Bishop Stopford School

Secondary
Post 16

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Headlands
Kettering
NN15 6BJ
01536 503503
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Pupils
1488
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Ages
11 - 18
Gender
Gender
Mixed
Building
Type
Academy - Converter mainstream
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(27/3/08)
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86%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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Bishop Stopford is an oversubscribed school. It serves an area which is mostly socially and economically advantaged. It is larger than average in size and gained specialist status in technology in 1993. Students are mainly White British, with nearly 7% from minority ethnic groups, all of whom speak English fluently. The proportion of students identified with learning difficulties and/or disabilities is growing, although it remains below the national average. The proportion of students eligible for free school meals is below the national average. The school has achieved a number of quality marks, for example the Healthy Schools Gold award, and awards for art, sport and information and communication technology (ICT). The school has also been successful in being awarded the Financial Management Standard in Schools.

Bishop Stopford School Catchment Area Map

This pupil heat map shows where pupils currently attending the school live.

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This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the last School Census collected by the Department for Education. It is a visualisation of where pupils lived at the time of the last School Census (released annually in July).

Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

For some schools, the heat map may be a useful indicator of the catchment area but our heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps. Catchment area maps, published by the school or local authority, are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas for a single admission year.

This information is provided as a guide only. The areas from which pupils are admitted to a school can change from year to year to reflect the number of siblings and pupils admitted under high priority admissions criteria.

3 steps to help parents gather catchment information for a school:

  1. Look at our heat maps. They give a useful indicator of the general areas that admit pupils to the school. This visualisation is based on all attending pupils present at the time of the last School Census.
  2. Use the link to the Local Authority Contact (above) to find catchment area information based on a single admission year. This is very important if you are considering applying to a school.
  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

See Pupil heat maps FAQs for more information about the source of pupil heat map data.

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News & events from Bishop Stopford School

Last update: 02 May 2019

SIXTH FORM OPEN AFTERNOONS - JANUARY 2016

Sixth Form Open Afternoons

Thursday 7th January 2016 1.30 – 3.00 pm

Friday 15th January 2016 1.30 – 3.00 pm

Tuesday 26th January 2016 1.30 – 3.00 pm

Wednesday 27th January 2016 1.30 – 3.00 pm

To book a place and for further information please call 01536 359422

Or email [email protected]

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