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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 Co-educational Day & Boarding
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 850
Boarding fees per annum £14,250 - £17,862
Average Class Size 21
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:13
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP, IBMYP
Diploma Coordinator Peter Bromfield
MYP Coordinator Michelle Butler
Associations SBSA, BSA, IB

Hockerill Anglo-European College has offered the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme since 1998 and is one of the largest UK centres with on average 125 students per year sitting the IB Diploma examinations. The College also offers the Middle Years Programme.

Hockerill has a strong international ethos and prides itself on the manner in which IB principles inform teaching and learning across all stages of the College.

Hockerill offer both day and boarding places with the intake in all years but mainly at age 11 and age 16. It provides high quality boarding provision, comparable with many leading independent schools despite being half the cost. Each student at Hockerill is known and every student benefits from an outstanding pastoral system. Students are inspired, motivated and challenged as well as being provided with the best possible preparation for their future in a global context.

The College's results are significantly above world averages and each year students gain admission to leading universities around the world. In 2020, 76% of its students' UK destinations were to prestigious Russell Group universities. Popular destinations include University College London, Imperial College London, King's College London, Queen Mary University of London and the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Durham, Exeter, Glasgow, Lancaster, Loughborough, Nottingham, Manchester, Bristol, Leeds, Bath, Birmingham, Newcastle, Southampton, Sheffield, St Andrews, Warwick and York, plus several top overseas institutions. Courses of university study include: Economics, History, Natural Sciences, Neuroscience, Medicine, Law, Modern Languages, Business, Architecture, Design, PPE, Engineering, Biomedical Sciences, Computer Science, Veterinary Science, Psychology, Social Sciences, Anthropology, International Relations and Politics amongst many others.

The College has been praised for its strong extra-curricular provision which includes: Sports (Rugby, Hockey, Football, Basketball, Netball, Equestrian, Cricket and Athletics); Music Ensembles, Bands and Choirs; Debating and Model United Nations, Amnesty and Interact Charity Fundraising.

The trips and exchanges programme starts from Year 7 right through to Year 13 and encompasses such destinations as Uganda, India, Japan, China, South Africa, Spain, France, Croatia, Belgium, Germany, Italy and Canada.

Hockerill is consistently ranked as one of the top UK comprehensive school in the Sunday Times Schools Guide.