Boarding & Homestay

Boarding house

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.

Wilmot House is situated near to Hereford city in a beautiful Georgian building, built around 1720. The newly 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 House Parents and a House Tutor. We also have a school matron on site.


Single, twin and quad rooms are available in the boarding house, all with en-suite facilities. Pupils can enjoy adding their own personal touches to make sure they feel at home. 


Our wood-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. Kitchen areas will also be available for pupils to make their own snacks.


Transport to and from school will be provided, as well as planned trips into the city at the weekend.


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.


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.