wish as this is the 2018 Anti-Bullying Week non-uniform theme.

Enrichment events recognising Armistice Day


As we approach the 100 Year anniversary of Armistice Day on 11th November 2018 some of our students are participating in enrichment activities in local and National events to mark this important day in our history.  Zunara will march for the Sea Cadets at the Lord Mayor’s Show in London and also the Enfield Memorial event whilst Payishka will mark the event with the local Ambulance Cadets.  We are proud to see our students working in community activities beyond the school.

Mr Jennings – Whole School Enrichment

Lunch time – Field football


BBC Radio 5 live – In Short, From Liverpool player to international chess competitor

A reminder to students / staff: Chess Club every Friday’s lunchtime in the library.Premier league footballer explains why he plays and how he got into chess!  Mr Sallion



From Liverpool player to international chess competitor, In Short – BBC Radio 5 live

Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold takes on the World Chess Champion