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Woodard is delighted to announce that Bishop Stopford’s School, Enfield recently joined the family as an affiliated school.

Bishop Stopford’s School, rated good by Ofsted in a recent inspection, is a co‑educational, voluntary-aided school for pupils aged from 11 to 18 and brings the number of schools that choose to affiliate or associate with Woodard to 21.

The Chair of Governors, the Reverend Edward Dowler, writes:

The governors are very keen to pursue an affiliation with Woodard.  We feel that this would place the school in a very valuable network of relationships and give particular support to the Headteacher and the Chaplain.  We are also keen to participate in the new hub school initiative.

As you are aware, we are hoping that some of the excess land and buildings on our site might be put to imaginative use for educational purposes under the auspices of the school.  We would value the contribution of Woodard partners towards strategic development in this area.

So far as what we will bring to Woodard is concerned, a very intensive programme of school improvements has recently resulted in our have recently been raised from ‘Requires Improvement’ to ‘Good’ by Ofsted.  We believe that, among other things, we could offer advice to other Woodard schools on how to effect school improvement in a decisive and timely way.

Maintained or independent schools wanting to discuss affiliation or association, respectively, with Woodard should contact the Senior Provost, Canon Brendan Clover, at the Woodard Head Office in the first instance.

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