Our School

About Us

Bishop Wood School is a voluntary aided coeducational school for children aged 7 to 11 years.  The maximum capacity of the school is 240 pupils spread over four year groups with two classes per year. The school, located in the centre of Tring, is on a large site with open playing fields surrounded by hedging …

Ethos & Values

Bishop Wood CE Junior School – Vision Wisdom – Hope – Community – Dignity “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10) At Bishop Wood Junior School our Christian faith and values form the basis of everything we do.  As a Church of England school, our vision …

Church School

The Church of England makes a major contribution to the education system of the country through a significant number of schools. Voluntary Aided church schools are very much a part of the state system and Bishop Wood is funded by Herts County Council. Church schools such as ours meet the same criteria as other schools. …

Admissions

Please read the Admissions Policy document before applying for a place at Bishop Wood School. The Local Authority (LA) operates an agreed coordinated admissions scheme in line with government legislation. The LA will manage the process on behalf of the school according to the scheme published each year. The Governing Body, as the Admission Authority, …

SEND & Inclusion

The whole team at the school is committed to providing a welcoming and stimulating environment to support the needs and develop the learning of the children in the community.  Every child and family in our community is valued and diversity is celebrated.  Our school is staffed by a team of qualified teachers and teaching assistants.  …

Staff

Teaching Staff Name Class Curriculum and other responsibilities Mr Gary Stanley Headteacher Mrs Ruth McGhee 6M Maths (Leading Teacher for Maths – Herts) (Local Authority Moderator for English) Mrs Elaine Clark 6C English (Leading Teacher for Literacy – Herts) Miss Megan Francis 5F Assessment and PE Miss Lisa Record 5R Personal, Social and Health Education …

Governing Body

List of Governors Name Governor type Term of office Committees (meeting attendance) Relevant interests FGB meeting attendance 2017-18 Rev Huw Bellis Rector of Tring Team Parish ex-officio Teaching and Learning 20/09/17 05/12/17 07/02/18 27/03/18 27/06/18 Gary Stanley Headteacher ex-officio Resources Teaching and Learning 05/12/17 07/02/18 27/03/18 17/05/18 27/06/18 Edmund Booth Foundation 01/03/16 – 28/02/20 Resources …

British Values

We promote the British Values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance in all aspects of school life. Mutual Respect At Bishop Wood we teach children mutual respect for those with different faiths and beliefs and those with no faith.  We aim to encourage children to respect the rights of others …

School History

The school was first opened in 1842 when, on 23rd March, the site, valued at £50, was granted by the Dean and Chapter of Christchurch College, Oxford “for the purpose of erection of 3 rooms to accommodate 103 boys, 103 infants and 112 girls – allowing a minimum area of 6 square feet per child.” …

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Location

Bishop Wood School is located in Tring town centre.  Due to it’s central position, our school consistently has over 90% of children walking, or parking and striding (from a km away).  There are 3 local car parks that have one hour free parking if a car has to be used.