List of Independent Schools in Herefordshire

There are a range of independent schools in Herefordshire covering mixed schools, schools for boys and schools for girls.

Below you’ll find a list of those schools that we have included which have entry into year 7 (11 Plus entry).

Herefordshire Independent Schools accepting entry into year seven

Hereford Cathedral School

Hereford Cathedral School is a mixed school.

Hereford Cathedral School- 486 pupils.

“Hereford Cathedral School is a selective, independent co-educational day school for pupils aged 3 to 18. The school aims to provide an education within a supportive, tolerant and structured environment, which offers each pupil an opportunity to develop every aspect of his or her potential. The senior school consists of 493 pupils of which 163 pupils are in Years 12 and 13.”

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Lucton School

Lucton School is a mixed school.

Lucton School- 354 pupils.

“Lucton is an exceptional rural co-educational day and boarding school, catering for pupils from the nursery, right up to the Sixth Form, where a good selection of A-Level subjects are on offer. Lucton is a relatively small school and the class sizes are also small, even by independent standards, with 12 being the average class size in the senior school with even fewer in the Sixth Form.”

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Preparing for entry into an Independent School

We have developed a section on how to prepare for Independent school exams and how to prepare for Independent School interviews so do please feel free to use these resources if you would like to.

If you are thinking of trying for an Independent School scholarship or bursary then please see our information page on that topic.

Equally, many independent schools publish past papers and we have past papers and sample papers which are useful for preparation in all the core areas:

Free sample 11 Plus English practice and past papers

Free sample 11 Plus Maths practice and past papers

Free sample 11 Plus Verbal Reasoning practice and past papers

Free sample 11 Plus Non-Verbal Reasoning practice and past papers