John Kyrle High School

John Kyrle High School

Infobox UK school
name = The John Kyrle High School & Sixth Form Centre

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latitude = 51.93556
longitude = -2.56667
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motto = Carpe Diem (Seize the Day)
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established = 1953
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type = Community / Comprehensive
religion = N/A
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head_label = Headteacher
head = Mr Nigel Griffiths
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specialist = Technology, Modern Foreign Languages, Vocational
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street = Ledbury Road
city = Ross-on-Wye
county = Herefordshire
country = England
postcode = HR9 7ET
LEA = Herefordshire Council
ofsted = 116975
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enrollment = c.1100 Students
gender = Mixed
lower_age = 11
upper_age = 18
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publication = The Prospect
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website_name = The John Kyrle High School and Sixth Form Centre

John Kyrle High School is a secondary school situated in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, England. It is named after the philanthropist John Kyrle (1637 - 1724), known as "The Man of Ross".


The school site was opened in 1953 and was Herefordshire's first secondary modern school. The town's grammar and secondary modern schools were merged in 1979 to form a single comprehensive school called John Kyrle High School.


The school has been awarded Technology College status, among other awards for its large investment in Interactive White Boards and a large amount of computer facilities.

The school has attained the following awards:
* Language Colleges Status
* Technology College Status
* Vocational School
* Artsmark Award from the Arts Council England
* International School Award 2007-2010
* School Achievements Award from the Department for Education and Skills
* School Curriculum Award
* CharterMark Award for Excellence
* Healthy Schools
* Investor in People Award
* Teaching Awards Winner
* Sport England
* Diana Award

The Royal Visit

On Friday 11 July 2003 Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II visited the school on her tour of the West Midlands region. She was led around the school by Mr Griffiths, and ended by talking to some of the children about the school.

Main areas on the tour of the school were the refurbished Design and Technology rooms, the ICT Department and the Art Block.


Over the years there has been much work done to the school, including lifts for disabled access to upper floors, refurbishment of the canteen, the best Sixth Form Common Room (nicknamed 'The Departure Lounge') in the county [The John Kyrle Website [ Sixth Form Page] ] and most recently the astroturf pitch.

For a period in 2007, the school topped the 'Hall of Fame' on the website ' [] '


John Kyrle teaches three main languages they are:

French in year 7,Either Spanish or German in year 8,and th opposite in year 9.

School Trips

Most of the school's departments organise exchanges and visits for all years. Some of which are included below:

* Geography GCSE and AS/A2 Residential Visits
* Foreign Exchange Students Scheme with France (Condé-sur-Noireau) and Germany (Betzdorf)
* Art Trips to galleries
* Kisiki College, Uganda
* Year 7 trips to Bristol Zoo and Paris
* Year 8 trips to Normandy
* Year 9 trips to Germany

External links

* [ Official site]
* [ Ofsted Report]
* [ dcsf Report]


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