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


- January 16, 2019, 2:18 pm

Tickets are now available for Birchwood's Young Musician of the Year from the Finance Office. Please see attached p…
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- January 16, 2019, 11:48 am

Birchwood Politics students will be on the ITV News - Anglia at 6.00pm tonight. Our students were interviewed by IT…
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- January 15, 2019, 12:39 pm

Year 11 Art Exhibition takes place Tuesday 22 January, in the Library 16.00-19.00. Everyone is welcome and we look…
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- January 15, 2019, 11:59 am

Dance Festival - 6 March 2019. If your child is taking part in the Dance Festival, tickets are available now from S…
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- January 14, 2019, 3:24 pm

Please find attached a list of Lunchtime and After School Extra Curricular Clubs for the Spring term which start th…
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Willkommen an die Deutschen!

On 14 September, our German exchange partners arrived for the second part of the exchange. The partners spent the weekend with host families and went to places like London, Ely, Cambridge and more, seeing local tourist spots and learning about British culture and lifestyle.

Day activities included a day in school, a day trip to Cambridge and a town trail around Bishop's Stortford and Saffron Walden. They also went to London, seeing landmarks such as St. Paul’s and the London Eye.

They learnt so much about our culture while they were over here and we got to compare German and British
customs, looking at the differences in our attitudes and habits. It was fun to learn about the difference in language, especially when one of us played Dobble, a picture-based card game with our partner.

At the airport at the end of the week, hugs and farewells were exchanged and many tears were shed, but everyone had a fantastic time and we hope that lifelong friendships were made!

The students would love to thank Mr Bowman, Miss Roderick and Mrs Dixon for organising the exchange, as well as to those who participated from the Peter-Joerres Gymnasium and would fully recommend it to the next set of GCSE German students!

You can see more images of the trip on the Birchwood MFL Twitter page, @MFLbwood.

Mr Bowman

Modern Foreign Languages

Annual Birchwood Primary Games

On a very hot July day, Birchwood High School hosted the annual Birchwood Games.
600 Year 3 and 4 students from local Primary Schools attend throughout the day, experiencing a carousel of activities. This year pupils had the opportunity to try a variety of activities including; Archery, Cheerleading, Curling, Dodgeball, Futsal and Hip Hop dance, alongside more
traditional activities such as Netball, Cricket, Hockey and Basketball.
Sessions were run by local coaches and a number of Birchwood High School students gave up their day off to assist in the running of the event. A fabulous day was had by all and we look forward to doing it all again next year.
Miss Peet would like to say a big thank you to the following students who helped the event run smoothly: Madeleine Gilbank, William Gilbank, Henry East, Hannah Ingram, Ruby Willow Sudbury, Rubie Goodvin, Ellie Gibson, Alfie Snook, Ella Parkes, Aime Smith and Dennis Earle.
Also a huge thank you to Miss Perrett for running the netball sessions on the day and Alumni student Joe Moore who also returned to help run cricket on the day! We couldn’t run these festivals without your support!
Miss Peet, BSP co-ordinator

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