A DERELICT Herefordshire boarding school is to be turned into a horror house this Halloween.

The George Jarvis School in Staunton on Wye is one of the county's landmark gothic buildings, used frequently as a ghost-hunting venue.

The red brick school was built in 1859 and was under the George Jarvis charity, which aimed to benefit children who came from poor backgrounds. 


The building has had the American Army stay there and is said to have been used as a hospital for the military at some point in its history. It was also used as a youth hostel in the 1980s.

It became disused in 2010 and became heavily vandalised. 

However, Spooktacular Ghost Hunting Events UK Ltd now run the site, providing ghost-hunting hours. And you can see how spooky it is from Friday, October 13 to Saturday, November 4.

There will be seven horror-themed rooms and a clown house from Friday with several actors playing the roles of spooky characters.

Admission is £20 per person; however, you have to book a time slot between 7pm and 10.30pm.

For more information, visit Spooktacular Ghost Hunting Events UK Ltd's page here.