We are delighted to have achieved national recognition for our educational visits and have been reissued with the Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge!

The LOtC Quality Badge is the only scheme that recognises quality of learning and effectiveness of risk management and is awarded by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom. The cathedral has held the accreditation for over ten years and was delighted to be successful in its renewal application this year.

William Talbot-Ponsonby, Head of Education and Families at Hereford Cathedral said: “Being awarded the LOtC Quality Badge is a fantastic achievement for all the staff here as it shows that we offer young people high quality learning experiences, bringing learning to life and helping them to achieve their potential. We're thrilled to get official recognition for our efforts, and we look forward to welcoming even more children and young people to the cathedral.” 

Dr Anne Hunt, Chief Executive of CLOtC said: “Educational visits are among the most memorable experiences in a child’s school life. The LOtC Quality Badge offers teachers the reassurance that the venue is providing high quality educational experiences and have the appropriate risk management structures in place, meaning less paperwork for schools and peace of mind for teachers. I congratulate Hereford Cathedral on being awarded the LOtC Quality Badge.” 

Held by some of the leading providers of educational visits, the LOtC Quality Badge is endorsed by the Department for Education and the Outdoor Education Advisers’ Panel Cymru recommends schools use awarded providers for their educational visit or trips. 
For more information about the LOtC Quality Badge visit www.lotcqualitybadge.org.uk 

If you'd like to find out more about arranging an educational visit to Hereford Cathedral please email [email protected] or visit www.herefordcathedral.org/schools