Queen Elizabeth Humanities College

Queen Elizabeth Humanities College
Motto Mon Et Droit
Established 1961
Type Secondary academy
Headmaster Mr Martin Farmer[1]
Chairman Cllr Jonathan Lester
Location Bromyard
Coordinates: 52°11′05″N 2°31′09″W / 52.18460°N 2.51925°W / 52.18460; -2.51925
DfE URN 116930 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Staff 28
Students 400
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–16
Colours Blue, Red and Gold
Website www.qehc.org.uk

Queen Elizabeth Humanities College is a high school with academy status situated in Herefordshire, on the outskirts of Bromyard. The school meets the educational needs of the children in the area, with feeder primary schools including Burley Gate Primary School, St Peters Primary School, Brockhamton Primary School, Bredenbury Primary School and Pencombe C of E Primary School . The school is a specialist Humanities College.


Education in Bromyard can be traced back to 1394 when a chantry school was founded. After the dissolution of the chantries, the school was granted a charter for its re-foundation as a Boy's Grammar School by Queen Elizabeth I of England in 1566.

In 1958, the Grammar School, which had been admitting boys and girls from the beginning of this century, combined with the secondary school established in 1961 to open the school as Bromyard County Secondary School in 1963.

In 1976, Sixth Form education was concentrated at Hereford Sixth Form College and this school became a comprehensive school catering for pupils aged 11 to 16.

Since 2007, the college has progressed notably, producing high GCSE results. A school inspection in 2011 found that "Teachers, support staff and governors all share a strong sense of moral purpose that their students deserve the best possible education, and this leads to the current culture of continuous improvement" and 96% of parents surveyed stated that they were happy with their child's experience of this school" [2] On 1 December 2011, the school officially gained academy status.

A former pupil of the school was Robin Chater, Secretary-General of the Federation of International Employers


  1. "Staff". Queen Elizabeth Humanities College. Retrieved 6 September 2011.
  2. Ofsted Inspection report reference 137703, inspection number 388266, 6-7th December 2011, Richard Barbour
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