Bishop Stopford School

Bishop Stopford School is a secondary school and sixth form with academy status in Kettering, Northamptonshire, England. [1]

Bishop Stopford School

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Coordinates52°23′10″N 0°43′38″W / 52.3861°N 0.7272°W / 52.3861; -0.7272Coordinates: 52°23′10″N 0°43′38″W / 52.3861°N 0.7272°W / 52.3861; -0.7272
TypeSecondary Academy
MottoFaith. Justice. Responsibility. Truth. Compassion.
Religious affiliation(s)Church of England
Established1535; 487 years ago (1535)
Department for Education URN137086 Tables
ChairMatthew Turner
Head teacherJill Silverthorne
Age11 to 18
Houses8: Canterbury, Durham, Ely, Gloucester, Peterborough, Salisbury, Winchester and York
Colour(s)  Royal Blue
PublicationKeyNotes, BSS World of Writing

The school is located in the Headlands, Kettering. The current headteacher is Miss Jill Silverthorne. Former students of Bishop Stopford are known as Old Stopfordians.

Head teachers who served at Bishop Stopford School. 2018- onwards: Miss Jill Silverthorne 2001-2018: Mrs Margaret Holman Past-2001: Mr James Colquhoun


Bishop Stopford School was founded in 1965 as a purpose-built Secondary Modern institution, as a replacement for its precursor, a school founded in 1535 by the rector of St Peter and St Paul's Church, Kettering. The former bishop of Peterborough, Robert Stopford, agreed to the new school being named after him. Bishop Stopford School soon introduced a sixth form and admitted its first fully comprehensive intake in 1976.

On 23 May 2012, Bishop Stopford opened its new extension on the sixth form centre, which features new facilities includes a university-style study area, two seminar rooms and an additional Politics classroom

The number on roll has more than doubled since 1965 to approximately 1450 students, with a sixth form of approximately 400.

The school converted to academy status in August 2011.

Sixth formEdit

Bishop Stopford School Sixth Form is a community of approximately 400 students offering 30 subjects.


  1. ^ "Bishop Stopford School". Retrieved 24 February 2020.

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