Boarding & Homestay

Pupils boarding at Hereford Cathedral School enjoy being part of a boarding house with a warm, family atmosphere where we ensure they feel safe and well looked after throughout their time with us.

The boarding house is situated near to Hereford city in a beautiful Georgian building, built around 1720. The fully refurbished property offers pupils the perfect combination of a historic English setting with modern amenities. The house is superbly equipped with a large common room, dining room, kitchen areas for making snacks and WiFi access throughout. The extensive grounds are ideal for group activities and for pupils to relax and explore.

Our exceptional pastoral care ensures a home-from-home experience for our students. Boarding house pupils are cared for by our experienced and dedicated Housemistress, Resident Tutor and Matron.

Dining room
Living room


Pupils are transported to and from school in school minibuses, at the beginning and end of each school day. There are also school minibuses available for trips into Hereford at the weekend.


House life is busy, packed with fun activities for pupils to enjoy. As well as the sporting and extra-curricular opportunities on offer at school, our boarders enjoy a full programme of social activities during evenings and weekends. These include quiz and film nights on-site, and a range of trips to local attractions and events. There are also excursions to cities such as Oxford, Bath, Cardiff, Manchester and Liverpool.


Some pupils may choose to stay with a ‘homestay family’ during their time with us. All families are carefully selected and vetted by the School.


Bedrooms are a mixture of single, twin and quad rooms, all with en-suite facilities. Pupils can enjoy adding their own personal touches to make sure they feel at home. 


Our oak-panelled dining room provides a homely setting for communal meals. Pupils eat lunch in the school dining hall or sixth form café during the week, and return to the boarding house to enjoy dinner with their friends. Separate boys' and girls' kitchen areas are available for pupils to make their own snacks.