Hockerill Anglo-European College: Bishop's Strotford, Hertfordshire,UK

Bishop's Strotford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Hockerill Anglo-European College: Bishop's Strotford, Hertfordshire,UK

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Top 10 state boarding schools UK. Sixth form boarding schools

Hockerill Anglo-European College in Bishop's Strotford, Hertfordshire offers fantastic co-educational boarding facilities in the UK! In our opinions one of the best state boarding schools in England! Great location near London and between London and Cambridge!. One of best IB boarding schools. Sixth form boarding school’s students consistently achieve the highest standards in IB Diplomas. Our sixth-formers regularly move on to study at premier universities in the UK and worldwide. Exam results 57% of all the GCSE grades were either at A* or A. 94% of our students achieved 5 GCSEs including English & Mathematics at A*-C. A very impressive 24% of the students achieved 10 or more GCSEs with an A* or A.


Number of students

  Girls Boys Total
Boarding School: 190 190 380
Year of foundation: 1850
Some history:

Best state boarding schools UK

Hockerill state boarding school in Hertfordshire enjoys a rich and varied heritage. Originally established in the early 1850s, it was a teacher training college until 1978. It re-opened in 1980 as a co-educational boarding school until 1994 when it became grant maintained Hockerill Anglo-European School. 1998 proved to be a defining year, as the school underwent a dramatic transformation into Hockerill Anglo-European College. In the process it:- became one of the country’s first specialist language colleges; offered a sixth form provision for the first time; chose the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme as the only course of sixth form study. Progress and innovation Since then the College has doubled in size, with over 700 students around a third of whom are boarders from Europe and beyond. There are over 50 cosmopolitan, carefully selected, teachers – most at least bilingual - and double that number including support staff. We pioneered language school-university partnerships when we joined the University of Nottingham in training future language teachers. Equally significantly our close working and cultural links with a network of partner schools throughout Europe offers all our students the opportunity for regular visits and prolonged study abroad. Academy Status Hockerill Anglo-European College were pleased to gain Academy status in Febuary 2011 and became top 10 state boarding schools UK.

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Name of Director: Fiona Bates

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Website: www.hockerill.herts.sch.uk

Rolling or fixed admission date? Rolling

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Cost of tuition

7 days boarding: 16 752 GBP per year

About the school

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IB boarding school

We are the only maintained boarding establishment where sixth formers only study the IB Diploma. This is primarily because we believe it provides a broader & more coherent alternative to the A-Level curriculum more commonly available in the UK and that it is a better preparation for university. It also provides a highly marketable qualification within the increasingly international workplace of the future. Students of this top 10 state boarding schools UK consistently achieve the highest standards in IB Diplomas. Our sixth-formers regularly move on to study at premier universities in the UK and worldwide. Course components Candidates chose six subjects - three at Higher Level and three at Standard Level. Individual choices depend on whether the student is a science specialist, language specialist or 'all rounder'. Additionally, all follow a Theory of Knowledge course, participate in a Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) programme, and complete a mini dissertation based on their own research. All students of this best state boarding school study two foreign languages to GCSE level and at least one within the IB course of study. Bilingual sections are an option and include French/English and German/English. In these History and Geography are taught in French and German.

Sport and culture

Sport Facilities: At this best state boarding school we aim to provide students with a broad and balanced curriculum consisting of: Rugby; Hockey; Netball; Basketball; Football Rounders; Cricket Cross Country, Orienteering Health Related Exercise, Gymnastics, Dance Athletics Table Tennis, Snooker
What we offer?
Culture and arts: Our state of the art music suite, opened in October 2006 following our award as a specialist music college in April 2006 boasts: professionally equipped recording studio and sound booth; six soundproofed practice rooms; a music technology suite; two large teaching spaces; instrument safe store; private tuition available for 19 types of instrument; 9 musical groups offering extra-curricular ensemble experience.

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