Welcome to the Senior School

“Pupils are extremely well educated and enthusiastically embrace the culture of high expectations in all areas of College life.” ISI INSPECTION 2011

Bishop’s Stortford College Senior School is, in the words of ISI inspectors, ‘an exceptional learning community’ - a place where children, as they enter the teenage years, have wonderful opportunities to become confident, well-rounded and interesting young men and women who take with them the qualifications, skills, adaptability and respect for others to thrive in the world beyond school.

Ensuring this process of all round growth – academically, morally, spiritually, athletically and creatively – is our aim. 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.

Senior School pupils enjoy increasing freedom in choosing how they spend their time, with our highly regarded and extensive activity programme, in addition to outstanding sport, music, visual art and drama opportunities, the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme and numerous clubs and societies. The breadth of opportunity is simply stunning even by independent boarding school standards.

The College Houses are a central part of life for all Senior School day pupils and boarders. The strong sense of belonging and level of care between pupils across the year groups, and between pupils and staff, make Bishop's Stortford College a very special place to be.

Senior School Year Groups               

Age Year Group National Curriculum Equivalent Year
13-14 Fourth Form Year 9
14-15 Lower Fifth Year 10
15-16 Upper Fifth Year 11


Sixth Form Year Groups

Age Year Group National Curriculum Equivalent Year
16-17 Lower Sixth Year 12
17-18 Upper Sixth Year 13


If you would like to arrange a private visit to the Senior School please contact our Admissions Officer, Mrs Gough. Our next whole school Open Morning is on Saturday 23rd September 2017 but you may also be interested in coming to our Sixth Form Open Morning on Saturday 15th October 2016.  There is no need to book, just come along on the day.  You may request a copy of our latest Prospectus here

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Senior School Prospectus 15th Jun 2016 Download