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Thursday 27th April 2017 at 5 pm – 6 pm

PrintApril 2017

Dear Parents/Carers
Year 6 into Year 7 Transition Evening

I would like to welcome you and your son/daughter to our Year 6 into Year 7 Transition Evening on Thursday 27th April 2017, from 5pm to 6pm.  I look forward to meeting with you, and working in partnership to ensure your child’s time with us is a successful and positive experience.

The evening will be an opportunity for you to meet the Senior Leadership Team and the Head of Year who will be looking after your child prior to joining the Stopfordian family in September.

I look forward to meeting you and your son/daughter and hope that your association with the school will be a long and happy one.

Yours sincerely
Ms  Day
Headteacher

Transition Letter

Yr10 Football Borough Cup Finalists

Yr10 Borough Final 2017The Year 10 Football Team were the first team in recent history to make it to a Borough Cup Final after a fantastic run beating some good schools on the way. The final was against Enfield Grammar school and the team did extremely well but were beaten 4-2 in a very competitive game. The boys were a credit to their school and very gracious in defeat knowing they had put everything into the game. They should be very proud of their achievement.

Emotional Wellbeing

PrintAs you are probably aware from items on the news the government have announced plans to make improving mental health a priority.

The charity Young minds reports that there are 850,000 children who have mental health problems and that there are three children in every classroom who have a diagnosable mental health disorder.

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Year 10 Enfield Basketball Champions

sports1The Year 10 Basketball team continued their amazing unbeaten run by winning the Year 10 Borough Competition to go with their wins in Year 8 and Year 9. They Won all of their 6 group games with efficiency, teamwork and incredible skill and this put them in the Final against Edmonton County. The group game between the two was a very close affair with the Final continuing in the same way until 3 consecutive 3 points gave Bishops a healthy lead which never came under threat.

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Lent 2017

 lentSince the early days of Christianity the 40 days before Easter have been observed with great devotion. It became the custom of Christians to prepare for this through penitence and fasting.

Therefore all Stopfordians are invited to observe Lent, by entering into a period of self-examination and repentance; by prayer, self-denial; and by focusing on God’s holy word. Continue reading

International Women’s Day

international-womens-dayIn order to commemorate this significant day, the school council have planned a series of events that highlight the significance of women throughout history and in the world today.  Over the coming week, as well as learning about the contributions of women to the subjects that we study, students will be considering issues of inequality and the experience of women around the world.  Students will have the opportunity to take part in debates, whole school competitions and fund raising activities, all of which will focus on this important global issue.

Ms Ella Moynihan
Deputy Headteacher for Teaching and Learning
SLT link for Year 10 and 11

World Book Week

worldbookdayBishop Stopford’s School are celebrating ‘World Book Week’, during the course of this week pupils have the opportunity to get involved in a number of different literacy events from debating whether Donald Trump is a hero or villain, read a book in a day event, speaking and listening activity day, staff book swap, student book sale, spoken word competition, teen poetry and Yr12 & 13 reading event.

It’s sure to be a fantastic week!

World Book Week timetable of events

Year 10 Enfield Basketball Champions

IMG_3225The Year 10 Basketball team continued their amazing unbeaten run by winning the Year 10 Borough Competition to go with their wins in Year 8 and Year 9. They Won all of their 6 group games with efficiency, teamwork and incredible skill and this put them in the Final against Edmonton County. The group game between the two was a very close affair with the Final continuing in the same way until 3 consecutive 3 points gave Bishops a healthy lead which never came under threat. Continue reading

Internet safety day

Screen Shot 2017-02-08 at 10.55.13This year it will be celebrated globally with the slogan ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’.

Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.

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School Opening Information

School Opening Information

On very rare occasions severe weather and transport difficulties can cause an emergency school closure. In these challenging circumstances we aim to keep the school open as much as we can, when it is safe to do so. Our priorities will always be the safety of the students, the functionality of the site, safe travelling conditions and safe staffing levels.

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Candle Light Concert

iconBishop Stopford’s School request the pleasure of your company for a

Candle Light Concert

Wednesday 18th Jan 2017
6.30pm sharp (Main hall)
Entry £3 Includes light refreshments

Performances include Year 11 string quartet compositions
& year 11 instrumental performances

Everything that was created received its life from him, and his life gave light to everyone.’

pic5On Tuesday 20th December the school hall was crammed full of students and parents for the school carol service. There were some excellent readings by the students and fantastic singing by the Worship Group and the School Choir. The service ended with a celebration of light with ‘glow sticks’ to mark the words from John Ch1. ‘Everything that was created received its life from him, and his life gave light to everyone.’