Welcome to the Junior School

We all want the best for our children. We also understand that choosing a school is an incredibly important and difficult decision. Let us tell you some of the qualities we believe make Hereford Cathedral Junior School stand out among the rest.

Located in the heart of Hereford in Cathedral Close, we are lucky to be in a beautiful and tranquil setting. When your child arrives, they will be greeted with a warm and inviting atmosphere where their fellow pupils are curious, respectful and happy.

In a child's early years it's important to remember they develop physically, cognitively and emotionally at a faster rate than any other time. Each child also learns at a different speed. With an emphasis on small class sizes, specialist teaching staff and strong pastoral care, we are able to deliver tailored teaching for every child that delivers the best opportunity to succeed.

We could not be more delighted with the care and attention the staff and pupils have shown our daughter. She continually grows in confidence and ability.
Junior School Parent

Creating happy children

Above all, it is important to both parents and staff that our children are happy. That is why our focus extends beyond just academic performance. While excellent teaching is at the heart of what we do and we are proud of the fantastic results our children achieve, we strongly believe happiness and a love of learning is key to becoming a well-balanced person later in life. We aren’t just looking at the next 6 years; our vision is to prepare children for life. 

Children reading together
Children in playground
Boy in classroom

A focus on values

Developing well-rounded children who are successful and happy requires something else of incredible importance...values. Traditional values such as good manners, honesty, integrity, kindness and consideration for others are all cultivated within our safe and caring environment. We feel our Junior School’s greatest strengths lie in our unique approach to education, focusing on the child and their personal ambition, instead of treating the whole class as one entity. This personal approach is what develops strong values, happiness, and a love of learning.

Become a member of our family

Starting junior school can be a daunting time for children. We aim to make that transition as simple as possible and have cultivated a friendly and welcoming atmosphere where children make friends with ease, enjoy their learning and develop the confidence to grow and succeed. We like to think of our school as a family and while your child will arrive a member of your family, they will quickly become a member of ours.

You are warmly invited to visit and see for yourself and I look forward to meeting you soon.

Chris Wright, Head of Junior School