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  • The Bishop's Stortford High School
    London Road
    Bishop's Stortford
    CM23 3LU
  • Head: Dale Reeve
  • T 01279 868686
  • F 01279 868687
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  • A mainstream state school for boys aged from 11 to 19
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Hertfordshire
  • Pupils: 1193
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Open days: Held in Autumn please contact for information
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Current Ofsted grade: Good on 2nd May 2013
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 15th May 2008
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

The school is heavily research-based, with one member of staff dedicated entirely to encouraging teachers in the area of research and development, with the ultimate aim of innovating their teaching. One pupil said, ‘We are encouraged to be creative and challenge, which makes for lively classes,’ whilst another reported, ‘There’s no spoon-feeding here.’

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Music Performance: Group at an English Comprehensive School (Grade 5 Music or Dance)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Additional Mathematics FSMQ at an English Comprehensive School (Free standing Maths Qual Level 3)

What The Good Schools Guide says


Since January 2014, Mr Dale Reeve, previously deputy head of Leventhorpe School, and a maths specialist. He attended a state comprehensive in Harlow, after which he did a maths degree at Essex University and a PGCE at Leicester University. This is the sixth school he’s worked at.

Lives locally with his wife and two young children and comes across as an affable and traditional family man, who is firm but fair. Certainly never one to keep students at arm’s length, often getting stuck right in with their activities. ‘It’s brilliant that he coaches. My son is a very shy boy and he connected with him straight away,’ says one parent. Other remarks from parents include, ‘He has a great manner with the boys and parents’ and ‘Everyone likes and respects him.’

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Special Education Needs

Nov 09.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
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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