Bishop's Hatfield Girls' School

Secondary Welwyn / Hatfield District



Bishop’s Hatfield Girls’ School has 891 pupils on roll including the Sixth Form. We are fully committed to our values of teamwork, respect, honesty, trust, kindness and ambition. In February 2016 the school successfully completed its sixth OFSTED inspection and was graded OUTSTANDING. On 1st January 2012, we converted to academy status and are now a company limited by guarantee. The school gives high priority to staff development. BHGS holds International School Status and is a Fairtrade School. The school has recently benefited from a total rebuild on the same site. The Admissions’ Code gives priority places to children of staff. Hatfield is within easy reach of London and the London Fringe Allowance is payable.

Visitors frequently tell us that their first impression of the school is of a friendly, lively and stimulating community where we emphasise the importance of the individual’s contribution and take pleasure in sharing and celebrating achievement. They commend the good behaviour of the girls and their thirst for knowledge. Bishop’s is a community that offers mutual support and encouragement and expects everyone within it to respect others’ cultures, religion and beliefs. We hope that the values, self-discipline and sense of personal worth that girls gain here will be a support throughout their lives as British and Global Citizens.

We take safeguarding of our students extremely seriously and an enhanced disclosure will be sought through the Disclosure and Barring Service as part of the school’s pre-employment checks. 

An Equal Opportunities’ Employer, Bishop’s Hatfield Girls’ School is committed to the protection and safety of its pupils and expects all staff to share this commitment.