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|Bishop Stopford School|
|Motto||Faith. Justice. Responsibility. Truth. Compassion.|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Church of England|
|Department for Education URN||137086 Tables|
|Head teacher||Jill Silverthorne|
|Age||11 to 18|
|Houses||8: Canterbury, Durham, Ely, Gloucester, Peterborough, Salisbury, Winchester and York|
|Colour(s)|| Royal Blue|
|Publication||KeyNotes, 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.
Bishop Stopford School Sixth Form is a community of approximately 400 students offering 30 subjects.
- "Bishop Stopford School". www.bishopstopford.com. Retrieved 24 February 2020.