Herefordshire's newest academy school gets off to good start with Ofsed

Hereford Times: Katie Lloyd, Mark Olive and Jack Muirhead take a looks at Ofsted’s report at Queen Elizabeth Humanities College in Bromyard.

7:00am Tuesday 3rd January 2012

HEREFORDSHIRE’S newest academy school has got off to a good start by receiving an encouraging inspection report.

Pupils from Hereford Cathedral School receive Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award

Hereford Times: With their awards are Felicity Hughes, Emma Lewis and Olivia Smith.

7:00am Tuesday 6th December 2011

THREE students had a golden date with royalty to celebrate their success in a respected award scheme.

Westfield Special School launches appeal for hydrotherapy and physio centre

Hereford Times: Westfield students (from left) Daniel Jose, Thomas Carter and Caitlyn Gwilliam are keen to get started on the school’s hydrotherapy pool. School staff Dee Cartwright and Judy Althorp look on with Bubbles, the appeal’s mermaid mascot.

7:00am Monday 14th November 2011

IT’S been 10 years since Leominster got started on raising £250,000 for a new pool – now the town is being asked to do it all over again.

Olympic hurdler visits Hereford school

Hereford Times: Hurdler Matt Elias (centre) with (from left) Amber Taylor, Pierre Oosthuizen, Brendan Tam and Amy Jones.

7:00am Wednesday 26th October 2011

PUPILS at a Hereford school were jumping for joy following a visit by an Olympic hurdler.

Eardisley CE Primary welcomes new headteacher

Hereford Times: Bridget Knight, new headteacher at Eardisley Primary School, with students (from left) Jacob Pastwa, Isobel Edmonds, Verity-Mae Scorer and Charlie Fosbrook.

7:00am Monday 17th October 2011

A VILLAGE school has welcomed a new headteacher.

Head of St Mary's RC High praises team responsible for new Caritas Centre

Hereford Times: Inside the IT Suite at St Mary’s are Clive Richards and headteacher Clive Lambert with year seven students.

7:00am Wednesday 12th October 2011

THE head of one of the county’s most successful schools says his staff have taught him just what DIY can do.

Hereford Sixth Form College student wins writing contest with Vogue

Hereford Times: Rosalind Jana.

7:00am Wednesday 28th September 2011

A STUDENT with a passion for vintage fashion has won a writing contest with Vogue.

Happy ending for Bosbury nursery

Hereford Times: Back learning at Jack in the Box Nursery are Oliver Bouston and Scarlett Warr (right) with Jackie Barratt.

7:00am Saturday 24th September 2011

A VILLAGE nursery that was destroyed by flooding has made a fairytale move to a new home.

Lessons in full swing at Hereford Academy's new £23 million school

Hereford Times: Year seven pupils arriving at the brand new Hereford Academy school building on their first day of term.

7:00am Thursday 15th September 2011

THE state-of-the-art purpose built school opened for the first day of term on September 5.

New start for St Mary's CE Primary School

Hereford Times: Pupils in their new uniforms are (from left) Lily Spinks, Drew Carter, Molly Lewis, Poppy Lewis, Archie Best, James Stephenson, Olivia Lewis, Jasmine Bolton, Eleanor Stephenson, Emily Smith and Elly Best.

7:00am Monday 12th September 2011

THE county’s smallest independent school opened its doors this week marking the latest stage of a long, drawn-out battle to survive.

Educations experts to visit Wigmore schools

7:00am Friday 9th September 2011

THE Wigmore cluster of schools will welcome a dozen education experts from Australia next week.

Meal deal for John Kyrle High School

7:00am Thursday 8th September 2011

A PRIMARY school near Ross-on-Wye has signed a £70,000 contract with caterers Alliance in Partnership (AiP).

Dilwyn furious after failing to net academy status for school

7:00am Wednesday 7th September 2011

Herefordshire Council has been blamed for the lastminute dashing of Dilwyn School’s academy dream.

