Visit to Hereford Sixth Form College – 27th March 2019
By 2018 Nathaniel Hone
Peter Cooper, principal of the Sixth Form College in Folly Lane in Hereford met us to talk about the work of the College and give us a guided tour. Apart from the John Masefield secondary school in Ledbury and the John Kyrle School in Ross-on-Wye, there are no other sixth form colleges in Herefordshire and most of the County and further afield will come here to do a myriad of A-level subjects. I counted 40 in the prospectus. In addition there is strong emphasis on other subjects and activities so that students leave with a rounded education.
The College won TES 2016 Sixth Form College Of The Year and has retained an Ofsted Outstanding rating for fourteen years.
On our tour, everywhere we went, there were things happening with energy and verve. This is another example of Herefordshire punching well above its weight. No backwater but the best education to be found anywhere.