Birchwood High School

Birchwood High School
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Parsonage Lane

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CM23 5BD

Coordinates51°52′27″N 0°11′02″E / 51.8743°N 0.1839°E / 51.8743; 0.1839Coordinates: 51°52′27″N 0°11′02″E / 51.8743°N 0.1839°E / 51.8743; 0.1839
Mottoyour dreams, your future, our challenge
Local authorityHertfordshire County Council
Department for Education URN137637 Tables
PrincipalChris Ingate
Age11 to 18
Houses  Waytemore
Colour(s)Maroon & Silver    

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

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.[1]


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. The school became an Academy in 2012 and is part of the Bishop's Stortford Educational Trust working with other secondary schools and local primaries to sponsor new schools in the Bishop's Stortford North Development.

Birchwood High School celebrated their twenty fifth anniversary in 2016.

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  1. ^ Patmore, Eleanor (7 June 2013). "Maths success keeps adding up for Birchwood High School". HertsAndEssexObserver. Archived from the original on 20 June 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013.
  2. ^ Schommer, John (19 June 2014). "Heavy Metal Affliction 2013 Ford Formula Ecoboost 200". Forza Motorsport. Retrieved 25 June 2019.

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