Villagers in Dilwyn given chance to save threatened school

Hereford Times: John Gerrish, the new headteacher at Dilwyn, opens up the academy to teachers Jane Clarke and Sally Stephenson.

8:00am Thursday 4th August 2011

DILWYN school has been given its chance of survival as one of the smallest academies in the country.

Archbishop's debut marks Herefordshire school's milestone

Hereford Times: The Archbishop of Cardiff makes his way to St Mary’s School.

8:30am Wednesday 20th July 2011

BRITAIN’S newest archbishop has given a debut mass at a Herefordshire school celebrating a special milestone.

Almeley Primary School bids fond farewell to Marian Abley

Hereford Times: Pupils bid Marian Abley a fond farewell

8:30am Monday 13th June 2011

ALMELEY Primary School bade a fond farewell to a familiar face this term when administrator Marian Abley retired after 26 years.

New lobby at Whitbourne Primary School declared open by Bishop of Hereford

Hereford Times: Bishop declares new lobby open.

8:30am Tuesday 7th June 2011

THE Bishop of Hereford opened the entrance area to a Whitbourne primary school, helped by two past and present pupils with a combined age of 100.

Street artist leaves mark on Clehonger Primary School

Hereford Times: Clehonger Primary School pupils (from left) Alex Hughes, Jess Hedges and Phoebe Gillespie inspect the msytery artist’s work.

8:30am Tuesday 24th May 2011

AN anonymous street artist from Herefordshire has left his mark on a village school.

Herefordshire school plans celebrations to mark 150th anniversary

Hereford Times: (From left) Harriet Rogers, Andre Paiva, Danielle Lewis, Georgina Nicholls, Anabelle Jones, Alice Hey, Rafal Zacher, Joao Paiva, Damian Zajac, Declan Barrett, Joshua Miller and Ciaran Dowle.

8:30am Tuesday 3rd May 2011

A HEREFORDSHIRE school is planning a series of events to mark its 150th anniversary.

Pupils at Much Birch Primary School help dinner lady celebrate

Hereford Times: Shirley Jones celebrates 40 years as a dinner lady at Much Birch Primary School with (from left) Rose Nicholson, Harry Burden and Cody Wheeler.

8:30am Monday 2nd May 2011

WHEN Much Birch Primary School took on Shirley Jones as a cook it certainly turned out to be a recipe for success.

Pupils from Weobley Primary School overjoyed at return of Egyptian mummy

Hereford Times: Weobley Primary School children are overjoyed after seeing their Egyptian mummy being safely returned.

8:30am Saturday 16th April 2011

YOUNGSTERS at Weobley Primary School were overjoyed when their missing “mummy” returned safely.

Glimpse into new £21m Hereford Academy School

Hereford Times: Principal John Sheppard leads the way around the new £21.2m Hereford Academy School.

8:30am Monday 11th April 2011

HEREFORD Academy principal John Sheppard conducted a special preview of the school’s brand new £21.2 million site.

David Cameron faces questions from pupils at Herefordshire school

Hereford Times: David Cameron with pupils from Colwall Primary School. Picture by Parsons Media.

8:30am Friday 8th April 2011

PUPILS from a Herefordshire school enjoyed their own Prime Minister’s question time.

Pupils from Lord Scudamore Primary enjoy school trip to Hereford Racecourse

Hereford Times: Pupils and jockeys outside the weighing room before the Lord Scudamore Racing to School Handicap Chase at Hereford Racecourse. Picture courtesy of

8:30am Monday 4th April 2011

PUPILS on a school trip weren’t bored “furlong”

Herefordshire Music Service under threat from funding cuts

Hereford Times: Estelle van Warmelo says her daughter Livi has benefited greatly from the Herefordshire Music Service which is now under threat.

8:30am Tuesday 1st March 2011

THE county’s school music service will end by August unless its growing six-figure funding gap can be covered by a new way of working.

Headteacher and staff at John Kyrle High School selected for top role supporting other schools

Hereford Times: Ross high school headteacher Nigel Griffiths will help other schools in their development.

