A message from our Headteacher
At Bishop Fox’s School our ethos of high standards and high expectations underpins everything that we do. We work hard to create a caring and challenging learning environment in which each individual can strive, enjoy and achieve. As the Headteacher I hold a strong belief in the power of education to change children’s lives and the right of every child to receive an excellent education.
We are dedicated to building opportunities for our students to achieve the highest academic standards, ensuring that they are known as individuals and that their unique personality, talents and interests are nurtured and developed to the full.
I was delighted that the school’s most recent Ofsted report, which judged the school to be good to outstanding, made the comment that “In this outstandingly caring and supportive environment, students are nurtured as individuals, enjoy their learning and achieve well”.
Bishop Fox’s School is a place for students to make new friends and to enjoy many shared experiences together. We embrace the notion that young people should enjoy and achieve in their time at school. Whilst examination results are critical to children’s future lives, so is a safe and happy environment within which they can enjoy the opportunities and experiences beyond the classroom that nurtures them to become independent learners and responsible adults.
Our academic results have seen tremendous improvement in recent years and place us in the top ten performing secondary schools in Somerset and the top 20% of schools nationally. It is our responsibility to enable our students to have every opportunity to achieve their full potential and be at the forefront in shaping the world of tomorrow.
We welcome into our school community the parents of students who want to learn, experience and grow into informed, high achieving, well-rounded and delightful young people. A strong partnership between parents and the school is vital in enabling children to achieve success.
Please contact the school if at any time you would like to visit us and discover more about what we have to offer.
Ms Kerry Tonkin
Overall GCSE Results 2016
67.74% 5 or more GCSEs at Grades A-C68.82% 5 or more GCSEs at Grades A-C
60%5 or more GCSEs at Grades A*-C (including English & Maths)61% 5 or more GCSEs at Grades A*-C (including English & Maths)
98.39% 5 or more GCSEs at Grades A*-G98.39% 5 or more GCSEs at Grades A*-G