Welcome to Bishop Stopford's School
I am delighted to welcome you to Bishop Stopford’s School an Outstanding Christian School, which opened in 1967. This academic year we will be celebrating 50 years of high achievement and academic excellence and I am extremely proud to be the Headteacher of this marvellous school.
The Governors, I and the very experienced team of staff at Bishop Stopford’s School, are committed to a highly inclusive education. ‘Achievement for all in a Christian community’ is at the heart of all our work here. At Bishop Stopford’s school we pride ourselves on achieving excellence through opportunity. We believe that with the right opportunities all of our students can achieve outstanding success. Through high expectation, inspiration and determination we ensure that every child excels. This means that when our students leave us they are well equipped to contribute to society and enjoy every success in their adult lives.
Our school provides a vibrant and exciting environment where students love learning and thrive. Our Outstanding judgement for behaviour and attitude to learning in both our Ofsted and SIAMS inspections are testament to our strong family values which underpin our Stopfordian Ethos. We encourage our students to be caring, thoughtful and responsible. Every individual in our school is highly valued.
We expect everyone at Bishop Stopford’s school to commit to the shared values and to take pride in being part of our exceptional school.
Mrs T Day
Bishop Stopford’s School Mission Statement
Bishop Stopford’s is a Church of England school open to all students. Our mission is to provide first rate teaching, learning and extra-curricular activities within a caring and supportive Christian environment.
The Aims of the School
Bishop Stopford’s School aims in all branches of its life and in all its endeavours to imitate the example of Our Lord Jesus Christ in His teaching, His encouragement of others, His formation of community life, and His compassion for those in need.
To provide a secure, caring and structured environment in which all students, regardless of race or culture, are encouraged to strive for excellence, and to develop self-reliance, self-discipline and self confidence through participation in a wide range of academic, cultural and social activities;
To enable students to enhance their knowledge of the Christian faith, respect for its values and familiarity with the practices of the Church, whilst respecting also the beliefs and values of those of other faiths;
To enable all students to develop through competition and co-operation their academic, physical and social capabilities to the highest possible standards;
To prepare students to enter adult life as active and responsible citizens, and to enable them to develop skills relevant to employment; and
To help students to develop an understanding of the world and society in which we live, a concern for the environment and an awareness of the inter-dependence of individuals, communities and nations.
The Sixth Form has purpose built accommodation. This consists of two study rooms, one with a refreshment area, and teaching rooms. The study room is equipped with computers and laptops and is managed by a permanent member of staff. In addition, nearby computer rooms may be used by Sixth Formers with staff permission when not required by teaching groups. The main school library, with its reference and computer section, can be used throughout the day on the same basis.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Bishop Stopford's School directly.