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Bishops Stortford High School

Bishops Stortford High School

Bishop’s Stortford College, an independent co-educational day and boarding school catering to pupils aged 4 to 18, is located on a 130-acre campus on the outskirts of Bishop’s Stortford in Hertfordshire. Commemorating its 150th anniversary in 2018, the college is committed to providing boys and girls with exceptional opportunities to develop into fulfilled, skillful, and happy adults. 

The college's all-encompassing approach to education focuses on academic, moral, spiritual, athletic, and creative growth. In an environment of discovery and wholehearted participation, students are encouraged to showcase their talents and abilities. The comprehensive curriculum covers a diverse range of subjects, including art, design & technology, drama, English, geography, history, ICT/Computing, Latin, mathematics, modern foreign languages, music, PE, religious education, and science.

Moreover, Bishop’s Stortford College ensures that students acquire knowledge and skills to use technology safely and responsibly through a combination of ICT/Computing lessons and the PSHE and Empower programs. Balancing academic work with extracurricular activities like sports, music, and drama, as well as participation in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme, contributes to a holistic educational experience.

The college invests in students’ overall well-being by providing online resources such as The Mindfulness in Schools Programme, a program run by Monash University on the FutureLearn MOOC, and the Smiling Mind program. Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people are prioritized through specific processes and procedures, with all teaching staff trained in Safeguarding.

Bishop’s Stortford College's offerings align with its goal to ensure that young people, as a result of their education, can actively contribute to society and play a fulfilling role in its processes throughout their lives.

County / Area:
An independent, co-educational day and boarding school

Admission to the school is not restricted to a specific catchment area, as pupils are accepted from a diverse range of postcodes.

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Bishop's Stortford High School, London Road, Bishop's Stortford, UK
11+ Exam Details:
Exam Board/Format:
Paper 1 : English
Paper 2 : Mathematics
Paper 3 : Non-Verbal Reasoning

The 11+ examination at Bishop’s Stortford comprises the following papers:

1. English

2. Mathematics

3. Non-Verbal Reasoning

The English paper assesses writing and comprehension skills, encompassing spelling, grammar, and inference.

The mathematics paper is crafted to gauge a child's problem-solving and arithmetic abilities, featuring questions on number theory, measurement, geometry, algebra, and statistics.

The Non-Verbal Reasoning paper is structured to evaluate the capacity to comprehend, interpret, and problem-solve, focusing on logic and intelligence rather than factual knowledge.

Exam Date:
Registration Starts:
Registration Closes:
September 2024
April 2024
June 2024

Results of the test will be available in the website

How to prepare:

We run specialist 11+ online courses focussing on the English, Mathematics and Non-Verbal Reasoning.  The sessions are online and highly interactive.  Speak to us about how we can help your child.

Mock Exams: Our mock exams are designed to reflect the real exam in complexity and format.  Click here to view the mock exam schedule.

Practice Papers: Practice packs designed to help your child master the entire syllabus.

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