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Hockerill Anglo-European College

Hockerill Anglo-European College

Dunmow Road, Bishops Stortford, CM23 5HX, UK

01279 658451



Hockerill Anglo-European College
School type State Boarding & Day School
Founded 1980
Status State
Principal David Woods
Date Appointed September 2020
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 11-18 years
Number of pupils 900
Residential Boarding £15,279 - £19,527 per annum
Average Class Size 21
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:13
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP, IBMYP
Diploma Coordinator Thea Wilson
MYP Coordinator Michelle Butler
Associations SBSA, BSA, IB

Situated on a leafy campus in Bishop's Stortford, 10 minutes from London Stansted Airport, Hockerill is a leading UK school featuring in both the Sunday Times and the Good Schools Guide. It is a strong, caring community of 900 boys and girls (400 boarders and 500 day students) aged between 11 and 18. All five boarding houses are located within the campus.

Student outcomes are exceptional with results and university destinations comparing favourably to those of top independent schools. Typically 70% of those attending UK universities go on to Russell Group destinations. The Sunday Times placed Hockerill fifth of all comprehensives, based on academic achievement, in its 2024 guide.

The College offers a rigorous and broad curriculum and is proud to be one of the largest state schools offering the prestigious International Baccalaureate Middle Years and Diploma programmes with consistently outstanding results. Hockerill has a special focus on languages and music with both French/English and German/English bilingual sections.

The main intake years are at ages 11 and 16 with a limited number of additional places at ages 13 and 14. The Lower College curriculum is based on the IB Middle Years programme offering a wide range of subjects with students taking their GCSEs before moving on to the IB Diploma.

The College has a strong extra-curricular provision which includes Sports, Music Ensembles and Choirs, BMX, CCF, Young Enterprise, Duke of Edinburgh, Debating, Model United Nations, Amnesty and Charity fundraising. There are some 100 clubs on offer.

The trips and exchanges programme runs throughout the College and encompasses destinations such as Uganda, India, Japan, China, Spain, France, Croatia, Belgium, Austria, Germany and Italy.

Many events take place during the year for students including formal dinners, concerts, Prize Giving, Boarders weekend (for students and their families). As part of the regular communication, there is a termly forum for boarding parents.