Primary schools in Herefordshire

Herefordshire has 79 primary schools, all of which are comprehensive day schools for both boys and girls and three special schools also for boys and girls.

The admissions to community, foundation, voluntary controlled and academy schools are on a non-selective basis and most schools have defined catchment areas. Please note that different admission arrangements apply to schools where the governing body makes the decisions.

Primary schools (4 to 11 year olds)

Our 79 primary schools are broken down as follows:

  • 26 are community
  • 32 are Church of England, 3 Roman Catholic, (20 voluntary aided including the 3 Roman Catholic, and 12 voluntary controlled)
  • 2 are trusts
  • 18 are academies and
  • 1 is a free school

Thirteen of the primary schools also have nursery classes for 3 and 4 year olds.

Special schools

There are three special schools in Herefordshire for children with special educational needs (SEN) and admission is arranged in consultation with the parents.