Find out what events, awards and changes are taking place at the school.


- May 18, 2022, 8:15 am

Congratulations to our Alumni students who finally received their Gold DofE Awards from Prince Edward at Buckingham Palace on Monday.
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- May 13, 2022, 12:06 pm

Good Luck to all our Year 11's. The Queen really enjoyed the party!
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- May 13, 2022, 6:31 am

We are currently advertising for an Academic Intervention Manager. #EmploymentOpportunities For more information, please see
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- May 10, 2022, 12:38 pm

The music department are happy to announce the return of the Chamber Concert. Please see the attached poster for further details.
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- April 29, 2022, 12:43 pm

It wouldn't be Feel Good Week without Mr Gilbank having his legs waxed!
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Well Done to all LAMDA Students

Last summer our Year 9, 10 and 12 Drama GCSE and A Level students completed their Grade 4, 5 and 8 LAMDA exams in acting and musical theatre. The students put so much time and effort into their performances and it certainly paid off! All of our students achieved a Merit or Distinction grade as their end result. As a school we are very proud of these students and look forward to more LAMDA fun in the future!
Miss Adams, Drama and Dance

Stonewall Young Campaigner

Out of over a hundred applicants Jonathan Cowen (12ZBL) has been offered a place as a Stonewall Young Campaigner by Stonewall. This platform will enable Jonathan to change perceptions and encourage diversity as well as increasing his knowledge and confidence on all LGBT+ matters. Jonathan will be required to attend a residential programme which will include workshops on how to be an effective campaigner. Jonathan is excited about this opportunity to work with Stonewall and represent Birchwood High School.
We are all extremely proud of Jonathan!
Mrs Manners & FUSION

Open Evening 2018

Open Evening

Thursday 27 September 4.30pm-8.00pm

Principal’s talks are at 5.00pm,6.00pm and 7.00pm

As we are expecting a significant level of interest, we are setting up an overflow car park as Bishop’s Stortford Football Club. There will be a minibus shuttle between here and the school.

Head Boy & Girl Team

I am pleased to announce the new Sixth Form Leadership Team as follows:

  • Head Girl – Phoebe Butler
  • Deputy Head Boy – Thomas Davenport-Jones
  • Deputy Head Girl – Nancy Saunders
  • Head Prefect – Matthew Gleeson

Special thanks go to our outgoing Sixth Form Leadership Team who have done a brilliant job this year. We wish them well in their exams and their future careers.

Dr Ingate, Principal

Dane wins House Cup

Well Done to everyone who has taken part in the House events this year, gone the extra mile and received Vivo’s as a reward. Dane won the cup this year with an impressive 17,838 points, Stort came second, Hadham came third and Waytemore came fourth.

House raises £3803 for Gosh and Edie’s Butterfly Appeal

GOSH has been our national charity this year and is an international centre of excellence in child healthcare.

The hospital is dedicated to children’s healthcare and to finding new and better ways to treat childhood illnesses. Judy Kuhl, an ambassador of the charity, came into talk about the work they do and to accept a cheque from us. Thank you for coming in Judy!

Edie’s Butterfly Appeal was our local charity. They give Hope Through Research For All Children Fighting Ependymoma. Since Edie was diagnosed with ependymoma in 2011 they have been working tirelessly to raise awareness and much needed funds for their research.

Both charities received a cheque for £1,901.70.