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Bishop's Hatfield Girls' School

Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 8NL admin@bishophatfield.herts.sch.uk http://www.bishophatfield.herts.sch.uk/
Location: Hatfield
Phase: Secondary
Gender: Girls
Age range: 11 - 18 years

Bishop's Hatfield Girls' School

About Bishop's Hatfield Girls' School

Bishop’s Hatfield Girls’ School is heavily over-subscribed and has around 950 pupils on roll including the Sixth Form. We are a fully comprehensive school, with pupils joining us from a wide area. The school has benefited from a total rebuild on the same site and enjoys excellent state of the art facilities.  BHGS holds International School Status, the Music Mark and is a Fairtrade School.  Hatfield is within easy reach of London and other areas and the London Fringe Allowance is payable.

The school completed its most recent Ofsted inspection in December 2022 and was judged to continue to be Outstanding. However, we are not driven by Ofsted and our priorities lie in supporting our pupils to develop their knowledge, skills and character through the ‘Bishop’s 360’ model. We have a distinctive ethos, with the school’s values of teamwork, respect, honesty, trust, kindness and ambition at heart of what we do. It is these values that enable pupils to succeed in and enjoy their learning. We are incredibly proud of our pupils and staff and their achievements and emphasise the importance of each individual’s contribution to the school, taking pleasure in sharing and celebrating achievement. 

We always enjoy welcoming visitors to the school. They tell us that they find us to be a friendly, lively and stimulating community. They commend the good behaviour of the pupils and their thirst for knowledge. Bishop’s is a diverse community that offers mutual support and encouragement and expects everyone within it to respect others’ heritage, cultures, religion and beliefs.  We hope that the values, self-discipline and sense of personal worth that pupils gain here will be a support throughout their lives as British and Global Citizens and will help them to make a positive contribution to society. We welcome applications from candidates from racially minoritised backgrounds and from other groups that are underrepresented in the UK education system. 

Our staff are encouraged to lead on projects in and out of the classroom and their efforts will always be recognised and appreciated. All our teaching staff run at least one enrichment activity, with many of our non-teachers also joining in. We adapted our school day some years ago in order to free up staff time for our enrichment programme and this helps contribute to the excellent pupil-teacher relationships of which we are very proud. 

When recruiting staff, we look for personal qualities, workplace skills and experience which support both our vision and values. Our staff come from a range of backgrounds and we encourage applications from those new and experienced staff. ECTs benefit from a full programme of support, with a reduced teaching load, mentoring and the opportunity to work with fellow ECTs both in and out of school. Staff wellbeing is very important to us and staff turnover is extremely low. 

We are committed to developing staff both professionally and personally and line managers are responsive to staff opinions as to how this can best be achieved. New members of staff can expect a supportive, planned induction programme to help them settle into life at school. For all staff, professional development plans are bespoke based upon experience, expertise and personal needs. Staff may also apply for a Professional Development Award which provides financial support to those looking to extend their skills and knowledge beyond the school’s usual CPD programme. The school's Admissions’ Code gives priority places to children of staff.


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School Information

Location: Hatfield
Phase: Secondary
Gender: Girls
Age range: 11 - 18 years

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