International Admissions

Application Form

Please click here to download the application form for international students. Please save the form to your desktop before completing. Forms should be returned to

Registration Fee

A non-refundable registration fee of £250 must accompany the application.


A refundable deposit of £2,500 is payable when a place at the school is accepted. This will include school uniform as necessary, and other school incidentals, such as theatre trips etc.

References and Transcripts

Two references will be required. One of these at least should be from the pupil’s current school. Academic results from the past three years must also be provided.

Entrance Tests

Applicants will normally have to sit three entrance tests – Maths, English and a non-verbal reasoning test.

Skype Interviews

All applicants will have a 10-15 minute Skype interview with the Headmaster.

Reservation of Place

Once the application process has been completed the school will send a Letter of Acceptance. A place at the school will be reserved once the first term’s fees have been paid.


For information, please contact our Head of International Students, Stuart Higgins, on 01432 363522 or click here for the 2023 / 24 Fee guide

Statement of boarding principles and practice

At Wilmot House we offer boarding to pupils from Years 9 to 13. We aim to run a happy boarding house where pupils feel confident, safe and secure. This will enable our pupils to thrive academically and socially both within Wilmot House and during the school day at Hereford Cathedral School. Our aim is that our pupils leave Wilmot House as independent young people; confident of their own abilities, aware of their strengths and having developed the necessary tools to allow them to cope and thrive in the wider community beyond school.

Members of staff within our boarding community are expected to be there for the pupils to ensure that their academic and pastoral needs are being met. It is important that our staff members develop a rapport with each pupil by spending time within the house, talking to all the pupils and letting them know that the staff are there for them. There may be quiet times within the house routine where staff may do some personal work between rounds of the house, but the pastoral needs of the pupils always come first. All staff should take initiative in organising ways in which to get to know the pupils and develop their potential at all times.

Our boarding principles complement the Aims of Hereford Cathedral School, as printed in the school calendar available to all staff, pupils and parents.


Hereford Cathedral School students