Bishop’s is a unique school in a unique place. Since 1890 we have provided high quality education and our eclectic mix of buildings stretching from the seventeenth to the twenty-first centuries reflects the school’s heritage. Our site in the heart of Salisbury in the Cathedral Close provides a stunning location for Sixth Form students to embark on A Level study.
Head of Sixth Form - Year 13: Mrs Lambard
Deputy Head of Sixth Form - Year 12: Mrs Gough
Bishop’s is a tight-knit community of nearly 1000 students; about a third of these are in the Sixth Form, including about 140 Year 12 students who join us after Year 11. In the last Ofsted inspection both the school and the Sixth Form were rated ‘Outstanding’ with the inspector noting that ‘The school provides an outstanding Sixth Form where students are extremely well prepared for academic studies at university and develop as well-rounded young people. Expectations are high and standards achieved in A-Level examinations are outstanding.’
Most students go on to Higher Education and we have a superb record in university entrance, with many embarking upon the most demanding disciplines at leading universities, including a very proud record of success at Oxford and Cambridge.
Whatever a student wishes to do after Sixth Form, we ensure he gets the independent advice he needs to make choices and the support he needs to realise his aspirations.
Our school is renowned for its strong academic tradition and outstanding results – however we see our role as going much further than providing our sixth formers with an excellent base for university entry and preparation for employment. We are also very proud of the rich mixture of extra-curricular opportunities that our students enjoy, including sport, music and drama.
Our Sixth Form is further strengthened by strong pastoral and academic support – we are a caring community in which the needs of individuals are given great emphasis.
We provide many opportunities for the development of leadership skills, perhaps as a prefect or by heading one of the many clubs and societies which flourish here.
I do hope you will be able to visit us soon – maybe at one of our open events. You will be able to hear our students’ impressions first-hand and see how we encourage them to become independent-minded young men who have a sense of responsibility for both themselves and wider society.
Z Lambard & A Gough
Heads of Sixth Form