Bishop’s Stortford College

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School House, Maze Green Road, Bishop’s Stortford, CM23 2PQ


Based on the outskirts of a picturesque market town, Bishop's Stortford College is one of the UK’s top performing independent co-educational day and boarding schools for 4-18 year olds. As an all-through day and boarding school, with a flexible approach to boarding, the College caters for children of different ages and the individual needs of each family. Midway between London and Cambridge, the College benefits from a peaceful and safe setting, close to countryside, yet within walking distance of the town centre.

As three schools in one, the College is large enough to provide an exceptional range of opportunities, whilst each section is small enough for pupils to be known, valued and nurtured as individuals. Breadth of experience is naturally woven into daily life. Pupils can, and do, pursue high academic standards whilst enjoying and succeeding, in many other interests. In 2021, the College’s Upper Sixth Formers once again celebrated a 100% pass rate, with over half of these results being graded A* or A, far outperforming the national average of 44.3%* (*Ofqual). GCSE results were equally impressive with 79% of all results graded 9-7, compared with the England average of 30%* (*Ofqual). Every pupil is encouraged, taught and challenged to fulfil his or her true potential, by being immersed in an environment of discovery and wholehearted participation. Teachers strive to allow time and space for academic work to be balanced by sport, music, drama, and a diverse choice of other activities including adventure sports like rock climbing and canoeing, service to the community and opportunities for leadership. 

The facilities and learning resources at Bishop’s Stortford College are superb and include a brand-new dedicated Sixth Form Learning Centre, a recently refurbished building, School House, which features an additional 12 classrooms, and an on-site theatre which sees numerous, high quality musical concerts and drama productions performed each year. The College also has outstanding sports facilities including extensive and well-maintained playing fields and cricket pitches, all-weather surface courts for netball and tennis, floodlit Astro pitches for hockey, cricket nets, a multi-use games area (MUGA) and a 25m indoor swimming pool with a learner pool and large spectator gallery.

Pupils at Bishop's Stortford College enjoy being part of a vibrant and diverse community with its blend of day pupils, full, weekly and part-time boarders (those who board a few nights a week). As an integrated day and boarding school, the College has the time and space to provide a healthy breadth and balance of activity within the timetable and key facilities are open in the evenings throughout the week. Boarding options are available from the age of 7 and the College aims to be as flexible as possible within its available capacity.

The five boarding houses at the College simply aim to be the best “home away from home”; a place pupils enjoy returning to, a place of fun and companionship, to share all the good things in their lives as well as finding support, advice and guidance when needed. Living and working together in a spirit of co-operation, respect and enthusiasm helps to build a strong yet diverse community in which individuals can thrive, irrespective of background, interests or nationality. Whether a day pupil or boarder, the College believes that cultivating a sense of belonging is an essential ingredient to a child’s development as a person.

Being part of a community of inspiring people is what’s truly at the heart of Bishop’s Stortford College. Pupils are surrounded by inspiring role models who enable them to develop the same confidence and ability to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. The infectious enthusiasm, imagination and dedication of College staff, in partnership with parents, enables pupils to grow into happy, well-rounded, independently minded, skillful and caring young people, equipped and ready for the adventures and opportunities life has to offer.

Preparatory School, Nursery & Pre-Prep School, Senior School, Sixth Form


Attending Events


Nov 2022

Independent Schools Show, London
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
London, Battersea

Contact Information

School House, Maze Green Road, Bishop’s Stortford, CM23 2PQ

Key Information

Year Established:
Kathy Crewe-Read
Boys & Girls
School Setting:
Number of Pupils:
Age Range:
Nursery & Pre-Prep
Fee Range (Termly):
£3,540 - £12,687
Exit exams:
 A level
Famous Alumni:
Drummond Allison, Second World War Poet, Charli XCX, award-winning singer/songwriter, Sir Stephen Lander, Director General of MI5, Andy Peebles, Broadcaster
Bishop’s Stortford College

Kathy Crewe-Read

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