Bishop's Stortford College
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
About Bishop's Stortford College
Our mission is to build confidence for life. Our 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.
We have the time and space and, above all, the commitment, to discover and develop the potential within children, wherever their talents lie. As a day and boarding school for 4-18 year olds, with boarding starting from the age of 7, we cater for boys and girls of different ages within the family and for the individual needs of different families.
At the heart of the College, are people. It is the energy and imagination of College staff, and their enthusiasm to go that extra mile, which creates the opportunities, experiences and very special atmosphere that our pupils enjoy and adds immeasurable value to the education we provide.
Breadth of experience is naturally woven into daily life. Our pupils can, and do, pursue high academic standards whilst enjoying, and succeeding in, many other interests. 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.
Following substantial investment, in 2017 we opened a new day house and three new boarding and day houses which means we are now able to offer boys and girls, state of the art, en-suite boarding accommodation with the very latest in modern facilities. They are something we are enormously proud of.
“At Bishop’s Stortford College, there is a willingness to help each other and a shared commitment to helping pupils.”- Employee
“Lovely place, fantastic work environment and a beautiful place to come every day. I never wake up dreading school.”- Employee
“You have the space and ability to draw on your own character and strength within the College. Staff are supportive and helpful and there is great communication.”- Employee
“There is lots of history and pride, everyone is either proud to work here or be taught here .”- Employee
‘’Overall the school has a lovely family feeling about it.”- Parent
“A concerted effort to improve results through academic rigour, targeting and ‘working smarter’ has paid off – now among top 20 UK co-ed independent schools. Without five centuries of history to draw on, Bishop’s Stortford College isn’t widely known, but is among the generation of schools founded in the Victorian era that are quietly succeeding.”- Good Schools Guide
“For me, school was not solely focused on achieving great results. It was having a support network (staff, pupils and fantastic facilities) that inspired me in so many other ways. The College showed me that learning comes in many forms and shaped me personally: this will be with me forever”- An ex-pupil (Old Stortfordian)