Personal Development

We at Bishop Stopford's School aim to prepare our students for their future by educating them to be responsible citizens, willing to contribute positively to society with a sense of responsibility, and willing to contribute positively to society with an appreciation of diversity and respect for British values and equality.  This is underpinned by our values of respect, consideration, loyalty, responsibility, and success and supported by our strong Christian ethos.

Our Personal Development Programme is broken down into the following strands:-

  • Character
  • Wellbeing & Community (including RSE)
  • Cultural Capital
  • Careers & Employment
  • Equality & Diversity

As part of this program, students take part in enrichment days, extra-curricular activities, workshops, drop down days, charity events, tutorial sessions, student leadership opportunities, trips, PHSE and RSE lessons.

Through a variety of rich and varied experiences and opportunities, we develop talents and wider skills.

Click here to download our Personal development curriculum map



We recognise that it is important that our students know how to keep themselves safe and how to care for both their mental and physical wellbeing whilst they also develop personal traits, and virtues that will motivate and guide our students to flourish in their community and in society, with confidence and resilience.

Collective Worship, Assemblies & Tutorial 

The form time and Collective Worship Programme combine pastoral themes with a theological focus which enables students to understand the relevance of faith in today’s world by encountering the teachings of Jesus and the Bible and developing an understanding of the Christian belief in the trinitarian nature of God.

The programme is designed to improve high-quality oracy education where students learn to talk through talk.  They will develop and deepen their understanding of personal development and theological topics through oracy, which enables them to learn the skills needed to talk effectively, which increases confidence, improves academic outcomes and  equips students to thrive in life beyond school.

Students will follow a fortnightly programme which deepens their understanding of the topic, which they will demonstrate through a speech or participating in a debate.


We ensure that our careers and employability provision is worthy of acclaim and our Leadership programme enables our students to engage, inspire and achieve.

Underpinned by our values of respect, consideration, loyalty, responsibility and success and supported by our strong Christian ethos.