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Bishop’s Stortford College

Address: 10 Maze Green Rd, Bishop's Stortford CM23 2PJ, United Kingdom
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Description Bishop’s Stortford College

  • Year of foundation: 1868 year
  • Location: suburb of London, County of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
  • Age of students: 9 to 18 years old
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type of studying: mixed
  • Number of students: about 1200 living in the school - about 220
  • Programs: Primary School, Secondary School, GCSE, A-level
  • Accommodation: residence.

Bishop's Stortford College is a private daytime  boarding school. Currently, there are four departments for children:

  • 4-7 years - Pre-prep school
  • 7-13 years old - Prep school
  • 13-16 years old - Senior school
  • 16-18 years old - Sixth Form.

This one About 1,200 people are enrolled in college - 123 in primary, 456 in secondary, 594 in senior (of which 248 in Sixth Form). Accommodation in the school is possible only starting from the age of 3 years (from 8-9 years).

Till 1978 the studying was separate - only for boys. Then created a high school for girls and only after 1995 the college moved to a fully cooperative learning system. The number of foreign students is 50-60.

The college is located in a picturesque suburb of London, near the highway connecting London and Cambridge. For students and accompanying there is a transfer to the nearest airports.

The local landmark is the Memorial Hall, erected in 1922 in memory of 62 college students who died during the First World War. Subsequently, in 1949, the names of 152 pupils who gave their lives to World War II were also immortalized here.

On the day of its century - in 1968 - the school was honored by the visit of the Queen of Great Britain.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Bishop’s Stortford College

Program name
from 8 512 £ / term

Pre-prep school, 4-7 years; Preparatory year, year 1 and year 2

The educational programs of the department are developed in the most careful way. The collective effort is aimed at the comprehensive development of small pupils. During the studying, children receive the knowledge and skills necessary for understanding the world around them and their "I". Teaching helps children to:

  • Become a self-sufficient and full member of society
  • Encourage love for learning
  • Solve everyday problems
  • Develop the potential of each child
  • Develop life skills
  • Teach the child to work individually and in groups
  • To comprehend events in all spheres of the surrounding life, etc.

In the program of the preparatory year, years 1 and 2, the following disciplines are taught:

  • English
  • English literature
  • Mathematics
  • Science (includes biology, physics, chemistry)
  • Physical Culture
  • Information Technology
  • History
  • Geography
  • Music
  • PSHE (personal, social and medical education).

Prep school, 7-13 years; Year 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Prep school is the place where boys and girls become self-sufficient, intelligent and skillful girls and boys. Development in children of moral and ethical qualities, education, spirituality, physical qualities and individuality includes the number of priorities of the college.

Disciplines are compulsory for studying:

  • English
  • English literature
  • Mathematics
  • Science (includes biology, physics, chemistry - at choice)
  • Physical culture.

The following subjects are for choice of students:

  • Art
  • Design
  • Ceramics
  • The photo
  • Filmmaking
  • Glass engraving
  • Textile
  • Design and technology
  • Acting skills
  • Information Technology
  • History
  • Geography
  • Music
  • Latin language
  • Modern foreign languages ​​- French, German, Spanish (to choose from)
  • Religious education.
from 11 134 £ / term

Senior school, 13-16 years; Year 9, 10, 11

Students get knowledge of the GCSE program. The technology of the program helps to prepare for the exams required for admission to the Sixth Form. The subjects are divided into thematic groups, each student chooses 3-4 directions, and studies in the end 8-10 subjects.

The disciplines are compulsory for studying:

  • English
  • English literature
  • Mathematics
  • Biology (to choose from)
  • Physics (to choose from)
  • Chemistry (to choose from)
  • Physical culture.

Subjects are for the choice of students:

  • Art
  • Design
  • Ceramics
  • The photo
  • Filmmaking
  • Glass engraving
  • Textile
  • Design and technology
  • Acting skills
  • Information Technology
  • History
  • Geography
  • Latin language
  • Modern foreign languages ​​- French, German, Spanish (to choose from)
  • Music.

At the end of the 13th grade, students take exams and, according to their results, enter the Sixth Form.

from 11 310 £ / term

Sixth Form, 16-18 years; Year 12 and year 13

12-13 classes include active preparation for entering the university. Studying is conducted at the rate of A level, which involves studying 4-5 disciplines in the first year of education and 3-4 - on the second. You can choose from a list of 23 subjects:

  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Classical civilizations
  • Design and technology
  • Acting and theatrical skills
  • Economy
  • English literature
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Mathematics and higher mathematics
  • Physical culture
  • Media research
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Policy
  • Psychology
  • Religious education
  • Spanish.

