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Sixth form Application Resources

Find out more here

We love reading

at JKHS! 


Access our online

library here.

Log into our Accelerated Reader pages here

Safeguarding information.

During school hours, staff are available to help with any safeguarding concerns.  Ring us on Ross 764358.

You may also ring Hereford Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 01432 260800 of the Gloucestershire MASH team on 01452 426565. 

Support is also available from Childline on 0800 1111 and from www.childline.org.uk.

Childline have an app for iOS - see details here.

You can also access the NSPCC at www.NSPCC.org.uk. You can also call them on 0808 800 5000 or email help@nspcc.org.uk. The NSPCC have expanded their role and can now support parents and other adults who need help. 

The NSPCC also have a dedicated helpline for victims of sexual abuse. Call 0800 136 663. 

Bereavement services support:

Hope support services - 01989 566317

Winstons Wish - 01242 515157

Phoenix Bereavement - 01432 264555

Grief Encounter - 08088020111

CLD counselling - 01432 269245

Cruse Bereavement Care - 08088081766

Teens In Crisis - 01594 372777

Don't forget about online safety - see our pages for students and parents

Open Book

Open mornings and evenings 2021


Unfortunately, we have had to tighten our covid protocols following a rise in positive cases in the school. We are unable to hold our open mornings and evening. 

Mr Griffiths has written to parents and carers to update them on our measures. You can read his letter here

Open mornings


Open evening:


Please see our virtual induction day 2020 tour to get a flavour of what it is like to be a Year 7 student at JKHS, above left. 

Year 6 visits:


Information from Herefordshire council about bus travel from September can be found here.

Information from Grindles Coaches abut JKHS buses from the Forest of Dean is available here.

See our visitor guidance here. Please note that we are not inviting visitors to school at the moment until we can ease our covid restrictions. 

See our remote learning guidance here.

See our report on the Covid catch-up premium here.

See our Coming Back to School PSHE wellbeing material here

Log Lateral Flow Test results from home testing here for the NHS and here, for JKHS.

See the September 2021 edition of Keeping Children Safe in Education here

What's for lunch in the JKHS canteen? See our menus here.

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Royal visit!

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

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.

Click here to see the JKHS page on the national performance tables.

Community information

Ross foodbank may be able to help.  Call 0774831940

Family support may also be available from Ross Community Development Trust. See their website here. 

Winter newsletter

The latest edition of Prospect, our school newsletter, can be viewed 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. Our 2019 results place us in the top 2% of sixth forms nationally.

Click here for details.

Click here to see the JKHS page on the national performance tables. 

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.


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)


Reception: Mrs Sarah Foster 

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

For all media enquiries, please contact Mr Ben Peck on 07713 517393


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


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

Previous issues can be found below:

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