You may have heard by now that there was an accident involving the bus from Belmont via Holme Lacy to school this morning. The coach was forced to veer off the road and ended up on its side in a field. The majority of the students on the bus attend St Mary’s and 4 attend Bishop’s. As you can appreciate all of the children were badly shaken; a number suffered cuts and bruises and were taken to hospital, others were collected by parents from the scene or St Mary’s.
The emergency services attended and were superb in their care and attention to our youngsters. Both schools sent staff immediately to meet the students at the scene and they accompanied the children to hospital. Incidents like this are very worrying but fortunately very rare. Sadly the driver was seriously injured and our prayers go out to her and her family. Anyone who is affected by the events will be offered further support and counselling.
I wanted to let you know as I am sure there will be a lot of rumours and I wanted to be sure that you had the facts, as we understand them.
We are all very grateful that the accident was not even more serious than it was.
"At Bishop’s we aim to be a “vibrant Christian learning community” enabling students to flourish academically and socially. Our central ethos of care, respect for the needs of others, courtesy and a warm community feel provides an atmosphere where our students can make the very best of their talents to achieve success and are inspired to chase their dreams." ..... Sara Catlow-Hawkins Headteacher
OFSTED - 2012
“The school is imbued with a very strong ethos and one aspect of this is a very constructive climate for learning.”
We are pleased to let you know the outcome of our OFSTED inspection which took place on the 12th and 13th September, 2012. Overall the school achieved a GOOD classification against the new tougher standard that was introduced on 1st September, 2012. For the full report please click here.