As we draw to the end of our academic year, I would like to thank the students, parents and staff for what has been another incredibly successful year for Bishop Stopford’s School.
This year we have been reviewing our vision and values to ensure that they enable the school to provide the best possible provision and give the students the best possible grounding for a successful future. The vision seeks to encompass our desire for success, our core values and our underlying Christian Ethos, whilst retaining our strong sense of belonging and family. It gives me great pleasure to be able to share the vision with you now that this have been ratified by Governors.
I would like to congratulate NIKOLA for playing outstadning Chess this year 2019
Mr Sallion – Chess Club
On Tuesday 16th July, Bishop Stopford’s staff and students came together to complete a whole school charity walk in association with Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life schools programme. Ms Williams and Ms Miller were on hand during lunch time selling cakes to prepare students for the event and raise some extra money for the charity. After lunch break we set off at 2pm completing a 45 minute walk around the school site, each lap was 1km in distance and participants could choose the rate at which they competed. It was a fantastic event where the whole school came together in order to raise awareness and money for an important charity. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all participants and thank you for all donations made. Bishop Stopford’s looks forward to organising more events for deserving charities in the future.
As a result of the school cake sale and donations made both on the day and online we have raised over £900 in total for Cancer Research!
A huge thanks for all your efforts yesterday for Sports Day. The day was a huge success with many students taking part and enjoying success from all years. As a department we are all very grateful to everyone who helped in any way in the build up to the day, and on the day itself. The results, which you are welcome to share with students, are as follows…
Congratulations to King Alfred’s house who emerged clear winners. However, if you could remind pupils that anyone who took part earned their house points, and that everyone should be proud of their efforts.
Bishop Stopford’s School is hosting a special event on the school’s site on Tuesday 16th July, 2:00pm as part of Race for Life’s schools programme.
All students will join forces with the teaching and non-teaching staff, to take on cancer and walk, jog or run in aid of Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work.
To help the pupils prepare, teachers have been using a schools’ resource kit specially created by the charity which includes everything needed to stage the event as well as an assembly plan and top fundraising tips.
Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring series of events which raises millions of pounds every year to help fund vital research.
If you wish to donate, please use the following link:
We have created a Twitter account BSS French Paris Trip 2019, @BssTrip, to update you with general information if you want to Follow us. We will not post any pictures of children.
This morning, the new school prefects were initiated during Year 10 assembly. They were issued with their prefect badge, given a gown and sworn in by Ms Pavlou and Mrs Day.
The names of our prefects are:
• Alexander Teevan
• Anna Revidiego
• Denzel Donkor
• Elizabeth Appiagyei
• Mmesoma Ben Nwankwo
• Nanette Adu–Acheampong
• Neveah West-Lawson
• Rachael Chyke
• Rianna Mihali
• Zara Kellner
• Zayn Kaisar
On Friday 5th April 2019, Bishop Stopford’s held its first whole school rewards breakfast in the school canteen. The top 30 students from each year group were selected by their Head of Years. These students were identified as a result of good attendance and demonstrating positive behaviour and excellent scholarship within school. During the breakfast morning, students were treated to a variety of different morning snacks, hot drinks, juices, music and newspapers. There was a really positive atmosphere in the canteen, well done to all of the students selected. There will be more opportunities to celebrate success throughout the school year and we look forward to recognising the hard work and achievement of all Bishop Stopford’s students.
Miss Holland – Head of Year 9
To all students in Year 11,
I would like to say it’s been a pleasure being your Head of Year for the last four years, I would also like to say that I wish you all the best for your exams, remember to take care of yourself, revise wisely, take breaks and make sure that you eat and drink lots of water.
I would like to invite you to attend the Parents’ Evening for Year 10 students. This is an excellent opportunity for all parents and guardians to come along and meet the members of staff who have been teaching your children. For this evening, we are using an online appointment system which will give you the chance to make a 5 minute appointment with each of your child’s subject teachers to discuss progress and achievement, you can also make an appointment with myself as Head of Year.
The new term starts on Tuesday 23rd April 2019 – Students return to school at 9:30am.
As we approach the Easter break, we look forward to rest and rejuvenation. Easter is a time for new beginnings and re-focus. In the 40 days before Easter, Christians observe Lent by entering into a period of self-examination and repentance through prayer. It would be beneficial that all of our students reflect on the past term and their successes, but also that they think carefully about how they can improve and move forward in the next term to strive for excellence.
On the 7th of February 2019, a group of year 10 students had the opportunity to visit Oxford University – St Peter’s Campus. They were given a talk on degrees they can study, facilities and opportunities available followed by a tour of the campus. The students got to share lunch and have a chat with current Oxford students. Later on students were given a tour of Oxford and what it offered. The day ended with students doing a taster course in English where they discussed ‘should books be banned’ a very emotive subject. Students had a very enriching day and got to ask questions about Oxford University and had a taste of what University life might offer. Well done all.
Students attended were: Zara, Monica, Boran, Neo, Raymond, Grace, Rhianna, Alexander, Zayn and Elise.
An amazing start to the new Dance club has seen full capacity at every session. Both boys and girls have been choreographing a street dance performance and have lots of fun on the way!! A reminder to all students/parents that the commitment to extra-curricular activities has a proven impact on exam results whilst reducing stress in young people.
Whole School Enrichment
Dear parents and carers,
Child staying over and in your care – Who knows where they are?
Children are among the most vulnerable members of society and this is intensified when they are unaccounted for and potentially missing. As adults, we have a moral and legal obligation to safeguard them. The Metropolitan police are therefore seeking your assistance to enable the whereabouts of children to be known to those responsible for their care, especially when sleeping away from their usual home address.
Staying Over Letter
Congratulations to Rachael Chyke for her successful performance for Jack Petchey’s “Speak Out” Challenge at St Anne’s Catholic High School. Despite being one of the last contestants to perform, Rachael’s passionate, articulate and inspiring speech “What colour do you see?” energised the entire audience and thoroughly impressed the judges. Rachael came second out of fifteen for the Regional Final – a fantastic achievement!
We are delighted to inform you of a new addition to our programme
starting Thursday 7th March.
We are in the process of setting up a Dance club focusing on Street Dance that will run after school on Thursday’s 3:45 – 4:35pm. This will be FREE and open to all students who can commit to every session. PE kit is required. The aim is for the group to choreograph a performance at the end of the 12 week block. If your child is interested in this they must see Ms Ali (Science) and register their interest. We only have space for 20 students and the start date is Thursday 7th March 2019.
Mr Jennings – Whole School Enrichment
This term we had a visit from Reggie Yates during the Rhema Arts Music & Poetry Workshop.
Little did we know that Reggie Yates was coming to announce that Rhema Arts had won this year’s Aviva Community Fund.
This funding will allow Rhema Art’s to continue working with us & other schools delivering Creative Arts workshops.
Well done to the founder of Rhema Arts Ruth Ekong who is a former student of Bishop Stopford’s School.
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.
Whole School Enrichment