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Sixth Form are launching a book club !

PrintDear colleagues,

The Sixth Form are launching a book club to which staff are invited.

The first book will be ‘The Book Thief’ by Markus Zusak. If you’d like to take part please read the book and we will have a discussion group in the new library 4 weeks into the next half term – around about 25th November. Please let me know if you are taking part so that I have an idea of numbers.

Many thanks, Rob Smith.


Geography Trip to Canary Wharf

1Last week, ten lucky Year 8 students who are part of the Geography ‘Water Explorer’ Club, were invited to visit HSBC Headquarters in Canary Wharf. Chosen from 500 teams from across the country; Tylan, Zayn, Reilly, Savvas, Antonio, Alexander, Anna, Rachael, Rianna and Pilar competed at the National Celebration Event.



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Pineapple Punch Festival

image0024Dear all,
Please find below the information for Saturday’s Black History Month event at the Dugdale centre, in Enfield.
Please invite your friends and family to the day. There is information on the tickets and how to get a discount below.
Our Choir will be performing between 12.30 and 13.00pm.
If any member staff is available to assist Judith between 11.45 and 13,00pm please can you let me know asap.

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Bishop Stopford’s graded OUTSTANDING in the SIAMS inspection

117On Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th July the school underwent a SIAMS inspection. A SIAMS inspection focuses on the distinctive Christian nature of the school, the quality of the worship and the teaching and learning within the RE department. The outcome was extremely positive and Bishop Stopford’s was graded OUTSTANDING across all aspects of the inspection.

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DT Challenge Day

5Year 9’s worked in Design Technology to produce a wall display for the canteen. The display is a reproduction of The Eatwell Guide which represents the government’s recommendation on healthy eating and achieving a balanced diet.
Students worked industriously, applying their skills and knowledge of textiles, graphics and resistant materials to produce colourful and creative food items.


Art Challenge Day

3.jpgThis year 11 year 9’s will be repainting the
Art Foyer and transform into exhibition space.

The Challenge

Stage 1 – Preparation – Removing existing display and Preparing walls  (Day 1)
Stage 2 -Painting Art Foyer (Day 1 and Day 2)
Stage 3- Art Exhibition -Organizing and displaying work in Art Foyer (Day 2)​

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Science Challenge Day

Students had to design a streamlined rocket that was able to launch an egg and return it to earth unbroken.  This was a fun, but very wet challenge enjoyed by all..  Students had to design a NASA style logo for their rocket and stick to a budget when designing their finished article,.  Students completed a project brief illustrating why they chose certain features of their rocket.

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The School Foundation Service 2016

117On Thursday 7th July Bishop Rob, the Bishop Edmonton, visited us to celebrate the school’s Foundation.  The service saw the presentation of the school scrolls, by the newly appointed prefects and Bishop Rob preached about the importance of values and community. It was a fantastic occasion with the pupil worship group leading all the singing, the School Choir performing under the leadership of Karen Gibson and the steel pan group playing the processional music. Prayers were offered by the Year 7 students for the Stopfordian family and benefactors of the school as the school moves into its 49th year.

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Enfield Clergy Chapter Meeting

On Tuesday 5th July Bishop Stopford’s hosted the Enfield Clergy Chapter meeting. Pupils from Year 7 meet with the clergy and hosted Morning Prayer in the school chapel. .
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The meeting marked the end of Rev Richard James’ and Rev Chris Mitchell’s term as Area Deans. They will be succeeded by Rev Stuart Owen


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.