Bishopsgate School

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Coordinates: 51°26′24″N 0°34′52″W / 51.440°N 0.581°W / 51.440; -0.581

Bishopsgate School
Nil Nisi Optimum
(Nothing but the best.)
Bishopsgate Road
Englefield Green, Surrey, TW20 0YJ

United Kingdom
Type Independent School
Chairman of Governors Andrew Taee
Headmaster Nigel willams
Staff ~50
Gender Mixed
Age 3 to 13
Enrollment ~350
Houses Frobisher, Livingston, Magellan, Shackleton
Black and Red

Bishopsgate School is a non-denominational co-educational independent school, with pupils aged 3 to 13, in Englefield Green, Surrey.

The school is set in 20 acres (81,000 m2) of land adjacent to Windsor Great Park. It is classed as an IAPS Preparatory School.

The school stands on the site of Scaitcliffe, a former preparatory boys school. Bishopsgate School was formed by the merging of Scaitcliffe and Virginia Water preparatory school in 1996. There are 350 pupils with 12 weekly boarders.

The age range is 3 years old to 13 years old. The headmaster is Andrew Cowell.

The school's gross income for the fiscal year ending August 2012 was £3.52 million,[1] of which 1.71 million pounds was spent on the 50 teachers.[2]

Royal openings[edit]

As one of the oldest independent schools in England, the royal family has visited several times. The Duke of York opened the Jubilee Building (years 3 to 8) in 2003, and the Windsor Building (pre-prep) in 2006. Since then the school has opened several other new facilities, including a Design Technology Centre, floodlit all-weather pitch and Performing Arts Studio. A new indoor swimming pool opened in November 2013.


  1. ^ Charities Commission 1060511
  2. ^ Annual Report[permanent dead link]

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