Bishops Diocesan College

Christian-Anglican School in Rondebosch

Bishops Diocesan College (commonly just known as Bishops) is a distinguished boys’ high school situated in the leafy suburb of Rondebosch in Cape Town.

Bishops is one of Rondebosch's most prestigious high schools.

It has a long history of excellence pertaining to academics and sports. The school was established in 1849 by Bishop Robert Gray in the grounds of his residence, now called Bishopscourt. 

Bishops is a Christian-Anglican school that prides itself on teaching students to embrace and celebrate diversity in the communities of the school and nation, as well as address social issues such as the sustainability of the environment and technological advances in the country.

The Start of Bishops College

Bishops: the name is known, admired and respected not only in South Africa but abroad, in international cloisters wherever great schools are...more

Bishops College in the 19th Century

Before the end of the first year of the school’s inception, three more pupils, including a day boy - Bishop Gray's own son, Charles - had ...more

Bishops College in the 20th Century

In February 1902 the results of the first Rhodes Scholarships were posted. Two boys scored 180 and 172 marks respectively, and it was decide...more