Transforming Lives Today and Tomorrow
The School's Development Office was set up in June 2010 to help to support the strategic vision for the development of Hereford Cathedral School.
Hereford Cathedral School is a registered charity (no. 518889) and members of the Development Board are representative of all areas of the school community.
The Development Office was established to support this role by fostering relationships with other members of the Hereford Cathedral School community, as well as by engaging the wider community, involving those who share the vision for the school and encouraging these people to help us to realise this vision.
"Pupils at Hereford Cathedral School are nurtured to become remarkable young adults and this life changing opportunity should be available to all regardless of their financial means."
Anna Ellis nee Brookes (OH 1975 - 1982)
An introduction from the Head
Hereford Cathedral School has a long and distinguished history. For over 600 years the School has educated young people of Herefordshire and beyond, and today it shines as a beacon of academic, creative and sporting excellence.
Our historic and inspirational setting is a constant reminder of the School’s foundations and role within the wider community. Each new generation brings its own particular challenges and opportunities, but over the centuries a common purpose has ensued, enabling the School to flourish through both thick and thin. We are determined that the School should continue to develop and adapt, whilst not losing sight of the core values and principles that have stood HCS in such good stead throughout its history.
Hereford Cathedral School is not, and never has been, a rich school. However, we have been able to increase and improve facilities, and offer financial assistance to pupils who could not otherwise have attended In many cases this has been achieved through the generosity of benefactors, such as King Charles I, the Duchess of Somerset and more recently Arthur Zimmerman, Miss Knapton and Mrs Cavill. Many others have contributed to capital projects such as the Portman Building, improvements to the Gilbert library and more recently the Wyeside Pavilion.
As with all independent schools, it is not possible for HCS to continue improving its facilities, and at the same time increase its bursary fund, from fee income alone. We therefore need to be imaginative and creative, prudent and determined, but most of all we need the support of our wider community of parents (past and former), Old Herefordians’, staff, Governors, pupils and friends, and all who have the future success of this great school at heart.
Exam results have never been better and we have enjoyed national and local success in many fields. The opportunities for our pupils remain broad and exciting, and the Govenors join me in wanting to keep the momentum going, to continue thinking ahead and to make sure that we remain one of the very best schools in the country.
I hope very much that you will join me in supporting the fund and our vision for an exciting future.
Paul Smith, Headmaster