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The Hereford Academy

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Admissions Policy


Any parents considering applying for their children to attend The Hereford Academy are welcome to telephone for an appointment to visit the Academy and receive any relevant information.


1. Eligibility

The Hereford Academy is open to children of all abilities.  To be eligible for a place, the following must both apply:

  • The child’s home address must be within the parish catchment areas (The Hereford Academy serves the parishes of Aconbury, Bolstone, Callow, Dinedor, Grafton, Haywood, Holme Lacy, Little Dewchurch and  Lower Bullingham)
  • The child must reach the age of 11 during the year 1 September - 31 August inclusive, immediately prior to entry to the Academy. 

Children living outside these parish catchment areas will be admitted only if there are available places and then according to the published criteria.

 2. Criteria for Admission

The Academy has 150 planned admission places available.  If there are more applicants than places, specific criteria apply.  The essential points are given below:

  • The Academy will admit children from the full range of abilities who are wholly or mainly drawn from the area in which the school is situated



To view the policy in full, please click here.


For the Admissions Policy for 2023-2024, please click here.



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