Bishop's Stortford College
Attain asked the school, what makes Bishop's Stortford College different – and why should parents consider it?
From whatever age your child joins us, life will be busy. They will be doing lots of different things, learning how to prioritise – to take charge of what they are doing and when. But even more importantly, your child will quickly find things they enjoy and become good at.
When they leave us, they will be well prepared for life beyond school, with a combination of abilities, some social, some academic and with choices – choices as to where to direct their efforts and enthusiasm. They will also have the confidence of knowing how to function in the new world that we are all going to embrace.
Our school offers the whole package: breadth of opportunity, depth of academic enquiry, quality of human values and skills, all within a future-oriented climate of endeavour. Academic qualifications are a prime focus for us, yet we know that qualifications alone will not suffice for a life fully lived. Human qualities of decency and kindness are also a large part of the ticket to success. Together, qualifications and qualities are what an education for today and tomorrow must deliver.
We recognise the world your child will be entering and the skills they need. Learning to collaborate, to be a team player, to become friends with diverse, different people, will happen. Here there is a togetherness where none of us is as important as all of us. We do not look like most schools of our type. We are different in some important ways. We are the modern face of independent education.
The school is a registered charity managed by a board of governors. Read more on the Charity Commission website.
The school was last inspected in February 2020. Read the inspection reports on the school's website.
Kathy Crewe-Read is the Head of Bishop's Stortford College, appointed in 2020.