Welcome to the Senior School



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 people 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 personal development programme, in addition to outstanding sport, music, visual art and drama opportunities, the Duke of Edinburgh's Awards 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. 

“Pupils grow steadily in self-confidence and independence, well supported by the curriculum and teaching.” ISI Inspection 2017

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. You may view and download a copy of our latest Prospectus here

“I feel that I have been stretched to my fullest potential and leave the College a brighter, more rounded, happier person. The opportunities have been countless and I have enjoyed succeeding in every one of them!! Thank you for giving me the chance to SHINE!”   Tonica, Former Pupil