Teachers are actively working with future students, helping them to decide on the type of occupation, the circle of interests and the educational institution. Graduates of the school demonstrate exceptionally high rates of examinations and the percentage of admission to the best universities of the country and the world.

Accommodation, housing and food

In the college there are 3 dormitories, boys and girls live in different buildings. Younger schoolchildren live in rooms for 2-5 people, senior students in rooms for 1-2 people. Pupils of the 13th class live mainly in their own rooms. The attendants are always ready to solve any problems of the students.

School meals are organized on a full board basuis. A variety of forms and dishes are offered, including vegetarian dishes. The theory of healthy nutrition is successfully used here in practice.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : Acting skills, art, biology, business, ceramics, chemistry, Classical civilization, design, design and technology, economics, English, English literature, Filmmaking, French, geography, german language, Higher mathematics, history, Information Technology, Latin language, maths, Media sphere, music, physical Culture, physics, politics, Religious studies, Spanish, textile, the photo, Theatrical art

Events Bishop’s Stortford College

While in school, a variety of competitions are held between pupils. Especially popular are competitions between different hostels for the title of the best. Debate clubs (Youth Speak and Rotary Club) regularly organize debates with other educational institutions.

Students have the opportunity to participate in Program of exchanges with schools in Germany and France. Moreover, various thematic trips are arranged in different parts of the world:

  • Active holidays at ski resorts
  • Visiting iconic places in the British and world history - battlefields, etc.
  • Sports tours to South Africa, Malta, etc.
  • Visiting museum complexes in Paris and Washington
  • Concert / theatrical trips to New York.

During the entire period of education, students participate in excursions throughout Britain.

Academic schools participate in public works, provide assistance to nursing homes and patients of medical institutions.

Musical education

More than 50% of students are enrolled in music courses. There is an opportunity to take exams on musical instruments. In college, there is a lot of musical groups - orchestras, quartets, choirs. There is a recording studio with professional equipment. The course of music education includes 10 lessons of music in the trimester.

Sports Education

In school, great importance is given to sports education of children.

Mandatory sports for boys:

  • Rugby
  • Hockey
  • Cricket
  • Swimming
  • Tennis.

Mandatory Sports for girls are the following:

  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Rounders ("English Lapta").

Additional sports:

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Badminton
  • Running
  • Water polo, etc.


  • Classical British education
  • Exceptionally high academic indicators
  • About 4-6% of graduates enter Oxford and Cambridge
  • Teaching staff
  • Picturesque accommodation area
  • Equipping to the best standards.

Equipment Bishop’s Stortford College

The school covers an area of ​​about 120 acres in picturesque countryside on an elevated stretch separating the villages from the nearest town. A small and very familiar territory of the college helps students to feel at home here.

All the premises of the College are equipped with the latest technology. In the recent past, many structures - the chemical laboratory, the arts center, information technology classrooms, sports facilities - underwent radical restoration and re-equipment.

On the school  territory there is a huge sports center with a gym and indoor pool, various sports grounds and tennis courts. There is own medical center.

There are more than 20 circles and sections of different orientation in the school, fully equipped with all necessary means.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The academic year is divided into traditional trimesters:

  • Autumn - from September 6 to December 15 (vacation from October 20 to November 5)
  • Spring - from 8 January to 23 March (holidays from 9 to 18 February)
  • Summer - from 17 April to 6-7 July (holidays from 25 May to 3 June).

Please note that there are some additional fees apart from basic cost of the program:

  • Registration fee
  • Consular fee of the Embassy
  • Visa invitation CAS
  • Compulsory health insurance
  • Tuition fee (one semester cost, refundable)
  • Custody and registration with the agency
  • Examination
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional)
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional)
  • Flights to both ways
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Compulsory health insurance
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

  • Applicants must communicate in English, read and write at a level appropriate to their age
  • The level of English must match IELTS level 5.5-6.0 (Upper Intermediate / Advanced)
  • High performance at the previous place of study
  • To enter the GSCE program: 9 or 10 items with A *, A, B or C in each
  • To enter the A Level program: 7C points In the IGCSE or 7B points in the GCSE; good discipline and 100% attendance.

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