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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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Easter Sessions 2016

BSSpostlogoDear Parent/Guardian

In order to further support your child with their GCSE exam preparation, we will be running a number of study sessions over the Easter holiday for all Year 11 students.

These sessions have proved exceptionally valuable in the past and are and ideal opportunity for students to enhance their knowledge and skills in identified subject areas. With GCSE exams only a few weeks away, it is highly recommended that your child attend every session timetabled for them.

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Easter Services 2016

102.jpgTo a symbol of Holy Week and Jesus’ journey to the cross the school processed from the school playground to St James’ Church for the end of term services. Ian Gallagher, from St James’ lead the service, and blessed the pupils with their palm crosses in the playground before the procession to church.

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A Cupcake Fairytale: … dreams still come true by Deborah Akinsulire

1 (11)Deborah Akinsulire was born in London, England. She grew up in Enfield and attended St James C of E Primary School where she started to write short stories while she was still in Year 4. Deborah is currently a student of Bishop Stopford’s Secondary School where her passion for writing has been strengthened enough to write novel-sized books. Inspired by the author, Cathy Cassidy, her ambition to write a book became even stronger after her mum published her own book “Marriage and In-Laws”. Deborah lives in London with her parents and siblings – Festus and Mary.

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Bishops and Ledley King at the Opening of the Lea Valley Footgolf Course

IMG_122716 Year 7 students were amongst the first in the borough to try their luck at the new Footgolf Course that has recently opened at the Lea Valley Golf Course on Mollison Avenue. The school was invited along to the open day to test out the facilities and try a brand new sport. To help promote the day and the sport, Ex Tottenham Hotspur captain and current club Ambassador Ledley King attended the event and was available on course to sign autographs and have photos taken with the students. Ledley, who played 321 times for Spurs and 21 times for England was asking the students what they thought of the sport and the facilities and the response from the students was very positive.

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The Bishop Stopford’s Lent Focus 2016


A massive thank you to everyone who ‘gave up’ an item of clothing for our Lent focus 2016. We have been reflecting on this in our Collective Worship throughout Lent and managed to fill 50 large bags. These were collected from school by the ‘Phil the Bag’ organisation this morning. Later the school will be concluding our Lent focus 2016,

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Water Workshop

61On Friday 18th March, Year 7 and 8 students had a Water Workshop delivered to them by a visitor from Thames Water during their Geography lessons. As ‘World Water Day’ is coming up on March 22nd, and with Year 7s just completing the ‘Rivers and Flooding’ topic, this workshop was extremely relevant! Year 8s are also coming to the end of their ‘Resources and the Environment’ topic so they were able to engage and build upon prior knowledge with some extremely inquisitive and inspiring questions.
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Sport Relief @ BSS

WEB.300-7Dear Parents,

As you are possibly aware, this weekend the charity event Sport Relief begins and we as a school are keen to show our support for this worthy cause. All money raised is used to make a difference right here in the UK and 50% goes towards transforming lives across the world’s poorest countries.

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