Mr Bishop was educated at Charterhouse School before graduating from Oxford University. He began his teaching career at the Royal Grammar School Guildford, one of the UK’s most academic schools where he was a head of department, head of year and school counsellor. He then joined Caterham School as the deputy head before becoming head of Trinity School in South London for 10 years. He was a regular speaker at the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC) as well as other national conferences and conducted staff training at many state and independent schools. After leaving Trinity, Mr Bishop became the CEO of Perrett Laver, a global executive search firm, before returning to education as principal of YK Pao High School in 2018, where he then became the executive headmaster in 2020.