Admissions and Open Events

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.

All admissions are managed through our online portal found here

Special Arrangements

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

Open Events

Please see below for our upcoming Open Events.

Pre-Prep School 

Saturday 22nd April 2023

For 4+  entry (Reception)

An opportunity to visit the Pre-Prep School, with guided tours, an introductory talk from the Head of the Pre-Prep and the opportunity to chat to current parents and staff.  

If you wish to book a personal visit, please get in touch with the Pre-Prep Admissions Officer, Sally McGuinness: email ppadmissions@bishopsstortfordcollege.org or call 01279 838626. 

Register for our Pre-Prep Open Event

Whole College 

Saturday 23rd September 2023

All stages of entry 

An opportunity to visit the College with guided tours, talks from the Head, Head of the Prep School and Head of Pre-Prep, plus the opportunity to chat to parents, pupils and staff. 

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 Sixth Form.

If you wish to book a personal visit, please get in touch with the Admissions Office: email admissions@bishopsstortfordcollege.org or call 01279 838575. 

Register for our Whole College Open Event

Prep School

Saturday 11th November 2023

7+ to 11+ Entry (Years 3 - 8)

An opportunity to visit the Prep School, with guided tours, an introductory talk from the Head of the Prep School and the opportunity to chat to current pupils, parents and staff. 

If you wish to book a personal visit, please get in touch with the Prep School Admissions Officer, Fiona Brett: email psadmissions@bishopsstortfordcollege.org or call 01279 838607. 

Register for our Prep School Open Event