Question Time with the Archbishop
Yesterday a group of our students enjoyed a Question and Answer session with the Archbishop of Canterbury at Hereford Sixth Form College
Meeting the Archbishop of Canterbury
Another day with the Archbishop at the Cathedral discussing building bridges between education and the church.
NMiTE's Visit to Bishops
Bishops is pleased to welcome NMiTE’s Ingenuity Studio to school this week. Studio 1 is a high-tech studio created from a refurbished shipping container which houses an array of lab-style and low-tech equipment. Our students are able to participate in exciting and innovative problem-solving projects. The projects are delivered by NMiTE’s facilitators and students will experience studying towards a career in engineering through the exploration of ideas, design and making in a practical sense. Our students are having an amazing week taking part in all the activities.
Opening Evening & Open Mornings
New year, New Students
First day back with lots of excited students - particulalry year 7s in their first service at St Paul's with Bishop's.
Exam Results Summer 2019
The Bishop of Hereford’s Bluecoat School is celebrating another year of excellent GCSE results.
We are delighted that in English 64% of our students achieved a strong pass in English and 77% gained a standard pass which is in line with our very aspirational targets for this cohort to be in the top 20% of schools nationally.
In Math’s last year our results put us in the top 9 % of schools nationally. This year we have performed incredibly well again. 57% of students achieved a strong pass and 78% gained a standard pass, again beating the high targets by a significant margin.
Twenty of our students have achieved a grade 7, 8 or 9 in both English and Maths.
Special mention must go to our top performing students Isobel Lawrence Mcqueen (7 x grade 9 and 3 x 8), Oliver Izzard (5x grade 9 with 5 x grade 7 and 8’s), Angus Martin (5 x grade 9), and Ellie Macleod , Jessica Ewing, Charlie Genner, Sam Scot, Jacob Tong and Ethan Forster with exceptional performances.
Headteacher Martin Henton commented:
“I am really proud of the achievements of our students this year who have worked so hard in a climate of challenging national change. Staff have worked tirelessly to support them and helped them to manage the pressure that the new GCSEs present.
We aim to make learning fun and balance the academic demands with a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities for a healthy life balance which students really value”.
13 July 2019
PSFA Fun Run
Well done everybody for finishing, but more importantly taking part.
9 July 2019
Year 4 Science Day
Great to have some year 4 students from a local primary school in for a bit of secondary Science today. Their knowledge of electricity was already impressive.
5 July 2019
Year 11 2019 Prom
The Year 11 Prom was a great success. Both students and staff had a fabulous time!
22 June 2019
Charity Golf Day 2019
A fantastic Bhbs Bishop's Hereford Charity Golf Day. Thanks to everyone involved, over £900 was raised.
03 June 2019
Year 5 Open Day
Bishops is hosting its annual Year 5 Open Morning on Wednesday 10 July 2019. We will have an open door policy with tours of the school at 9.15am and 11.15am. Please contact reception on 01432 347501 to let us know if you are coming.
11 April 2019
St Pauls Church - Car Parking Permit
From this Easter, vehicle access and parking at St Paul’s Church, on a Monday to Friday during term time, between 8:15 and 9:00am and between 2:45 and 3:30 pm will only be available for those with Car Park Permits issued by St Paul’s Childcare Services and on a day when their children are attending St Paul’s Childcare Services.
Despite regular requests for the parents of schoolchildren not to use St Paul's Church drive to drop off their children or park their car, the problem of serious congestion has persisted. This has meant that legitimate users of the car park (ie those taking young children to and from the nursery, Childcare staff, and church service attendees) have been unable to park their cars.
In addition the huge number of vehicle movements has made it very dangerous for the hundreds of pedestrians including many young children going to and from the schools and nursery. An accident is waiting to happen, but together we can stop it. The car park will be regularly patrolled to enforce this requirement and we respectfully seek your co-operation to make St Paul's Church a safe area and a place where users of the premises can park.
Thank you very much for your help and a very Happy Easter.
Rev Nick Armstrong, Vicar of Tupsley & Hampton Bishop
Keith Pratley, Grounds Manager, St Paul’s
Running Man - Andrew Taylor
Andrew Taylor is hard at work training for the London Marathon which takes place on April 28, which he will run in the name of charity Children With Cancer UK.
He has been running for this charity for nearly four years, so far raising nearly £5,000 for his chosen cause.
This will be his second London Marathon and one that he hopes will help to bring hope, support and the chance to ring the bell that signals the end of treatment for all the families that living with cancer.
If you would like to sponsor Mr Taylor his fundraising page is: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/andrew-taylor2019
26 March 2019
Commemorative WW1 Bench Installation
We have a beautiful new WW1 bench which has been installed at the front of school. The bench was commissioned by Marcelle Lloyd Hayes who is our local Councillor for the Ward of Aylestone. Marcelle also sits on the Bluecoat Trust. The bench is to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. We chose the position so that it is both as visible and functional as possible.
22 March 2019
Forensic Science Workshop
Year 9 & 10 enjoyed a forensic science workshop in their lessons on Friday from Education Interaction.
12 March 2019
Reflective and thoughtful communions today in all House's, well done to all students
9 March 2019
Mock Trials Success
BHBS team did themselves proud bring home a trophy for Best Prosecution Team. Not bad for a first attempt. We are very proud of the team.
A group of Year 8 and Year 9 students enjoyed a wonderful visit to the Justice Centre in Hereford. Students watched four cases and had the opportunity to speak to Magistrates and Lawyers about the work they do and matters associated with Law. A highlight was seeing the team take their places in the courtroom. It was a wonderful opportunity and they really enjoyed their day.
We will be participating in the Mock Trial competition on the 9th March 2019. Wish us luck. The team have worked incredibly hard and will no doubt gain a great deal from this challenging, exciting experience.
Forensic Science Workshop
On the 22 March 2019 113 Year 9 and Year 10 student will take part in a forensic science workshop. The scenario is that a 17 year old school girl is found lying dead on the ground in a disused military bunker. The girl's parents reported her missing four days prior when she failed to return home from school. There are signs of a struggle and a substantial wound to the head appears to be the cause of death.
Students will examine the crime scene and analyse the evidence including entomology, trace evidence, fingerprints, toxicology and much more.
A detailed write up of the day will follow shortly.
Safer Internet Day 2019
Safer Internet Day 2019 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 5th February 2019. The focus for the event is “Together for a better internet”. The day provides a fantastic opportunity to engage with our young people about their digital lives. To support the work we will be doing you can use some of the resources. These have been designed to help you talk to your children about having a positive and safe time online. They include conversation starters, a factsheet, family pledge card and more! All our students will complete a session on Internet safety and we hope you will support this at home.
Deputy Headteacher appointment (19.12.2018)
As many of you may know, this week we interviewed for a new Deputy Headteacher, to fill the post vacated by Mr Henton. From a strong field of applications we shortlisted and interviewed six candidates. The interview process lasted for two days on Monday and Tuesday of this week. Both Mr O'Byrne our Chair of Governors and myself are absolutely delighted to announce that the selection panel have appointed Mrs Bunston to be the new Deputy Headteacher with immediate effect. I am sure you will join me in congratulating her in this important role which will be pivotal in developing and growing our leadership at Bishops.
Thank you - Martin Henton (Headteacher)