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  • The Bishop's Stortford High School
    London Road
    Bishop's Stortford
    Hertfordshire
    CM23 3LU
  • Head: Dale Reeve
  • T 01279 868686
  • F 01279 868687
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.tbshs.org
  • A state school for boys aged from 11 to 19.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Hertfordshire
  • Pupils: 1200; sixth formers: 350 (118 girls)
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Open days: Held in Autumn please see our website for details
  • 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 Outstanding 1
      • Personal development, behaviour and welfare Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 15th March 2017
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 2nd May 2013
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

‘There’s no room for silly haircuts, trainers or shirts hanging out here,’ summed up one parent. She’s not wrong - these boys look super-smart all the time, thanks to the high standards of dress, including compulsory blazers, which are expected from the pupils. 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…

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What the school says...

Educating approximately 1200 students, The Bishop’s Stortford High School provides a single-sex education for boys in Years 7 to 11 and has a large co-educational sixth form, of which a third are female students.
We pride ourselves on being an academic school built on traditional principles and high standards, within a Christian ethos, which is reflected in our excellent results. In March 2017 Ofsted judged the school to be Outstanding in every category with their report, which I urge you to read, highlighting our many strengths and the great opportunities we provide. ...Read more

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Headmaster

Since 2014, 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,’ said 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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Who came from where

Who goes where

Special Education Needs

Nov 09.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
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
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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Further reading

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Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

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