Bishop's Stortford College

Type of school: Co-Ed Senior school with a junior department or a prep school

Nearest international airport: Stansted Airport (12km)

Age Range: 4-18

Number of pupils: 1185

Number of boarders: 220

Fees per term: Boarding: £6,670 - £10,091
Day: £2,915 - £6,362


pic1Bishop’s Stortford College is one of the top 20 independent co-educational schools in the UK. Large enough to provide an exceptional range of opportunities, yet small enough for individuals to be known and valued. The College is blessed with a beautifully peaceful, spacious and safe setting, close to the countryside yet within walking distance of the market town centre. Easily accessible by air, road or rail, full advantage is taken of our close proximity to London and Cambridge.

An appetite for learning

Small classes and our focus on the individual mean that every pupil receives the time and attention to develop the confidence and desire to learn. Every pupil is encouraged, taught and challenged to achieve his or her best across a broad curriculum. Recent achievements at A-level have ranked Bishop’s Stortford College as a top 10 co-educational boarding school and amongst the 100 independent schools in the UK.

Joy in breadth and balance

Whilst academic study is our priority, we believe passionately in the value of an all-round education, and to this end, life at Bishop’s Stortford pic2College is packed with opportunities outside the classroom. The diversity of choice is exceptional. Our dynamic and innovative centres for music, art and drama are highly regarded, and we enjoy a successful record in sport at both regional and national levels.

Three schools in one

Our Pre-Prep and Prep School offer day schooling for pupils from 4 years of age, and day and boarding for those between 7 and 13 years. Each has its own distinctive learning environments,whilst being part of the wider school community, sharing the same campus and ethos. They also benefit from a greater range of facilities, teaching resources and opportunities than is typical of most schools for these age groups. Pupils are well prepared for entry into Senior School at 13+, ensuring a smooth transition.

A home away from home

Belonging to one of our College Houses is a major part of life for all Senior School pupils and Prep School boarders. Each House has an
incredibly strong sense of community, with an emphasis on co-operation, responsibility, independence and mutual respect. The diversity of
backgrounds and nationalities expands horizons and enriches all those within the College community. In Autumn 2017 we will open a brand new boarding house for girls, a new replacement boarding house for boys, a new boys’ day house (to replace an older building) and a fully refurbished boys’ boarding house. All new and refurbished boarding facilities will offer spacious ensuite rooms.