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Appointment of New Principal17th April 2019

We are delighted to announce that Stuart Nicholson has been appointed Principal of Bishopstrow College, effective July 22, 2019. Stuart brings with him a wealth of international education experience, spanning both traditional boarding schools and more recently, international colleges.  He started his teaching career as a Teacher of Physics at West Buckland School in 1988, […]

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Sports Update – Badminton versus Dauntsey’s School20th October 2018

Sports are an integral part of Bishopstrow’s preparation-for-boarding programmes, as we recognise that in most cases, students will have the opportunity to get actively involved in a variety of sports when they join their ‘destination school’.  At Bishopstrow, all students participate in sports for an hour every day during the school week, with optional sports […]

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Master Bakers for Children In Need16th November 2016

Cake Sale for Children In Need – from production to consumption. £60 raised and still counting! Niyaz did a sterling job behind the stall at drumming up even more business for the bake sale!

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Inspirational ex-student of Bishopstrow College21st September 2016

Khaled left Bishopstrow College in 2013 moving on to Stowe and is now at Kings College, London.  He came and spoke to the whole of the student body and was extremely motivating in his talk on his pathway from Bishopstrow. Khaled has set up his own business consultancy firm supporting start up companies with technology. […]

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British Council Report – 13 Areas of Strength2nd September 2016

We are delighted to announce the results of the British Council’s latest inspection of Bishopstrow under the Accreditation UK Scheme.  Under the Scheme, accredited centres are inspected every four years.  These external inspections assure that an accredited centre meets or exceeds the agreed quality standards in management, resources and environment, teaching, welfare and care of […]

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Graduation Ceremony 26 August30th August 2016

On Friday 26 August, we hosted the End of Term 4 Graduation Ceremony, celebrating the successes of all those students leaving the College to continue their education at home or at a mainstream school in the UK.  In opening the Ceremony, Lorraine Atkins, Principal commented: It was my great pleasure to welcome parents, guests and […]

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Olympics at Bishopstrow College22nd August 2016

Students had an exciting week participating in the Bishopstrow Olympics.  Events included athletics, badminton, football, rugby 7s, basketball, tennis, hockey and volleyball.  Inspired by the events in Rio, all students took part and aimed for their very own gold medals!

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Bishopstrow College Becomes a Full Member of the Boarding Schools Association16th August 2016

We are pleased to report that Bishopstrow College has become a full member of the Boarding Schools Association (BSA). The BSA has the twin objectives of promoting boarding education and developing quality boarding through high standards of pastoral care and boarding facilities.  In response to confirmation of this new affiliation, Lorraine Atkins, Principal commented: “As […]

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First Academic Summer Programme25th July 2016

On 22 July Bishopstrow College held a sports day followed by a graduation ceremony for the first five week Academic Summer Programme. The Principal, Mrs Lorraine Atkins was delighted with the progress of each student and described them as pioneers of a new programme and commended them for their positive attitude to embracing the College’s […]

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Graduation Ceremony 9 June9th June 2016

It was a great honour to welcome parents, guests and Simon Morris, Headmaster of Kingswood School, Bath as our guest speaker to Bishopstrow College’s Graduation Day as the Principal of Bishopstrow College on its tenth anniversary.  The weather was glorious and allowed us to enjoy an outside ceremony and birthday cake! In our review of […]

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Senior Boys Secure First Basketball Win1st May 2016

We are delighted to announce that the Senior Boys basketball team secured their first win at the end of April, with a narrow victory over Warminster School.  Bishopstrow College introduced competitive sports fixtures against other local schools at the start of the 2015/16 academic year, with the Senior Boys and Senior Girls competing in basketball, […]

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New Teaching Partnerships Announced11th March 2016

We are pleased to confirm that Teaching Partnerships with Badminton School, Bethany School, Christ’s Hospital, Lockers Park School, Sandroyd School, St Teresa’s School, Effingham and Truro School have recently been approved by UKVI. The College now maintains Teaching Partnerships validated by UKVI, with c.50 schools.  Under these Teaching Partnerships, students with a confirmed offer of […]

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College Students Support Sport Relief

On Thursday 11 March, College students took part in a sponsored fun run around the College grounds, in aid of Sport Relief. The following day, staff challenged students to a basketball match, again in aid of Sport Relief. Both events were part of the College’s ongoing support of the local community and local and national […]

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Bishopstrow College Becomes an Accredited Member of the Independent Schools Association29th February 2016

We are delighted to announce that following a recent ‘inspection’ visit, Bishopstrow College’s application to become an accredited member of the Independent Schools Association (‘ISA’) has been accepted. The ISA’s badge of quality is recognised by parents, agents and educators throughout the UK and increasingly overseas. ISA membership will also give the College access to […]

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