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Geography Club Water Festival

Festival picOn Friday 24th June Water Explorer (Geography Club) hosted its very own ‘water festival’. We celebrated access to clean and healthy water, at the same time creating awareness of those people around the world less fortunate than us.
We set up stalls and played games to raise money for the ‘water explorer’ charity. These included:
  •  Guess the number of sweets in the bottle (Congratulations to Ja’lan from 7M who guessed the closest number to 143 sweets!)
  • ·Bowling over water bottles as skittles
  • ·Cake sale​
    Overall the club are succeeding in many great challenges, and are well on their way receiving an award at a presentation in London.

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School Choir sing proud at St Paul’s

1 - 54.jpgThe school choir sang their hearts out on Tuesday 14th June to a large congregation at St Paul’s cathedral. The choir were invited by the President of the London Diocesan branch of the Mothers Union to sing at the cathedral to mark the 140th anniversary of the Mothers Union. The Choir, with several new members, sang the gospel songs ‘Stronghold’ and ‘Speak to me in my Father’s voice’. The cathedral broke into applause for the choir and at the end of the service they were greeted by many comments of high praise. The choir will be performing at the school Foundation Service when Bishop Rob will be visiting us on Thursday 7th July 2016.

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GCSE Fine Art and Textiles exam project.

1 - 9Past, Present and / or Future is the 2016 title for the GCSE Fine Art and Textiles exam project. Students completed a period of 8-10 weeks  to develop their ideas through preparatory studies before spending two days in the Art department realising their final outcome as part of the 10 hour, controlled assessment.

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Ramadan at Bishop Stopford’s

ramadan imageIn  our school assemblies we have been explaining the importance of Ramadan for Muslims. He has included a description of the rituals that take place throughout Ramadan along with an exploration in the idea of fasting.

Throughout Ramadan all Muslim members of the Stopfordian family will be able to meet daily in the School Library from 1.40pm, Monday to Thursday, for the Dhuhr prayer, and on Friday for the weekly regular  prayer /Jumm’ah at 1:30 pm.

The School Choir at St Paul’s Cathedral

1 (13)The school will be performing at St Paul’s Cathedral on Tuesday 14th June. This is part of the Mothers’ Union service of thanksgiving. The service will start at 6.30pm and will conclude at 8.00pm. If you anyone wishes to come along and support the choir  at the Cathedral you are most welcome.

farmDear Parent/Guardian,

I am pleased to inform you of the Year 7 Geography trip to Holyfield Hall working farm, which will be taking place on Thursday 23rd June 2016.

This is an opportunity for your son/daughter to experience a working crop and dairy farm first hand, before they begin studying the topic of ‘Agriculture’ in Geography lessons.

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End of half term arrangements


BSSnewlogowebDear Parent(s)/Carer(s)

We are fast coming to the end of another busy half term and I would like to take this opportunity to wish our students and their families a well-earned break next week.

As has been the case previously, our end of half term arrangements involve a slightly amended school day with the schedule for Friday 27th May as follows:

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London Metropolitan University Trip on Wednesday the 13th July 2016 during the Challenge Week.

free-vector-london-metropolitan-university_034137_london-metropolitan-universityDear Parent(s)/Carer(s) of students in Year 10

We would like to inform you of a trip that has been organised by the London Metropolitan University on Wednesday the 13th July 2016 during the Challenge Week.

Th trip is an excellent opportunity for your son/daughter to gain an insight into university life and will provide them with valuable information about higher education and what it entails.

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Year 9 Geography field trip

BSSnewlogowebI am pleased to inform you of the Year 9 Geography field trip to Walton-on-the-Naze, which will be taking place on Friday 17th June 2016.

Your son/daughter is being offered this opportunity to experience a coastal area first hand, before they begin their Geography GCSE course in September.

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Christian Aid Week 2016

Christian-Aid-Big-brekkie-logoThis year Christian Aid week is focussed around the idea of saving a life by having a sausage sarnie. At school sausage sandwiches will be on sale for £1 on Thursday 19th May in the morning from 8.10am to 8.30am with all the money going to Christian Aid. Please remind your child to bring a pound to school for this fundraising appeal. More information can be found on the Christian Aid website Many thanks for your support in extending God’s love into our world in the season of Pentecost.

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This week’s theme for collective worship is Respect & Consideration and the weekly Bible reading is taken from John 10:31-35

John 10:31-35King James Version (KJV)


31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.

32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?

33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.

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The school Easter celebrations

20160418_084541The school Easter celebrations continued during Key Stage 3 assembly this morning when Father Nigel visited us to bless and commission our Paschal Candle for 2016.

The candle was lit from a fire to symbolise a new start and beginning. The 2016 candle will be used every morning in assemblies and to light the daily candle that burns in the school reception. It is a symbolism of God’s presence with us at school throughout the year ahead. Continue reading to see some photos 

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GCSE information evening on Thursday 21st April

BSSpostlogoDear Parents,

We would like to invite you and your child to a GCSE information evening on Thursday 21st April. Year 10 is obviously a crucial time for all students and in turn this information evening is an opportunity for us to provide you and your child with guidance and advice on how to manage this very important part of their educational career.

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This week’s theme for collective worship is Responsibility and the weekly Bible reading is taken from John 21 1-19

cross2Jesus and the Miraculous Catch of Fish

21 Afterward Jesus appeared again to his disciples, by the Sea of Galilee.[a] It happened this way: Simon Peter, Thomas (also known as Didymus[b]), Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples were together. “I’m going out to fish,” Simon Peter told them, and they said, “We’ll go with you.” So they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.

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Dates for Your Diary

BSSpostlogoDear Parents/Carers

I do hope this letter finds you in the best health despite the recent wet weather and that you and your families have had a happy and successful start to the New Year. I wish you and yours every happiness and success for 2016.


Dates for Your Diary

  • Thursday, 28th April – Year 6 Transition Evening
  • Friday, 6th May – Year 7 Reports issued home
  • Monday, 23rd May – KS3 exams
  • Monday, 20th June – Year 10 and Year 12 trial exams
  • Thursday, 14th July – Year 9 reports issued home
  • Friday, 15th July – Year 10 reports issued home with exam results;

exam results issued to parents for Year 7 and Year 8

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Mr Woods’ end of term letter to parents

BSSpostlogoDear Parents / Carers
I would like to wish you all a happy, blessed and Holy Easter. The term has sped by as usual and we are now in our last day in school.  I have just spoken to our Year 11 students in assembly to wish them well in their Easter revision.  Many of them will be in school over the next two weeks for additional lessons, consolidating learning or revising.  I’m sure you will encourage your child, if in year 11, to attend every one of these sessions.

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