We moved to our new site in June 2006 and benefit from fully serviced ICT provision, outstanding sports facilities including an all weather pitch and excellent classroom spaces for all departments. The buildings have been designed with excellent ‘green' credentials.
In January 2007 we will welcome our ‘Artist in Residence’ who will be using the purpose built studio space to further their own work while also offering support to our students.
We pride ourselves on having created an excellent climate for learning based around our eleven values (for the eleven months of the year we're in school) namely: Respect, Pride, Peace, Kindness, Perseverance, Tolerance, Honesty, Cooperation, Trust, Courage and Friendship. We believe Whitecross is a special place to be, whether as a student a member of staff or a visitor
I am incredibly proud to be Headteacher of Whitecross Hereford: High School and Specialist Sports College. The school has grown in numbers and success, particularly since we moved to our new site and buildings in June 2006.
Our most recent Ofsted Inspection in May 2013 graded all areas of the school’s work as ‘Good’ (against increasingly challenging criteria). I am particularly pleased that the inspection team recognised that our staff “create a positive learning environment for our students”; our “strong sense of ambition, which is shared by students and staff” and that our “students are reflective and courteous, enjoy attending school and feel safe”.
We are fortunate in having a dedicated staff who are passionate about ensuring all of our students make excellent progress regardless of their starting points and personal circumstances. Teachers and other adults in the classroom are reflective about their practice and engage enthusiastically in further professional development.
Our school ethos, built firmly on our values of Respect, Courage, Love, Trust, Perseverance and Equality; supported by our effective curriculum and extensive extra curricular provision; aims to develop open-minded, flexible, resilient individuals with the skills and attitudes to be successful in tomorrows society.