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The isbi Schools Directory Guide To The Top Private Schools & Colleges In Herefordshire

For anyone planning a move to or within Herefordshire in west England, we have collated information below about different places to live, schools, estate agents and other information we think useful for relocating within fantastic Herefordshire.

Offering some of the best living anywhere in Great Britain, Herefordshire's famous British cities and towns include Hereford, Leominster, Kington, Bromyard, Ledbury and Ross-on-Wye.

Herefordshire has a great choice of high quality UK private schools, beautiful countryside, lots of activities and excellent housing - with a fantastic range of different property to call home, from country mansions and estates, cottages and bungalows to new build executive housing, family townhouses and apartments.

"Off the beaten track, under the radar, a hidden gem... the chances are you haven’t yet stumbled upon Herefordshire. Tucked against the Welsh border, hugged by the Malvern Hills and the Brecon Beacons, Herefordshire is closer than you think but the wild landscapes, relaxed market towns and fabulous local food will make you feel a world away." Visit Herefordshire

Herefordshire is a landlocked county that hugs the Welsh border in the west of England. Herefordshire’s neighbouring counties include Worcestershire to the east, Shropshire to the north and Gloucestershire to the south.

The Muppets have strong roots in Herefordshire! Miss Piggy, Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo and the rest of the Muppet crew were created by Frank Oz, who was born in Herefordshire in 1944.




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Looking for a prestigious Independent (private) school in Herefordshire, GB?

If you are thinking of moving to live in Herefordshire (or you already live in Herefordshire but are considering relocating) and you and your family are researching some of the best private schools in Herefordshire there is a big choice of high quality Herefordshire schools, with a number of the Herefordshire highest ranking Independent schools considered to be some of the best in the UK.

Herefordshire private education sector features day schools and boarding schools, girls schools, boys schools and co-educational (mixed) schools, including leading private Nurseries, Prep Schools, Independent Secondary and Sixth Form schools and colleges.

Find Private Schools In Herefordshire, UK (Or "Private Schools Near Me")

Developed over the last 36+ years, the isbi School Search Directory is one of the largest and most comprehensive private schools directories available, helping thousands of families to find, compare and select good schools since the 1980s.

>   You can search for private schools with a reputation for excellence in Herefordshire and in the cities of Hereford or towns like Leominster, Kington, Bromyard, Ledbury and Ross-on-Wye by using our Private Schools Directory and Independent Schools Finder (powered by isbi's School Search Directory) or by clicking on the names of the schools and colleges listed below to see detailed profiles with photos, videos, maps etc.

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Please see below for a full list of private schools and colleges in Hereford, some of the best of which being:



Bromsgrove School

Bromsgrove, Hereford and Worcester, B61 7DU

Private School (Fee Paying), Co-Educational, 2-18 Years, Day & Boarding (Full, Weekly)

Bromsgrove aims to produce happy, creative, moral citizens who live motivated, fulfilled lives while enriching the lives of others. Bromsgrove provides an enlightened, disciplined and broad education, allowing pupils to best respond to global change while retaining core values.

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Bromsgrove Preparatory School

Bromsgrove, Hereford and Worcester, B60 2BU

Private School (Fee Paying), Co-Educational, 7-13 Years, Day & Boarding (Full, Weekly)

Individual achievements, and the importance of team efforts, are both highly valued at Bromsgrove. They aim to nurture and challenge their children; recognising that children need to be guided but also given the freedom to think for themselves and to develop a true sense of self.

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Habedashers' Monmouth Schools

Monmouthshire, NP25 3HG

Private School (Fee Paying), Co-Educational, 3-18 Years, Boarding (Full, Weekly)

Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools offer a unique and innovative system of education, known as the Monmouth Model. Our family of schools aspires towards national and international respect for delivering an exceptional all-round education for girls and boys. 

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Top Private Independent Secondary Schools & Colleges In Herefordshire, UK

Some of the best Independent Secondary schools and colleges and Sixth Form schools and colleges in Herefordshire, Great Britain providing a top-tier, world-class British day and boarding single-sex and mixed education for boys and girls include:

Top Private Pre-Preparatory & Preparatory Schools In Herefordshire, UK

Some of the best Pre-Prep and Prep schools in Herefordshire, Great Britain providing a top-tier, world-class British day and boarding single-sex and mixed education for boys and girls aged from 3 years to 11 or 13 years include:

Special Needs Schools In Herefordshire, UK

Some of the best Special Needs schools in Herefordshire, Great Britain providing a top-tier, world-class British Special Needs and Special Education Needs education for boys and girls (single-sex and mixed) include:




Where To Live In Herefordshire, England, UK

The most popular British cities and towns in the Herefordshire area (GB) include, with approximate population numbers:


Hereford (61,500), Ross-on-wye (10,600), Leominster (11,700), Ledbury (9,300), Bromyard (4,700), Mortimer (3,000), Golden Valley (3,000), Kington (2,600), Weobley (1,200)




Hereford is a very popular place to live and many people move to each year, or to near and the surrounding area, from around the United Kingdom and abroad.

