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Welcome to Hereford Cathedral School


Whether you are moving up from our Senior School or joining us from elsewhere, as many do, our cohesive and friendly Sixth Form offers you a highly rewarding and unique experience for some of the most important and pivotal ;years of your life.

It is with great pride that I can say annually we achieve the best exam results in Herefordshire, with over 90% of our pupils going on to the university of their choice, leaving Hereford Cathedral School and moving on to fulfil their aspirations and goals.

Located within the City Centre, we have a Sixth Form centre with a café and study area for the exclusive use of our Sixth Form. Small class sizes (4 to 15 pupils), small tutor groups (12 pupils), specialist support services, and a widerange of courses, brings the very best out of our pupils. We get to know each and every member of the Sixth Form and work with them to build on strengths, while taking the due time and care to identify areas that need support and attention. Pupils receive invaluable help from our UCAS co-ordinators and Careers Department, specific to their needs. None of this is easy, but we pride ourselves on our expertise and commitment, and on our dedication to our pupils.

What sets us apart is that we offer far more than simply an academic Sixth Form education. Our diverse range of extra-curricular and sporting opportunities, allow you to excel, to participate and to try something new.

You are warmly invited to come and see the Sixth Form for yourself and I look forward to meeting you soon.

James Terry, Head of Sixth Form

About us

We provide boys and girls aged 3 to 18 with an excellent standard of teaching and individual care, offering them a broad range of opportunities to develop every aspect of their potential. The Hereford Cathedral School culture produces well-balanced, confident and considerate young adults ready for the wider world.

We seek:

To meet pupils’ academic and personal needs and to promote the acquisition of moral values.

To provide an environment in which pupils feel valued and learn to work co-operatively in a community.

To provide a balanced, appropriate and challenging curriculum and a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities.

To encourage pupils to achieve their academic potential and to foster a climate in which teaching and learning of high quality are given central priority.

To ensure a high degree, within and outside the formal pastoral structure, of personal care, support and guidance. 

To respond to pupils’ aspirations and to be attentive to those of parents, and to their views.

As part of an ancient Cathedral foundation, and as a Choir School, which has the privilege of a Cathedral as its chapel, we are a Christian School in the Anglican tradition, although we welcome and value those of other denominations and faiths. Each pupil is encouraged to consider seriously and openly the Christian tradition within which the School is founded.

We place great value on maintaining close, constructive communication with parents and seek to establish the education of each pupil as a joint endeavour. While academic development of each pupil is a central objective of both the school and the parent body, we seek, through example and ethos, to prepare our pupils for life beyond school by developing certain qualities and values. These include: self-discipline, diligence, acceptance of responsibility and challenge, regard for proper authority, honesty, courtesy, fairness, trustworthiness, loyalty, sensitivity to the needs and views of others, courage, and the capacity to look to the future.

Our aim is to fulfil our charitable status through service to the local community by support for Cathedral choristers, charitable fundraising, the loan of buildings, and other services to the community. Through competitive fee levels and the award of choristerships, scholarships, and bursaries, the pupil body reflects a wide cross-section of the local population.

Additional support

Our Learning Support Department aims to enable pupils to reach their full potential through an understanding of their individual needs and the provision of specific support which matches those needs.

The Learning Support Centre is a dedicated department where pupils throughout the school can receive the support they require, gain confidence in their abilities and develop strategies to enable them to become independent learners. All school staff are encouraged to become involved in this process and to recognise their responsibility for the education of pupils with specific difficulties. The Head of Learning Support keeps staff up-to-date on students’ needs through the Learning Support Register.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Hereford Cathedral School directly.

Last updated date: 20 July 2016

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