Bishop's Stortford College, Hertfordshire 13-17 year olds

study English, play sports and see the UK

group of students on grass

English language


Learn English at a traditional British Boarding School.

Boys on a Race Track


Sports and activitites

Play sports and take part in activities with new friends from all over the world.

Student Sightseeing in London


See the UK

Go sightseeing and visit famous cities across the UK.

Bishop's Stortford International Summer School

Bishops Stortford Schoo

Bishop’s Stortford College International Summer School is for international students aged 13 to 17. The courses combine English language tuition, general or specialist activities and classes, events, local visits and excursions to places of historical and cultural interest.

Bishop’s Stortford College is set in extensive, safe, attractive grounds with excellent residential, educational and sporting facilities. The campus is conveniently located on the edge of town and is just a short walk from all the shops, cafes and restaurants as well as the train station.

On campus there are extensive and well-maintained playing fields, all-weather surface courts for tennis and astro pitches for football, a well-equipped sports hall for basketball, badminton, table tennis and indoor hockey and cricket as well as a 25m indoor heated swimming pool. Additional facilities for activities include a dance studio, theatre and Art & Design centre.

During breaks in lessons and activities, students can relax and buy refreshments in the student cafe. WiFi is available across the campus and in the boarding houses.

accommodation and catering

Students are accommodated in five different boarding houses, all located on the main campus. Each house has between 30 and 50 beds in different-sized rooms. The majority of bedrooms are single and either have a private bathroom or individual wash basin but there are several twin and four-bedded rooms in each of the Senior School houses. The College provides bed linen and towels every week and each boarding house has its own laundry. Girls and boys are accommodated on separate floors or in different parts of the boarding houses and have separate bathrooms if the bedrooms are not en suite. There is a common room in each boarding house where students can relax, socialize with each other, watch TV or DVDs, play video, indoor and board games.

The College has a large dining room and provides the students with three wholesome meals each day. Breakfast offers a selection of cold and traditional cooked items; lunch and dinner consist of soup with bread, pasta bar, a main dish, vegetables, salad bar, desserts, fresh fruit basket. Packed meals are provided for full-day excursions, late arrivals and early departures and there is a weekly barbeque.

A wide range of afternoon Academy options are on offer for Teens from 13:45 – 15:45 on three afternoons per week. Students should choose their preferred course(s) at the time of booking: Intensive English, Multi-activity, Creative Arts, Performing Arts, Sports Coaching (either two courses x one week each or one course x two weeks).

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dates & fees 2024

fees & dates

Course 1: 9 July – 23 July (FULL) Course 2: 23 July – 6 August (limited spaces) Course 3: 6 August – 20 August (limited spaces) Course Fees Course 2: £2650 Course 3: £2650 Programme 3: 27th Jul - 10th Aug

excursions and sample timetable

Sample timetable

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