8:30am Wednesday 23rd February 2011

THE headteacher and staff at John Kyrle High School in Ross-on-Wye have been selected for a top role supporting other schools.

Pupils from Leintwardine Primary School take to the streets as Romans

Hereford Times: A ‘Roman citizen’ walking through Leintwardine during the village school’s week-long Roman project, followed by youngsters from Leintwardine  Primary School.

8:30am Saturday 19th February 2011

THE Romans have recently been spotted close to Ludlow.

Villagers object to £25 million rebuild at Herefordshire College of Technology's Holme Lacy campus

Hereford Times: How the proposed £25million campus for Holme Lacy could look.

8:30am Friday 18th February 2011

A £25 million project to rebuild a college near Hereford could be approved by councillors next week.

Pupils at Shobdon Primary School donate cash

Hereford Times: Rev Julie Read (left) and Simon Arbuthnott, chairman of the Shobdon Church Preservation Trust, being presented with restoration money from Shobdon Primary School headteacher Vicky Hancock and five of her pupils.

8:30am Monday 14th February 2011

A VILLAGE school has donated money in a bid to save one of Herefordshire’s prettiest churches.

Long-serving dinner lady honoured

Hereford Times: Beryl Mitchell with (back, from left) Amelia Harrison, Sophia Hancocks, Katie Burt and Leila Addis, and (front) Kyla Hanson and Todd Wathen.

4:20pm Friday 11th February 2011

A LONG-serving dinner lady received a tasty surprise from her school.

Hereford Sixth Form College principal Dr Jonathan Godfrey worries size of Government's custs 'will harm colleges'

Hereford Times: Hereford Sixth Form College principal Dr Jonathan Godfrey.

8:30am Thursday 10th February 2011

THE Government’s spending cuts could cost top-rated Hereford Sixth Form College £1 million over four years, according to its principal.

Hereford's Whitecross High School offers extra Saturday lessons in Polish language and culture

Hereford Times: Jesse Norman, Hereford’s MP, and the the mayor of Hereford, Councillor Anna Toon, were among those at the opening of the county’s first supplementary school.

8:30am Tuesday 8th February 2011

HEREFORD’S first supplementary school has officially opened – and is already looking to expand.

Eco-friendly cafe opens on Herefordshire College of Technology's Holme Lacy campus

Hereford Times: Sturland Construction builders Craig Allen, Trevor Barefoot and Bob Standing helped build the cafe.

8:30am Monday 7th February 2011

GREEN-thinking Herefordshire College of Technology has opened an eco-friendly cafe on its Holme Lacy campus.

Herefordshire Council proposes £1.6m million cut to education budget

Hereford Times: School closure protests, such as this one in Hereford in 2008, could be making a return, warns the chairman of the county’s school governors.

8:30am Friday 4th February 2011

ANOTHER high-stakes stand-off over the future for schools looms as Herefordshire Council pitches £1.6 million of cuts to its education budget with small schools and nurseries among the hardest hit.

Eco-freindly Earl Mortimer College and Sixth Form Centre at Castlefields opens its doors

Hereford Times: Minster students Tom Preece and Chloe Reynolds outside their new school.

9:00am Wednesday 22nd September 2010

STUDENTS who helped to create a new state-of-the-art college in Leominster took to its corridors for the first time last week.

Wigmore Primary School says farewell to loyal administrator

Hereford Times: Eleanor Taylor, Ellie Williams, George Hodnett and Harry Stokes.

9:00am Wednesday 4th August 2010

Wigmore Primary School administrator Jenny Kelly has retired after 32 years. Bidding their farewells are, from left, Eleanor Taylor, Ellie Williams, George Hodnett and Harry Stokes.

MP Bill Wiggin "optimistic" about Dilwyn Primary School

8:00am Tuesday 3rd August 2010

THE county’s smallest school has had another boost to its survival chances with MP Bill Wiggin saying the changes to education passed by parliament this week gave tiny Dilwyn primary “optimistic” options for the future.

