A personal welcome from the Headmaster

Hereford Cathedral School is one of the UK’s leading co-educational day and boarding schools; pupils here are happy, purposeful, and fulfilled. We deliver outstanding education which both stretches and supports each individual, where pupils feel valued for who they are, and where they engage with an incredible range of music, sport and other opportunities, for which we have a national and global reputation.

Pupils at Hereford Cathedral School achieve impressive examination success – this year over a quarter of grades at A-Level were A*; they go on to take up places at the world’s leading universities, such as Oxbridge and Russell Group, as well as highly competitive degree apprenticeship pathways. Additionally, our young people thrive in the world of work and in wider society because of the emphasis that we put on character education, framed within our Christian values, equipping them for a life of leadership and service.

As one of the oldest schools in the world, likely dating back to the second half of the 7th century, we have a long and venerable history. Yet our eyes are firmly fixed on the future, as we endeavour to deliver a world-class education which ensures that all pupils are real-world ready. Our digital strategy, HCS Diploma, and Futures Department are indicative of our innovative curriculum and ambitious pedagogy. I look forward to meeting you and sharing more about what we are doing to deliver a sector-leading education in the beautiful surroundings of our Cathedral Close. A warm welcome awaits.

Dr Michael Gray, Headmaster