Bishopstrow College

Bishopstrow College


Established in 2006, Bishopstrow College is the UK’s only independent international boarding school, designed to prepare international students for entry into the UK’s leading boarding schools.


Each term, we welcome up to 100 boys and girls, aged 7-17 years, from around 20 different nationalities and a wide variety of cultural backgrounds.  This is intentional, as it encourages students to speak English while they are with us.

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 and our five-week Academic Summer Programme offers a further start date in July.

We offer a variety of programmes, focusing on intensive English language tuition and immersion in the National Curriculum, including Mathematics, Geography, History and Science.

From the moment our students arrive at Bishopstrow, they are fully immersed and integrated into British life and culture.  Their stay can last from five weeks to a full academic year, all based around an intensive preparation for entry into their chosen British boarding school.  We are not affiliated to any individual school, so students are completely free to choose where they go next.  We have an excellent record of enabling our students to enter their chosen schools, often exceeding parent’s expectations.

Bishopstrow College is accredited by the British Council under the Accreditation UK Scheme.  The College is a member of the Independent Schools Association and the Boarding Schools Association and holds a licence from UKVI to sponsor international students (Child Student visas) under the Points Based System.

Situated on a beautiful campus in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on the edge of the ancient market town of Warminster and close to the attractive cities of Bath and Salisbury, Bishopstrow is a great place for students to live, learn and thrive.

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