John Kyrle High School and Sixth Form Centre is a fully comprehensive 11-18 school in the rural town of Ross-on-Wye.

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Ledbury Road




(For sat nav use HR9 7AJ)

Tel. (01989) 764358

Email: admin@jkhs.org.uk

© 2018 John Kyrle High School


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10th - 14th February
Week 1
Upcoming Events

14th February - Year 7 & 8 Valentine Disco

17th-21st February - Half term holiday

17th - 20th February - Year 12 trip to Berlin

27th February - Year 9 Options evening

 2nd-6th  March - Year 11 mock exams 

5th March - Year 13 Parents' evening

6th March - Year 13 Oxford trip

13th March - Sport Relief

16th March - Year 13 pre-public exams - all week

26th March - Year 11 Parents' evening

2nd April - Year 10 Parents' evening

4th - 19th April - Easter holidays

6th - 9th April - Easter school

21st April - Year 12 Geography field trip to Oxwich Bay

27th April - 1st May - MFL GCSE oral exams

Join us for Year 9 options evening, Thursday 26th February.

6pm - 8pm

Talk to subject staff about the Ebacc courses and the other subjects on offer at JKHS

Some places are still available for 2020 entry into the outstanding JKHS Sixth Form.

Our A level results place us in the top 2% of sixth forms nationally.

Visit our sixth form pages to see what we do and how to apply.

Royal visit!

See more photos and read about JKHS' involvement in the visit of HRH Prince Charles here

CONGRATULATIONS to all our sixth-formers for your A level results 2019.

JKHS sixth form continues to be a beacon of excellence following our 2019 results.

Click here for details.

Pilot Inspection under new Ofsted framework (EIF)


In the spring term of 2019, the school agreed to become one of the pilot centres for an EIF section 5 pilot. Four inspectors, including one HMI, spent two days at the school conducting a full inspection. This involved looking at:


  • Quality of Education
    (There were ‘deep dives’ into four subjects)

  • Behaviour and Attitudes

  • Personal Development

  • Leadership and management

Read Mr Griffiths' letter to parents and carers following this successful pilot inspection here

Herefordshire LA recognises JKHS' fantastic A Level performance

Read the letter of congratulations from Chris Baird, Director for Children and Families for Herefordshire

GCSE success at JKHS

Well done to all our Year 11 students in the 2019 exams, we're proud of you all. 


Click here for details.

Winter newsletter

The latest edition of Prospect, our school newsletter, can be viewed here.

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Celebration of Success at JKHS Sixth Form
JKHS sixth form, graded Outstanding by OFSTED, has been recognised as being in the top 5% of schools and colleges nationally.
Happy, Healthy and Successful indeed!
Well done to all our fantastic students, staff, parents, carers and trustees.
Read full details here and here
See also the letter of congratulations from Chris Baird, Director for Children and Families for Herefordshire.
Local Authority Safeguarding Review

Please read the Headteacher's letter following Herefordshire Local Authority's review of our safeguarding processes.

Excellent Exam Results for 2018

click here for further details.

Please also read the letter of congratulations from Herefordshire Children's Wellbeing Directorate.


We hope the information on this website will give you a flavour of our School, values & ethos. We are very proud of our achievements and facilities and believe we offer an exciting educational experience for all students from 11 to 18.

Opportunities for success abound at John Kyrle, not least through our extensive extra-curricular programme. We pride ourselves on our achievement culture and successes are always celebrated. We ask individual students to aim for their personal best in the classroom, music studio, drama theatre, on the sports field or wherever their talents emerge.

Our Vision


The School’s Student Council has condensed our aspiration for students as:


Happy, Healthy, Successful


  • We are a truly safe, inclusive and comprehensive school

  • We are committed to raising the achievement of students of all abilities

  • We focus upon the individual, tailoring a programme of study and pastoral support to enable students to leave us as confident, articulate and empowered young adults

  • We ensure students are well prepared to respect others and contribute to wider society and life in Britain today

  • We help our students to respect themselves, the school and the wider environment

  • Our students will experience a rich and broad curriculum

If you would like a (free) paper copy of any information on this website, or you would like to receive it in a more accessible format, e.g. braille, large print, etc please contact us at admin@jkhs.org.uk. 

Our procedure and guidelines for visitors and visiting speakers can be downloaded here.


Reception: Mrs Sarah Foster 

telephone 01989 764358   -  email admin@jkhs.org.uk


To report student absence either ring the school absence number on 01989 760395 or email the school on studentabsence@jkhs.org.uk.


I want our students to be happy, healthy, to make new friends and to succeed. It is my role as Headteacher to ensure this. As parents, you can be assured that we will care for your child and nurture individual talents.


 Letter from the Headteacher

(Nov 2018)


The Summer 2019 edition of Prospect, the school's newsletter, can be found here.

Previous issues can be found below: