Birchwood High School

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For the secondary school in Warrington, Cheshire, see Birchwood Community High School.
Birchwood High School
Birchwood Logo.png
Motto Your Dreams, Your Future, Our Challenge
Established 1991
Type Academy
Principal Dr Chris Ingate
Head Boy Luke Hutchings
Head Girl Eleanor Diamond
Location Parsonage Lane
Bishop's Stortford
CM23 5BD
Coordinates: 51°52′27″N 0°11′02″E / 51.8743°N 0.1839°E / 51.8743; 0.1839
DfE URN 137637 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1460
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–19
Houses Green, Red, Yellow, Blue
Colours Maroon & green          

Birchwood High School is a coeducational secondary school and sixth form with academy status located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England.

Birchwood High School was founded when Hadham Hall and The Margaret Dane schools merged in 1991 and the name Birchwood High School was voted for by students from both schools and opened with approximately 450 students; it now has around 1500.[1]

The school was converted to academy status in February 2012. It used to be a community school under the direct control of Hertfordshire County Council. The school continues to coordinate with the council for admissions.

Birchwood High School offers General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSEs) and Business and Technology Education Council (BTECs) as courses of study for pupils, with A Levels offered in the sixth form.

The school has been recognised by The Good Schools Guide for the standard of its maths education in 2009, 2011 and 2012.[2]


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