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.

Whole College 

Saturday 24th September 2022 

For all stages of entry*

There will be guided tours, talks by the 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.

*Please note, only Full and Weekly boarding places are currently available for Year 9 2023 entry. 

Programme of the Day: 

9.30am - Tours Begin

10.15am - First talk by Bill Toleman, Head of the Prep School and Kathy Crewe-Read, College Head in the Ferguson Lecture Theatre

11am - Talk by the Head of Pre-Prep, Belinda Callow, in the Pre-Prep Hall

11.30am - Second talk by Bill Toleman, Head of the Prep School and Kathy Crewe-Read, College Head in the Ferguson Lecture Theatre

12pm - Last Tours Depart

Register for our Whole College Open Event

Sixth Form 

Saturday 8th October 2022

For 16+ entry in 2023

Designed for those considering entry to our Sixth Form in September 2023, 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.

If you wish to book a personal visit, please email admissions@bishopsstortfordcollege.org or call 01279 838604.

Register for our Sixth Form Open Event

Prep School 

Saturday 12th November 2022

For 7+ to 11+ entry (Years 3 to 7)

An opportunity to visit the Prep School on a normal working day, with guided tours, an introductory talk from the Head of the Prep School and the opportunity to chat to current pupils, parents and staff. There will also be the opportunity to tour the Senior School if required. 

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

Register for our Prep School Open Event