Bishops Stortford College

One of the leading independent, co-educational school in the UK

Bishop's Stortford College caters for boys & girls from 4 - 18 years old. The school is one of the leading independent, co-educational schools in the country. A wonderful place of learning in a beautiful setting on the edge of a market town between London and Cambridge. It is large enough to provide an exceptional range of opportunities, yet small enough for each child to be known and valued. Our love of life and learning enables pupils to grow into well-rounded, skilful, caring and confident people, equipped and ready for the adventures and opportunities life has to offer.

Main Entry Points

Pre-Prep School  4+  Reception
Prep School         7+, 10+ and 11+ Years 3, 6 and 7
Senior School      13+ Year 9 for GCSE courses
Sixth Form           16+ Year 12/Sixth Form for A Level courses

We will, of course, consider children for entry to other year groups, if places are available.

Entry Procedure Overview

Our entry procedure can be summarised in 5 steps: Initial enquiry and visit; Application; Assessment; Offer of a place; Acceptance of a place. Further details of these are available, by section of the College, in the menu on the left.

Special Arrangements

Full details of our policies on Special Educational Needs, English as an Additional Language and Disabilities are available here.


We hold Open Mornings at various times throughout the year. Please see the dates below for Open Mornings during the academic year 2020.


Saturday 25th April 2020
For Reception/4+ entry.
The Pre-Prep Open Morning provides the opportunity for visiting families to view our facilities for both inside and outside learning and meet the Head of Pre-Prep. Gain a feel for the environment whilst chatting with staff about the breadth of opportunities and life within the College.

Whole College

Saturday 19th September 2020 - 9.30am-1.00pm
For all stages of entry

There will be guided tours, talks by the College Head, Heads of the Prep School and Pre-Prep, plus the opportunity to chat to staff, pupils and current parents. Whether visiting for the first time, or returning to see more, this is an ideal opportunity to have a look around all areas of the College that are of interest, and soak up the atmosphere from Pre-Prep through to the Senior School.

Sixth Form 

Saturday 10th October 2020 - 10.15am arrival
Designed for those considering entry to our Sixth Form in September 2021. In addition to the introductory talks, you will have the opportunity to tour the College on a normal working day, meet informally with staff and pupils and discuss subject choices with the Sixth Form Management Team and Heads of Department.

Prep School 

Saturday 7th November 2020 - 9.45am arrival
For 7+ to 11+ entry (Year 3 to 7)

An opportunity to visit the Prep School on a normal working day, with guided tours, an introductory talk and the opportunity to chat to current parents and staff. You may also tour the Senior School if required.

To request a Prospectus, please see our website. 

Bishop’s Stortford College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. To this end, robust Safeguarding processes and procedures are in place to support families, pupils, staff and volunteers. In compliance with the sharing of information guidance/best practice, any concerns are passed to designated teachers, trained in Safeguarding.  As a member of the British Boarding Schools' Association we fully support the BSA Commitment Care Charter published on 1st February 2016.

School for boys & girls aged 4 - 18 years old
School for boys & girls aged 4 - 18 years old

Opening Times

  • Mon 8.20am - 4.55pm
  • Tue 8.20am - 4.55pm
  • Wed 8.20am - 4.55pm
  • Thur 8.20am - 4.55pm
  • Fri 8.20am - 4.55pm
  • Sat 8.20am - 4.55pm
  • Sun 8.20am - 4.55pm
School for boys & girls aged 4 - 18 years old


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