Bishop's Stortford College
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
About Bishop's Stortford College
Bishop’s Stortford College is a mixed, selective, Christian all-through school without nursery and with sixth form, situated in the market town of Bishop’s Stortford in Herefordshire. It is an independent school with the option of being a day student or a boarder. The school will provide 890 places for secondary and sixth form students between the ages of 11-18, when fully subscribed.
The college was founded in 1868 by a group of East Anglia Nonconformists who had the vision of a public school for boys to receive “an effective and Christian education”. The school celebrated its centenary in 1968 with a visit from the Queen Mother. It started to allow female students into its sixth form in 1978, and became fully co-educational in 1995 alongside the opening of a new mixed pre-prep for 4-7 year olds.
Jeremy Gladwin BSc. Med.
Values and Vision
Bishop’s Stortford College has a vision that education should be an experience that excites and uplifts, providing pupils with a lifelong attitude for knowledge. It complements its challenging academic expectations with activities including music, drama and sport, to ensure students are given a strong, well-rounded education.
“Pupils are extremely well educated, in line with the college’s aims to encourage, teach and challenge each to reach his or her true potential. The quality of their overall achievements is excellent, because of their positive attitudes to study, dedicated and often inspiring teaching, and curricular provision flexibly adapted to meet each pupil’s needs. The governors, headmaster and senior managers provide outstanding leadership.”