Bishopshalt School has a very high reputation as a school that values its students and challenges them, in order that they fulfil their potential. Our aim is to ensure that students have the qualifications, skills and attitudes to be successful in adult life and to progress to achieve their goals. We have high expectations of all our students enabling them to achieve excellent examination results. Last year, on average, students at the school achieved 285 UCAS points, which emphasises the high quality of the teaching that students receive. For more than 85% of our students, progress is to Universities, including Oxford, Cambridge and medical schools. We offer a very broad range of academic and vocational subjects at Intermediate GNVQ, GCE and Applied A level and offer the opportunity for all students to develop Key Skills.
We are proud of our strong pastoral system that supports students and helps them to achieve all they can academically, whilst also developing themselves as individuals. We offer a wide range of extra curricular activities including an Enterprise Conference, in which all students participate. The annual dramatic production is always of the highest quality, as one would expect in a school with Arts College status and always features performances from Sixth Form students. The school is traditional and formal in style but flexible and modern in outlook. Students are expected to maintain the highest personal standards of attitude and behaviour at all times. This includes conforming to a dress code that is smart and formal.
Bishopshalt Sixth Form welcomes all students who are motivated to work to the best of their ability and who want to build on the qualifications gained at the end of Year Eleven. Students are given equal encouragement to succeed whether they are intending to stay on for one or two years. Places are available for those who have been educated at other schools and every year a large number of students join us and are made very welcome.