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About us

Our Ethos

Bishopshalt Sixth Form is is a high performing and extremely popular Sixth Form; combining excellent exam results (45% A*-B at A2 level) with a supportive, friendly atmosphere.

We welcome and encourage all students with high aspirations to apply and join our increasingly popular and vibrant Sixth Form.

The majority of our Year 11 students chose to join the Sixth Form each year, alongside more than 100 students from over 25 different schools in Hillingdon, West London and South Buckinghamshire.

Students benefit hugely from the variety of facilities to be expected from a specialist  Performing Arts College but equally the school justifiably maintains an excellent reputation for teaching the facilitating subjects including a full range of sciences, social sciences, humanities and the arts.

You are warmly invited to find out why Bishopshalt Sixth Form is so successful by visiting us at any time.

Please email 6thform@bishopshalt.hillingdon.sch.uk with your request

OFSTED

There is a good range of extra-curricular activities.  Students’ personal development is outstanding.  They develop an impressive assuredness during their time in the sixth form and contribute well to the life of the school.  They are given good academic support and guidance.  They feel that their progress is monitored closely and value the help that they are given in their applications to higher education.  One student said that the teachers are ‘always pushing you to achieve your potential’.

The latest report by ALPS (an independent) organisation puts us consistently in the top 25% of schools nationally for A-Level results while our curriculum review has added new A levels in Law, Accounting and Anthropology as well as new BTECs in Health, Business and Sport, significantly expanding the range of Level 3 courses offered. Whether you are aspiring to Oxbridge or medical school or simply hoping to enhance your employment prospects after A levels we will help you develop your skills and personal qualities as well as giving you the best opportunity possible to achieve the very highest grades at A level.

Our History

The school’s unique charm can be partly attributed to the beautiful mansion and conservatory, built in 1858, which houses the Sixth Form tutorial area. The mansion has been home to Bishopshalt School since 1928.

The name Bishopshalt is derived from the history of the site, as for 500 years, the Bishops of Worcester halted at the grounds of the school on their journeys to and from London, hence Bishops halt.

Recently, television crews have deemed Bishopshalt School to be suitable for the filming of Jeeves and Wooster starring Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry as  well as the film adaptation of Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, directed by Gurinder Chadha, and last year the BBC comedy Big School starring David Walliams and Catherine Tate, in which 200 Bishopshalt students acted as extras and two of our senior Performing Arts students were given speaking roles. We look forward to filming the third series of this popular broadcast!