Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to our entire Stopfordian family.

headimageDear Families,

It has been a long term and our year 11 have now completing their mock exams. Well done to them for the very mature and diligent attitude they have adopted throughout. A heartfelt thanks also goes to their teachers and all our staff here at school for their hard work during a long term.


Our year 7 students have firmly established themselves into the school family, working hard and making solid academic progress. Many students have represented the school at sport and regularly take part in the various clubs we have on offer as part of the extracurricular programme available during breaks and after school.

It was lovely to see so many parents at the recent parent evenings for Years 7, 8, 12 and 13. Overall your attendance at these evenings is in excess of 90%. I would like to thank all of you who have filled in our parent questionnaire this term; the results have been extremely encouraging, with well over 90% of parents saying they feel their child is happy at Bishop Stopford’s and that their child is well taught at Bishop Stopford’s. This information is very helpful for me and the staff as we continue to move the school forward.

This term we have continued to build on our relationships with our ‘link’ primary schools. Students from St George’s Freezywater, Carterhatch, Latymer All Saints, St John and St James, St Paul and All Hallows, and Suffolks have attended singing masterclasses and carol concerts here at school.

We return to school on Monday 4th January 2016 at the slighter later time of 9.30am.  This later start is to facilitate important staff training that is taking place before school.  On this date, students should arrive to school promptly ready for line up and registration at 9.35am. Lessons will be as normal from period 2 onwards.  Late detentions will still apply for any student arriving after 9.30am. 

As ever, please always feel free to contact me and the staff on any matters concerning your children.

This comes to you with my sincere and warm greetings for the festive period.


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to our entire Stopfordian family.