Trinity Primary School invites Mayor of Hereford to leavers' ball

Hereford Times: Trinity Primary School pupil Jasmin Collins welcomes the mayor to the ball.

9:00am Monday 2nd August 2010

Fond farewell as trio leave Fairfield High School

8:00am Wednesday 28th July 2010

THEY say things come in threes but at Fairfield High School it seems they go like that too as headteacher Chris Barker, deputy head Paul Brereton and science teacher Mike Walker all retired at the end of this term.

Benches boost for Clehonger Primary School

Hereford Times: School council members enjoy their new friendship benches at Clehonger Primary School.

9:00am Tuesday 27th July 2010

Clehonger Primary School’s council members have rounded off a successful academic year by bringing in two new friendship benches.

Well-earned retirement after 44 years cleaning Hereford school

Hereford Times: Margaret James.

9:00am Monday 26th July 2010

A CLEANER has hung up her mop and bucket after 44 years cleaning floors at a Hereford school.

Ofsted salute Broadlands Primary School for 'signifcant progress'

8:00am Friday 23rd July 2010

A PRIMARY school is out of special measures and has been saluted by Ofsted for the “significant progress” shown in turning itself around.

Pembridge School pupils have recycling in the bag

Hereford Times: Zoe Bennett (left), Elliot Smith and Lottie Devereaux with Carol Powell.

9:00am Wednesday 21st July 2010

CHILDREN at Pembridge School have been helping the environment by turning old clothes into shopping bags.

Final council vote set to seal fate of Dilwyn Primary School

8:00am Monday 12th July 2010

THE fight to save the county’s smallest school goes to the wire next week with only a council cabinet vote effectively able to keep Dilwyn Primary open.

Emotional Literacy Officers on hand to help at Kingstone High School

Hereford Times: Emotional literacy officers Georgia Pitt, Harriet Duggan and Kate Hanks in a class being taken by their fellow ELOs.

8:00am Wednesday 26th May 2010

GCSE students making the leap from school to college this autumn will no doubt remember how anxious they felt switching from primary to secondary before that.

Pioneering partnership for Aylestone Business and Enterprise College and Withington Primary School

Hereford Times: Back from left: Sue Woodrow, Aylestone head, Rachel Rice, chairman of governers, and Andrew Massey, Withington head; Front: Withington pupils Adam Stokes, Ella Williams, Zak Mitchell, Edward Cox, Eva George, Emma Leigh-Davidson and Lauren Chamberlain.

8:00am Monday 24th May 2010

AYLESTONE got some good news with confirmation of its pioneering partnership with Withington Primary School, which could show other schools the way to handle challenges posed by falling rolls and funding.

Software boost for Hereford's Barrs Court School

Hereford Times: Presenting the DynaVox software is Simon Griffiths, right, with (from left) Melanie Jones and pupils Jamal Thomas and Artjoms Makujovs from Barrs Court School.

8:00am Tuesday 18th May 2010

PUPILS at a special school in Hereford are celebrating the arrival of a brand new computer software package worth £2,500.

Herefordshire schools building for the future

Hereford Times: The new building work at Minster College, Leominster.

8:00am Saturday 24th April 2010

THE multi-million pound long-term overhaul of Herefordshire’s schools remains on course with some major schemes already complete.

Herefordshire schools to receive wheelie bins

Hereford Times: Whitchurch CE Primary School pupils (from left) Nicole Sullivan, Rozzie Brown, Cameron Jones and Callum Pitman with their new wheelie bins. With them (back, from left) are Councillor John Jarvis, recycling officer Laura Blackwell and teacher Donna Powell.

8:00am Wednesday 21st April 2010

WHEELIE bins are being provided to Herefordshire schools to help them do their bit for the environment.

Herefordshire in-school support centres among Whitehall's best examples of behaviour improvement policy

7:00am Monday 19th April 2010

SPECIAL in-school support centres to steer troubled teens back on track have got the Government’s attention.

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