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A warm welcome from the Headteacher, 
Mr L. McGillicuddy

We aim to be a self-improving school, in which all members of our community can say we provide our children with an outstanding education that fulfils their potential.’  

Welcome to Bishopshalt School website. Bishopshalt is a mixed 11-18 Academy in Hillingdon, West London and we are committed to individual excellence, ensuring that all students fulfil their potential. We believe profoundly that we provide real care for the students at our school and they know that we expect them to care for each other. The school is a very supportive environment; we give students the skills and confidence to be successful and to make a real contribution to their community. We promote traditional values including being kind to others, respecting them and working hard. We are proud of the very positive relationships that exist in the school and that it is a very happy community. National progress measures show that regularly we have been above national averages over the last 8 years at A level and at GCSE; our results compare very well with national and local outcomes. Our Vision Statement (below) emphasises that we aim to offer an outstanding education to all, but also that we are striving to build on the strong foundations that we have, we always aim to improve.

Vision Statement

 We aim to be a self-improving school, in which all members of our community can say we provide our children with an outstanding education that fulfils their potential.

  • A school where both students and teachers strive to learn and improve
  • A school where we care for every child to enable them to achieve the highest academic progress and personal development possible - to their potential and beyond
  • A school that develops traditional values of kindness and tolerance, respect and consideration of all others, and perseverance and hard work in ourselves
  • A school that offers a rich learning environment, where every student is encouraged to achieve and engage in every lesson, every day

We hope that this website will provide a brief insight into our school and some of the fantastic work undertaken by our highly motivated students and exceptional staff.


Bishopshalt opened in 1907 when Middlesex County Council established Uxbridge County School (our original name). The school now occupies the site and grounds of a former Victorian mansion and its name was taken from the house where, for 500 years, the Bishops of Worcester rested or halted in their own property while making frequent trips to and from London.

Bishopshalt's story is one of continuing growth and success; at first, as a grammar school and, since 1977 as a comprehensive school.

Much of the main part of the school building dates from the 1950's when the school grew to take four forms of entry each year. It has been a popular local secondary school and in the 1970's expansion to five forms of entry brought another building programme. Following the high demand for places, further growth took place in 1989 when the first six forms of entry arrived. An important ingredient in achieving growth and success is the quality of the teachers. Bishopshalt has always had a highly experienced, well qualified and very loyal staff. Since 1907 there have been just six headteachers. Over the years many teachers have stayed to give the bulk of their professional service to the school.

Commitment and a willing involvement in the School extends to non-teaching staff and to parents. There is a very active Parents' Association and parents play a major role as Governors of the School.