Bishop’s Stortford College

Bishop’s Stortford College is a wonderful place of learning – a place large enough to provide an outstanding range of opportunities for developing well-rounded, skilful and happy young people, yet small enough for each individual to be nurtured.

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    Bishop’s Stortford College

    Bishop’s Stortford College is a top 20 UK independent co-educational day and boarding school. In their March 2017 Inspection, the College received the ISI headline judgements ‘excellent’ in all 4 sections.

    As three schools in one, the College is large enough to provide an exceptional range of opportunities, whilst small enough for pupils to be known and valued. The infectious enthusiasm, imagination and dedication of College staff, enables pupils to grow into happy, well-rounded, skilful and caring young people equipped and ready for life.

    Breadth of experience is woven into daily life. Pupils can, and do, pursue high academic standards whilst enjoying and succeeding, in many other interests. Every pupil is encouraged, taught and challenged to fulfil his or her true potential. Teachers strive to allow time and space for academic work to be balanced by sport, music, drama, and a diverse choice of other activities.

    Building Confidence for Life.

    Category: Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form

    Pupils: Co-Education

    Type: Day & Boarding

    Religious Affiliation: Christian

    Roll: 631 Boys / 545 Girls

    Day pupils: 978

    Boarder Number: 198

    Age Range: 4-18 Years

    Founded: 1868

    Location Description

    Semi-rural – edge of a country town.

    School Contact Details

    Headteacher: Jeremy Gladwin

    Kathy Crewe-Read (from September 2020)

    Contact for enquiries:

    Senior Admissions: Mrs Christine Stanley

    Prep School Admissions: Mrs Fiona Brett

    Pre-Prep Admissions: Mrs Sally McGuiness

    10 Maze Green Road, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire

    Tel: 01279 838575

    Email: admissions@bishopsstortfordcollege.org

    www.bishopsstortfordcollege.org

    Facilities

    130 acre site with extensive playing fields, 2 Astroturf pitches, MUGA, new cricket nets,  state-of-the-art swimming pool, comprehensive ICT renewal programme with campus wide wi-fi, Music Centre, dedicated theatre, art centre, Sixth Form social centre, purpose-built Pre-Prep School, wide range of extra-curricular activities including Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.

    Flexi Boarding (Prep School only), Part-time (Senior School), weekly and full boarding are available. 3 of our 4 state-of-the-art Senior School Boarding Houses feature modern, airy study bedrooms with en suite facilities. School House undergoing extensive modernisation with 12 new classrooms being commissioned in 2021 plus new additional administration and staff facilities.

    Scholarships

    10+/Year 6 entry: Academic, Music.

    11+/Year 7 entry: Academic, Music, Art and Sport.

    13+/Year 9 & Sixth Form entry: Academic, Music, Art and Sport.

    Entrance Requirements

    Pre-Prep: Informal stay and play assessment morning.

    Prep School: Entry tests and school report/reference.

    Senior School and Sixth Form: Entrance exams, school report/reference and interview.

    Fees

    2020/2021.

    Day (from reception): £3,222 – £7,032 per term.

    Full Boarding (from Year 3): £7,739 – £11,242 per term.

    Weekly Boarding: £7,658 – £10,812 per term.

    Overseas Boarding: £8,086 – £11,621 per term.

    Flexi/Part-time boarding available.

    Affiliations/Memberships

    HMC, IAPS, AGBIS, ISBA, BSA

    Reports

    OPEN DAYS

    All visits are welcome, please contact the school

    Open Morning – Reception / 4+ entry: Saturday 24 Apr 2021 -

    Open Morning – All stages of entry: Saturday 25 Sep 2021 -

    Open Morning – 16+ entry in 2022: Saturday 16 Oct 2021 -

    Open Morning – Prep 7+ to 11+ entry (Years 3-7): Saturday 13 Nov 2021 -

    Families can register to attend one of the Open Mornings by visiting the ‘Admissions and Open Mornings’ page on the College website, or follow the link here, https://www.bishopsstortfordcollege.org/187/admissions-and-open-mornings.

    The College looks forward to welcoming you.

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