John Kyrle High School is located in the town of Ross on Wye, which is situated in the County of Herefordshire in the West Midlands.
About Ross on Wye
Ross on Wye in the county of Herefordshire is a beautiful market town situated on the River Wye and close to the Forest of Dean. The Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean are popular tourist destinations.
The spectacular surrounding countryside and picturesque village atmosphere of Ross on Wye with its impressive 17th century Market Hall and Tudor timbered houses its picture postcard material.
The dramatic setting of Ross-on-Wye belies the friendliness of a town that has restored the spirits of world-weary travelers for centuries.
The town has a mock gothic style to its architecture. In the past Ross has benefited from generous town folk who in the 16th and 17th centuries helped set-up schools, charities and hospitals and in 1821 consisted of just under 3000 citizens in 600 dwellings.
An agricultural community it became an important place for the nearby farms and villages to trade their produce.
The Market House still holds markets twice a week and agriculture still plays an important role today although tourism has become one of the main sources of income for the town, there are some excellent shops ranging from small craft shops to some of the larger high street chains.