Hereford Cathedral Junior School seeks to spark a lifelong passion for the creative and performing arts in even our youngest students. The school is very well resourced to awaken in children an interest in music, drama, fine art and ceramics.

All children receive formal music tuition, learning the basics of musical notation and learning to apply this by playing a musical instrument in the classroom. Pupils that receive one-to-one music lessons may also share their developing skills in performance opportunities throughout the year.  There’s a whole host of instruments to choose from and most children pursue some further musical tuition in the Junior School.

We are a school that sings! Every day there is music in our school, whether that be through whole class participation in music lessons, choir rehearsals or the hymn-singing in assembly.

Children don’t have to be choristers to have world-class singing opportunities. With visiting conductors as well as competition entries, our Junior School Choir has been a national winner or finalist several times in recent years.

“Music is described by parents as ‘phenomenal’!”


Performing Potential

Budding actors will find just as many opportunities at the Junior School. Whether taking a role in our regular plays, developing individual skills in speech and drama lessons – or simply standing up and speaking in front of their peers – our performing arts programme is designed to build the self-esteem and confidence your child will carry forward with them through school life and beyond.

With a beautiful medieval dedicated art space, Junior School children can make and create from an early age. Drawing, painting and use of textiles are all incorporated into their arts programme. There’s a dedicated design and technology suite for innovation in 3D.  With the support of science and computing teachers, children also have fun adding technological enhancements.

High-quality ceramics are also achieved within this dedicated art space which is proud to boast its own kiln. Inspiration comes from a range of famous artists or indeed the cathedral on our doorstep!