Independent co-educational day and boarding school

Being a boarder at Hereford Cathedral School is an incredibly exciting, rewarding, and enjoyable experience. Pupils who join the School will become part of one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious institutions with an exceptionally strong national and global reputation. Most likely founded in the 7th century, Hereford Cathedral School achieves outstanding examination success with pupils going onto study at the likes of Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial, UCL and many other leading universities. 

Pupils who join the School find a warm, friendly, and inclusive environment. With first class facilities, boarders can make full use of being in the very heart of a beautiful and ancient city, while similarly experiencing the breath-taking scenery and all of the benefits that the countryside has to offer. At weekends, boarders have a busy and enjoyable programme including an incredible range of activities such as quad biking, ice-skating, and crazy golf; they are routinely joined by teachers and day pupils on these outings, characteristic of the integrated nature of the School community. Boarders are also able to spend time completing their academic work, supported by members of the House team.

Several of our boarders live in the UK and several come from overseas. Wilmot House is a global community which produces global citizens who will thrive in society. Having lived and worked in boarding schools for well over a decade, I believe that boarding provides transformative opportunities. Wilmot House offers a unique boarding experience which truly is home from home and where lifelong friendships will be made.  We do hope that you will make a visit or speak to us further.

Dr Michael Gray, Headmaster


Academic results


Our students achieve outstanding A-Level results with grades over the past five years well above the national average: 

22.4% of all grades at A*
51.4% of all grades at A* to A
75.5% of all grades at A* to B
91.9% of all grades at A* to C

The school’s international students do particularly well, often winning places at Russell Group universities including Imperial College, Sheffield, Bristol and UCL. In 2021, Hereford Cathedral School pupils' results have been impressive across the board, with excellent outcomes in all departments including Maths and the Sciences, the Arts and Languages.


GCSE results over the past five years have also been exceptional:

33.5% of all grades at 9-8 (A*)
55.3% of all grades at 9-7 (A*/A)
77.1% of all grades at 9-6 (A* to B)
96% of all grades at 9-4 (A* to C)

In 2021, Hereford Cathedral School pupils excelled themselves in these unprecedented times, with the Sciences, Latin, Music, PE and Drama being of particular note. 

University Destinations

Pupils from Hereford Cathedral School go on to study at top universities including Oxford, Cambridge, London School of Economics, Imperial College London and King’s College London, as well as other Russell Group universities.

Pupils are given a great deal of support in making their university applications, including help with the personal statement and practice interviews.

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