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Speech Evening this 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


Curriculum Drop Down Day Monday 10th December 2018

On Monday 10th December 2018 we are having a Curriculum Drop-Down Day.  This means that as well as having some of their normal lessons students between Years 7-11 will also be having some special sessions on some different topics.  Students will have 2 normal lessons and 3 special sessions on the day.  The overall theme for the day is ‘Respect’ and the sessions will cover topics such as E-Safety, Respecting the Environment, Respecting each other and Respecting the Law.  There will also be opportunities for some student to look at vocational skills. 

The school day timings will be as normal and students should attend in full uniform as normal.  They should also go to their normal classrooms for the sessions unless told otherwise.

G Lyle

Deputy Headteacher – Character, Culture and Community

Letter from Headteacher

Dear Parents/ Carers,

Christmas is always an exciting time of year when the school and community come together to celebrate and rejoice. The school has a whole host of events listed below and we look forward to sharing them with you and our Bishop Stopford’s family.

On Thursday 6th December the school will be holding its annual Christmas Fayre in the school hall. This will commence at 2.30pm and go on until 5pm. Parents and pupils are all welcome to attend. The school will be closed on Friday 7th December for staff training.
The School Community Carol Service will be held on Thursday 13th December 2018 in the school. This celebration of Christmas will feature the school choir, worship group, primary school performances, traditional music and readings. All parents and friends are welcome to attend this event.

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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.

Year 11 Trial Exam Timetable 2018

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 8.30am: Students arrive at school as normal and go straight to line up. They will be directed to the Sports Hall/relevant classroom from there by form tutors and Head of Year.

11.15am – Students go to normal lessons unless they have an exam. For students in an exam, they go to line up on these days and will be directed to the Sports Hall/relevant classroom.

12.20pm – Students go to the canteen for lunch and afternoon exam prep – supervised by SLT and normal Period 4 teachers.

1.00pm – Students go to line up. They will be directed to their exam by duty SLT and normal period 4 teachers.


Year 11 Trial Exam Timetable – Student Version

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