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Parent sparks police probe into misconduct in public office at council

Parent sparks police probe into misconduct in public office at council

Parent sparks police probe into misconduct in public office at council

Hertfordshire Constabulary is investigating if officials are guilty of misconduct in public office over education, health and care plans (EHCPs).


Operating theatre workshop at College inspires next generation of surgeons

Operating theatre workshop at College inspires next generation of surgeons

Operating theatre workshop at College inspires next generation of surgeons

Bishop’s Stortford College invited 60 students from secondaries in Stortford, Sawbridgeworth and Harlow to take part.


Parents rate Herts County Council’s SEND services three out of 10 in survey

Parents rate Herts County Council’s SEND services three out of 10 in survey

Parents rate Herts County Council’s SEND services three out of 10 in survey

“There are clear levels of dissatisfaction with many services and concerns about the outcomes that are delivered for children and young people.”


Cellist and singer emerge victorious from over 150 children in music contest

Cellist and singer emerge victorious from over 150 children in music contest

Cellist and singer emerge victorious from over 150 children in music contest

Hockerill girl Kohana Fish and Bishop’s Stortford College boy Alexander Smith win Stortford Rotary’s Young Musician and Young Vocalist awards.


Council set to spend over £1m to reduce SEND assessment backlog

Council set to spend over £1m to reduce SEND assessment backlog

Council set to spend over £1m to reduce SEND assessment backlog

Currently, only 1% of SEND assessments in Essex are completed within 20-week deadline – and there are 1,232 in the EHCP needs assessment process.


First Ofsted rating for Bishop’s Stortford primary school Avanti Meadows

First Ofsted rating for Bishop’s Stortford primary school Avanti Meadows

First Ofsted rating for Bishop’s Stortford primary school Avanti Meadows

The education watchdog rated the primary, which opened at St Michael’s Hurst in 2021, as good with outstanding features.


Grove Cottage performers bring musical magic to the Royal Albert Hall

Grove Cottage performers bring musical magic to the Royal Albert Hall

Grove Cottage performers bring musical magic to the Royal Albert Hall

The stars from the Mencap charity in Bishop’s Stortford were members of a cast of more than 250 people with learning disabilities and special needs.


Almost a fifth of Herts & Essex High School students get top grades in all their A-levels

Almost a fifth of Herts & Essex High School students get top grades in all their A-levels

Almost a fifth of Herts & Essex High School students get top grades in all their A-levels

Alongside the 54 who got at least 3 As, almost half (49%) of the school’s 295-strong Year 13 cohort had at least one A.


‘Outstanding’ performances at Bishop’s Stortford High amid grade boundary changes

‘Outstanding’ performances at Bishop’s Stortford High amid grade boundary changes

‘Outstanding’ performances at Bishop’s Stortford High amid grade boundary changes

Four students have gained places at Oxford or Cambridge University with two more off to study medicine.


Birchwood A-levels: Every leaver expected to move on to their chosen pathway

Birchwood A-levels: Every leaver expected to move on to their chosen pathway

Birchwood A-levels: Every leaver expected to move on to their chosen pathway

Retiring head Dr Chris Ingate said record number of students were moving to their first-choice universities, apprenticeships or employment.


Hockerill students prove to be IB world-beaters again

Hockerill students prove to be IB world-beaters again

Hockerill students prove to be IB world-beaters again

16% of the 118 Year 13 students achieved 40 points or more out of the perfect 45 – equivalent to an A-level score of four A*s and one A.


Heads of St Mary’s Catholic School ‘family’ pay tribute to A-level cohort

Heads of St Mary’s Catholic School ‘family’ pay tribute to A-level cohort

Heads of St Mary’s Catholic School ‘family’ pay tribute to A-level cohort

Nathan Ilsley got a clean sweep of four A*s and is off to Cambridge to study engineering while Emily Evers is bound for biology at Oxford.


‘Qualifications and qualities’ exemplified as College cohort learn of A-level grades

‘Qualifications and qualities’ exemplified as College cohort learn of A-level grades

‘Qualifications and qualities’ exemplified as College cohort learn of A-level grades

97% of Bishop’s Stortford College students heading to university of their choice this autumn as 79% achieve A*, A or B grades.


A-levels: Leventhorpe head impressed by ‘resilient and determined’ students

A-levels: Leventhorpe head impressed by ‘resilient and determined’ students

A-levels: Leventhorpe head impressed by ‘resilient and determined’ students

Malcolm White said the Year 13 cohort of 2023 was now looking forward to a wide range of exciting future plans.


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