Welcome from the Principal

At Bishopstrow College we create a safe, warm and fun learning environment where living in a British boarding school becomes a seamless and happy transition.

Our students leave Bishopstrow not only able to be in a classroom with native speakers, but being able to compete academically at all levels. We provide the foundations for independent learners who develop a passion for life and learning. Every student is an individual, but it is also important for them to work as a team player, whether it is on the sports field, during a walk in the countryside, in the classroom, or participating in drama or music. Our classroom at Bishopstrow operates in every environment and every day of the week, but always in English!

If students carry the five virtues of the College with them in life of being honest, kind, organised, hard working a a team player, they will do well.  Today, we all live and operate in a global environment, enabling your son or daughter to come and study at the College provides them with a fantastic international experience for life.

Lorraine Atkins, Principal

The College

Established in 2006, Bishopstrow College is a year-round fully residential International Study Centre for students aged 7-17 years. English language and academic pathway programmes are provided to prepare international students for entry into leading boarding schools in the UK and overseas.

The programmes provide an exciting and stimulating education through an integrated course, which both engages and challenges students at all stages of their intellectual development. With up to 80 international students enrolled each term, usually from around 20 different nationalities, we provide a diverse culture to enhance a passion for learning.

Bishopstrow College is not affiliated to any other schools and has developed an excellent reputation as a stepping stone to over 125 leading boarding schools, both in the UK and worldwide.

The College operates a flexible four-term academic year: students are prepared quickly for entry into mainstream boarding schools (minimum 1 term to a maximum of 4 terms).

Class sizes are small, with no more than 8 students per class for English and 12 students per class for subjects; teachers are qualified or trained in teaching English as an additional language.