John Masefield High School to celebrate its 40th anniversary

John Masefield High School will celebrate its 40th anniversary this autumn.


The school came into existence in the autumn of 1978, following the amalgamation of Ledbury’s Grammar and Secondary schools and Canon Frome School. It was officially opened on October 6 1978 by Captain T R Dunne, the then Lord Lieutenant of Herefordshire and Worcestershire.


To celebrate the past four decades we will be running a whole school competition, all JMHS students have been challenged to find a quote to inspire students and staff to be conscientious, considerate or co-operative – the three attributes that we all strive for.  To enter students have been asked to also make a picture, take a photo or find an image to represent their quote and submit their entry to their form tutor by October 19, and the winners will receive house points and see their work displayed in their form rooms.

Alongside the whole school competition several members of our staff have been looking through old photographs and records to make displays which will be open to public view later in the year.  To make this even more special we would love to see more photos and memories from past students of JMHS, if you have any old photos or anecdotes you would like to share please send them to

House Support Assistants, Sally McCarthy and Angie Mowbray sort through the archives – Photo courtesy of the Ledbury Reporter
Published on 24th September 2018