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  • Bishop Stopford School
    NN15 6BJ
  • Head: Margaret Holman Ba Ma
  • T 01536 503503
  • F 01536 503217
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  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Northamptonshire
  • Pupils: 1,463; sixth formers: 397
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Open days: Monday 3rd July 2017 and Tuesday 4th July 2017
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 27th March 2008
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Whilst on our tour we listened to a keen discussion in year 7 geography about flooding, had a quick chat to year 10 maths students who were revising for a test, spent time with year 11 artists who were happy to show off their work and popped in to say hello to year 12 biology on our travels. All teachers were welcoming, as were pupils.  All parents, whether of new year 7s or sixth formers, spoke about the school’s reputation for pastoral care and said this reputation was a strong factor for picking the school...

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What the school says...

Converted to an academy 2011.

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2002 Margaret Holman (late 50s). English literature at Newcastle, PGCE from Nottingham. From a family of teachers and always knew she wanted to join them: ‘I have never questioned why I’m doing this job.’ Started in a comprehensive in Bristol before joining Bishop in 1984, her second job. ‘It was my lucky day when I got the job here.’ Promoted every three or four years until headship in 2002. She is now enrolling children of past pupils, ‘and it’s lovely to see them again.’ Her own son attended, before getting a place at Cambridge. Smart, chatty, friendly and slightly glam. Very warm, welcoming and friendly, loved by parents and pupils. She mentors pupils from year 10 and 11 - all the leadership team members do - but no longer teaches. ‘She’s at every...

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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