As 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.
The 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.
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
In 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
Bishop 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!
The 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
This 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.
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.
Bishop 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
On 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.’
To mark the end of term the entire Stopfordian family met together in the Sports Hall. Mrs Day and Mr Seabrook led the assembly and focused on the words from the nativity story, ‘Peace on earth. Good will to all men.’ This was linked to our Stopfordian Ethos, there was reflection on the past term and time to look ahead.
As the term draws to a close, I would like to thank you for your support in all the work the school has done with our students since September. The Year 11 pupils are about to undertake their mock exams and our Year 7s are now very much part of the Stopfordian Family.
This year sees the launch of the School’s first Christmas Fete on the 9th December. This event is being run and organised by our Sixth Form students on behalf of the homeless charity Crisis. Students, parents, family and friends are welcome to attend this event from 3.30pm-7pm. As a result, the inset day planned for Friday, 9th of December, will be moved to Monday, 12th December. The School will therefore be closed to students on this day.