About Us

Bishopstrow College is the UK’s only independent international boarding school offering English language and academic programmes to prepare international students, aged 7 to 17 years, for entry to leading boarding schools in the UK and overseas.

Our students share a commitment to study, a strong sense of purpose, high expectations and good manners!  Combined with the exceptional skills and dedication of our teaching, boarding and support staff, Bishopstrow offers a dynamic learning environment, where students can achieve their very best.

Key Features

  • The College operates as a traditional British boarding school, but with an innovative four-term academic year.  Terms start in September, January, March and June, with a further start date in July for our five-week Academic Summer Programme.
  • A variety of programmes focusing on intensive English language tuition and immersion in the National Curriculum, including Mathematics, Science, Geography and History.
  • Small class sizes, with a maximum of 8 students for English classes and 12 students for other academic subjects, allowing very high levels of individual teacher time.
  • An Individual Learning Plan for every student, updated regularly, detailing progress and areas for improvement in English, other academic subjects, sport and boarding.
  • Flexible lengths of stay, lasting from five weeks to a full academic year, all based around an intensive preparation for entry into a student’s chosen British boarding school.
  • A diverse international community, with the student body made up of more than 20 nationalities.
  • Superb facilities, including a teaching and learning centre with eight classrooms, library, science lab and superfast Wi-Fi to every classroom.
  • Excellent track record of placing students into leading boarding schools in the UK.
  • Teaching Partnerships with more than 100 leading boarding schools in the UK.
  • Set within an impressive 8 acre campus, on the edge of the historic market tow of Warminster, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, close to the attractive cities of Bath and Salisbury.