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A concerted effort to improve results through academic rigour, targeting and ‘working smarter’ has paid off – now among top 20 UK co-ed independent schools. Without five centuries of history to draw on, Bishop’s Stortford College isn’t widely known, but is among the generation of schools founded in the Victorian era that are quietly succeeding. ‘The school expects a lot from the children and as a parent that is exactly what I want,’ said one parent. Despite…

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Bishop's Stortford College is large enough to provide an exceptional range of opportunities, yet small enough for students to be known and valued. At the heart of the value offered are the people. It is the infectious enthusiasm, imagination and dedication of staff, which, in partnership with parents, enables pupils to grow into well-rounded, skilful, caring and confident young people, equipped and ready for the adventures and opportunities life has to offer. ...Read more

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Headmaster

Since 2011, Mr Jeremy Gladwin BSc MEd. Educated at The King’s School, Worcester (chorister) and Whitgift School in south Croydon. Graduated from Durham in geography, taught at Shrewsbury School for 15 years, rising to become head of geography and housemaster, then deputy headmaster at the Royal Hospital School, and headmaster of St Edmund’s, Canterbury. Decided to apply for second headship as 'the opportunity to lead Bishop’s Stortford College was too good to miss'. Recently took a masters in education at Cambridge, focusing on ‘educational leadership and school improvement’, the completion of which has prompted his appointment to HMC committee for professional development. ‘Heads are lonely,’ he says; ‘they need more support. That way we might be able to tackle the current high rate of attrition.’ Also an inspector for both ISI and Ofsted (boarding)....

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Special Education Needs

At Bishop's Stortford College, pupils who have a special educational need, eg dyslexia, are welcomed at all stages of the school, providing they are deemed able to cope in the mainstream classroom, with support on a withdrawal basis; a 40-minute lesson on a one-to-one basis each week. This support is with either the SENCO of the other member of the Learning Support team. Both specialist teachers hold the Diploma in Specific Learning Difficulties (Dip SPLD). The pupil identified with a need, will then be given a pupil profile outlining difficulties with suggested strategies for learning, together with targets. Staff will be aware of the level of support that the pupil is being given by the Learning Support team. 09-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
Genetic
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
Not Applicable
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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