Many of those moving to Hereford are escaping more urban living in London or other larger cities, deciding to relocate to the Herefordshire capital to enjoy a different pace of life and the historic and elegant surroundings of a prosperous Hereford with great facilities and leisure amenities, high quality housing and schools, fantastic pubs, restaurants and sports and popular cultural events, arts and music.

Eight Things To Know About Hereford, England, UK

> FACT 1: Frank Oz, creator of The Muppets, Return of the Jedi, Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal, was born in Herefordshire in 1944!

> FACT 2: Singer Ellie Goulding is from Hereford! She was born in 1986 in a small village just outside Hereford, however she soon shot to fame in her early 20s with hits such as Starry Eyed, Burn, Love Me Like You Do and Lights.

> FACT 3: Actress Madeline Carroll, who is best remembered for her performance in Alfred Hitchcocks’s The 39 Steps, lived in Herefordshire during the height of her career in the 1930s.

> FACT 4: The well loved rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar was created in Herefords. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice got to work on the masterpiece whilst staying in a small country hotel just outside of Hereford.

> FACT 5: Tom Spring, one of the most famous British Heavyweight boxers, was born in Herefordshire and held the title of Heavyweight champion of England between 1821-1824, with one of his fights lasting 77 rounds!

> FACT 6: Hereford United (nicknamed “The Bulls”)broke a Football League record in 1922! Unfortunately it was for having the most players ever sent off from one team…

> FACT 7: Physicist Thomas Ralph Merton, responsive for the downfall of Hitlers “buzz bombs”, was from Hereford. These flying bombs were extreemly damaging to Britian during World War Two. However, thanks to Thomas Ralph Merton, the destruction was soon neutralised.

> FACT 8: Famous author Catherine Cookson wrote her first book whilst staying in a psychiatric hospital on the outskirts of Hereford in the 1950s. The book, Kate Hanagan, was extremely popular and won many literary awards. Cookson then went on to write over 100 different books, selling over 123 million copies!

Where To Live In Hereford, UK

Hereford and the surrounding area offers a huge choice of high quality, premium and luxury property to meet the needs of any family, whether wanting a cottage, townhouse, large apartment, mansion or country estate, with or without granny annex, garden or swimming pool. There are also property development and investment opportunities too, with land available to purchase and properties in need of renovation.

From central Hereford living to rural, country lifestyles, Hereford and the areas near Hereford is full of bustling districts and leafy suburbs, lush green areas, charming Crescents and estates, rolling countryside, vibrant high streets, busy neighbourhoods and friendly residential communities.

Some of the popular residential areas include:

Weobley Hereford, Symonds Yat Hereford, Yarpole Hereford, Staunton on Wye Hereford, Mordiford Hereford, Pembridge Hereford, Pencombe Hereford, Hoarwithy Hereford, Ross-on-wye Hereford, Leominster Hereford, Ledbury Hereford, Bromyard Hereford, Mortimer Hereford, Golden Valley Hereford, Kington Hereford, Weobley Hereford

Commuting To And From Hereford By Rail Or Road

Relocating to Hereford is especially popular with those happy to work from home most of the time but needing to occasionally commute to other places for work.

Others are happy to commute more regularly to COMMUTER TOWNS and other locations for work.

Travel times to key destinations by road and rail include:

> Hereford To London: London is about 144 miles by road from Hereford via the M4 and driving to the centre of London from Hereford normally takes under 3 and a half. There is a very regular train service to London from Hereford, with trains taking from 3 hours.

> Hereford To Birmingham: Birmingham is about 55 miles by road from Hereford via the B4203 and driving to the centre of Birmingham from Hereford normally takes under 2 hours. There is a very regular train service to Birmingham from Hereford, with trains taking around 1 and a half hours.

> Hereford To Oxford: Oxford is about 80 miles by road from Hereford via the A40 and driving to the centre of Oxford from Hereford normally takes under 2 hours 15 minutes There is a very regular train service to Oxford from Hereford, with trains taking from 2 to 3 hours.

> Hereford To Bristol: Bristol is about 65 miles by road from Hereford via the M4 and driving to the centre of Bristol from Hereford normally takes under 1 and a half hours. There is a very regular train service to Bristol from Hereford, with trains taking from 1 and a half hours to 2 hours.

> Hereford To Cardiff: Cardiff is about 55 miles by road from Hereford via the A449 and driving to the centre of Cardiff from Hereford normally takes under 1 and a half hours. There is a very regular train service to Cardiff from Hereford, with trains taking under 1 hour.



Nearest Airports To Hereford, UK

The nearest airport to Hereford is Bristol (BRS) which is 46 miles from Hereford. Other nearby airports include Birmingham (BHX) (under 50 miles), Manchester (MAN) (92), London Luton (LTN) (100 miles).




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