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Contemplating a career move can be daunting, and knowing the unique characteristics of a school can really help in that regard. Not only does Bishop Stopford School offer a superb educational experience for our students, it does the same for our staff. We all know that schools are vibrant, busy and often unpredictable – that’s part of the charm of working in them. But knowing as a colleague you will be developed, supported and encouraged to take bold next steps is really important.

Here are a few ‘vital statistics’:

  • We are heavily oversubscribed, with over 1450 students - 400 of whom are in the Sixth Form. 

  • Our examination results place us consistently in the top performing schools in the country as well as locally, both at GCSE and A Level. All students, including those who are socially disadvantaged and those with Special Educational Needs, perform significantly above national averages.

  • About 85% students stay on from GCSE to study A Levels with us; almost 90% go on to study at degree level.

  • Our staff team is about 200, with a wide range of experience and specialisms. All teachers are subject specialists

  • We usually appoint Early Career Teachers every year, and offered reduced timetables for them in Year 2 before this was a national requirement.

  • We’re situated 10 minutes’ walk from Midland Mainline, so staff join us from Leicester and Market Harborough even without their own transport.

  • Transport links are superb: 1 hour to London on the train, direct links northern-bound to Leicester, Sheffield and Leeds, and excellent road networks via the A14 to Cambridge and Birmingham. 

  • Our Curriculum Intent and Core Values inform all the decisions we take.


I do not believe I could have been supported, or accommodated for, any more than I already was.

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