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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 Coeducational Day & Boarding
Founded 1980
Status State
Head of School Richard Markham
Date Appointed 2013
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 11-18
Number of pupils 800
Average Class Size 21
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:13
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP, IBMYP
Diploma Coordinator Bradley Snell
MYP Coordinator Sarah Pearson
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.

The College's results are significantly above global averages and each year students gain admission to leading universities around the world. In 2018, 75% of its students' UK destinations were to prestigious Russell Group universities. University destinations include: University College London, King's College London, SOAS and the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Durham, Exeter, Glasgow, Nottingham, Warwick, Manchester, Bristol, Leeds, Bath, Birmingham, Newcastle, Southampton, Sheffield, St Andrew's and York. With overseas destinations including Bocconi, Sciences Po, Universities of Amsterdam, Heidelberg and Tokyo. Courses of university study include: Economics, History, Natural Sciences, Medicine, Law, Modern Languages, Business, Architecture, PPE, Engineering, Biomedical Sciences, Social Sciences, Veterinary Science, Anthropology and Politics amongst many others.

Hockerill 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 main intake years being at age 11 and age 16. Its high quality boarding provision is rated outstanding by Ofsted and is comparable with many leading Independent Schools despite being half the cost. 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, Canada, Austria and Finland.

Hockerill was listed as the top UK comprehensive school in the Sunday Times 2018 Schools Guide.