Secondary schools in Herefordshire

Herefordshire has 15 secondary schools (all of which are comprehensive day schools for both boys and girls), and three special schools, which are also for boys and girls. One however is a through school primary to secondary (The Steiner Academy).

You can view a full list of maintained secondary schools in Herefordshire in Appendix 3 of the Secondary school transfer booklet 2024.

Some of Herefordshire’s secondary schools are academies which are directly maintained by the Department for Education and some are directly maintained by the Local Authority.

View Herefordshire secondary schools

Admissions to community and voluntary controlled schools are on a non-selective basis. Most but not all such schools have defined catchment areas. Different admission arrangements apply to Voluntary Aided, Academies and Foundation schools where the Governing Bodies make the decisions.

View the catchment area map for schools

Secondary schools (11 to 16 year olds)

Our 15 schools are broken down as follows:

  • Community schools - 3
  • Voluntary assisted Church of England - 1
  • Voluntary assisted Roman Catholic - 1
  • Academies - 10

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. View more information about moving to the next phase of education if your young person has an EHCP.

Accessibility in schools

Find out more about accessibility in Herefordshire schools for pupils with disabilities.