Hereford Cathedral School A GSG School
- Hereford Cathedral School
The Cathedral Close
- Head: Mr Paul Smith
- T 01432 363522
- F 01432 363525
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.herefordcs.com
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 11 to 19
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Herefordshire
- Pupils: 497
- Religion: Christian
- Fees: £13,341 pa
- Open days: Open Mornings September and November. Sixth Form Open Evenings October and February.
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: Hereford Cathedral Junior School
What The Good Schools Guide says..
The school, originally for choristers of the 12th century, is set around the stunning cathedral green, and the splendours of the cathedral lend a special flavour to the place. But for all the leafy tranquility, the school is......
What the school says...
A message from the Headmaster:
Welcome to Hereford Cathedral School. We seek to provide an exciting and dynamic environment in which young people can feel happy in themselves, secure in their learning and confident that they are developing the life skills necessary for the challenges ahead.
Within the beautiful historic setting of the Cathedral Close you will find a unique energy and spirit, where expectations are high and pupils excel. Boys and girls from different walks of life make friends, support each other and share a common sense of purpose.
Small class sizes, specialist teaching staff and strong pastoral care ensure that each pupil is seen as an individual. Traditional values are at the heart of what we do and with an excellent reputation for academic, artistic, musical, sporting and extra-curricular success, Hereford Cathedral School is a very special place to be.
You and your family are warmly invited to come and experience our distinctive school for yourselves. I look forward to meeting you.
Paul Smith ...Read more
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Best performance by Boys taking English Language & Lit at an English Independent School (GCE A level)
- Best performance by Boys taking English Language & Lit at an English Independent School (GCE AS level)
Choir school - substantial scholarships and bursaries usually available for choristers.
What The Good Schools Guide saysThe school, originally for choristers of the 12th century, is set around the stunning cathedral green, and the splendours of the cathedral lend a special flavour to the place. But for all the leafy tranquility, the school is...
Since 2005, Mr Paul Smith BSc. Originally a zoologist (undergraduate at Manchester, postgraduate at KCL), his first teaching post was at Rugby, followed by stints at King Edward’s School Birmingham and as head of science at Haileybury, then second master and acting head at Portsmouth Grammar School. A softly spoken, friendly, but determined character. Married with two daughters.
Works hard at getting to know every child and speaks of teaching as a 'humbling experience'. Insists on the importance of staff respecting pupils and not becoming 'myopic' about children who don’t fit a particular mould. Emphatic about the importance...
Special Education Needs
Hereford Cathedral school is a selective secondary school, whose pupils are in the average and above-average ability ranges. Learning Support is provided for those pupils whom our screening procedures show to be in need of additional help with reading, spelling or maths, usually provided in small groups. Problems with organisation and handwriting are also addressed. Occasional help is given in other curriculum areas to pupils who are referred by their teachers.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|