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How all of Wales’ private schools compare on fees and results

Thousands of pupils attend one of Wales’ fee paying independent schools.

Their parents pay huge sums to ensure their children benefit from being in smaller classes and to use the schools’ facilities.

Independent school fees in Wales average more than £11,544 a year for a place at a day school. One charges more than £40,000 to board for a year.

But, like schools everywhere, they have had to close to face to face teaching under coronavirus lockdown restrictions. Like maintained schools they are running online and remote learning.

Only the youngest pupils aged three to seven have been allowed back for face to face teaching as pandemic restrictions ease.

Under lockdown rules vulnerable children and children of critical workers who had already travelled to their boarding school before schools were shut can continue to receive face-to-face education.

Other pupils who travelled to their boarding school before schools were told to shut can receive remote education in their boarding houses.

Here we take a look at what independent schools in Wales charge and how they compare.

St Clare’s School

Founded in 1938, this co-educational day school in Pothcawl has a strong academic profile and takes pupils from two and a half to 18. St Clare’s school’s academic results at both GCSE and A-Level are consistently well above the national average with specialised teaching delivered by experienced subject specialists and examiners.

Pupil number : 260

Type: Day

Religious affiliation : Non-denominational

Motto/ethos: Achievement Challenge Excellence. They say: “St Clare’s will always be small enough to ensure that it has a deep and valuable knowledge of every pupil but large enough to create meaningful communities and provide a wide and varied academic, pastoral, enrich and extra-curricular offer.”

Fees: From £3,784 a term in year seven to £4,071 in years 12 and 13

Exam results 2020.



St Clares school , Porthcawl,

GCSE

The school teaches the English curriculum at GCSE which means pupils can achieve the prestigious Grade 9, equivalent to an A**.

The equivalent lettered grades in 2020 were:

A*/C – 97.1%

A*/A – 51.8%

A level

A*/A : 76.3%

A*-B and 100%

The school is in the top 5% of schools in the UK for ALPS (A Level Performance System) for the past three years.

Estyn verdict: The school was last inspected in April 2015 at which time performance and prospects for improvement were rated as good. Standards, learning experiences, teaching, care, support and guidance, learning environment and leadership were all also ranked good.

Head teacher: Helen Hier

Newton, Porthcawl, CF36 5AS, Tel: 01656 782509

www.stclares-school.co.uk/admissions-fees/book-a-visit/

Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools



Pupils at Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools

The school in the Wye Valley has a boys and girls prep school, single-sex senior schools (11-16) and a co-ed sixth form. Known as the Monmouth Model. The schools say this provides “the perfect balance of single-sex and co-education for children aged 3-18 at the optimum stages of their academic and personal development”.

The fully co-ed prep school for boys and girls aged 3 to 11 (combining the current pre-prep, girls’ and boys’ prep schools) is launching in September 2021.

Pupil numbers: 1,226 (Boys, 653; Girls, 573).

Type: Day and boarding

Religious affiliation: Christian foundation.

Motto/ethos : Serve and Obey.

Fees: Day fees: £2,597 a term or £7,791 annually to £5,425 a term or £16, 275 annually. Boarding fees: £6,956 a term or £20,868 annually to £11,166 a term or £33,498 annually. Sixth Form external entrants boarding: £11,166 a term or £33,498 annually.

Exam results 2020

A level

A*-A: 61.8%

*-B:86.8%

GCSE

Pupils take a mixture of England’s letter and Wales’ number graded GCSEs

A*-A 81.1% or 9-7

A*-C 99.85% or 9-4.

Estyn verdict: Haberdasher’s Monmouth School for Girls was last inspected by Estyn in December 2015 . It ranked the school’s performance excellent across all areas looked at.

Haberdasher’s Monmouth School for Boys was last inspected by Estyn in March 2014. It ranked the school’s performance excellent across all five areas looked at.

Principal: James Murphy-O’Connor

Website : www.habsmonmouth.org

Cathedral School, Llandaff



Cathedral School. Llandaff

Founded in 1880 this co-educational day school in Llandaff takes pupils aged three to 16.

Number of pupils: 795 including 107 in the Sixth Form

Type: Day

Religious affiliation: Church in Wales

Motto/ethos: “First class academic teaching, excellent facilities and an extensive co-curricular programme are underpinned by high quality pastoral care and the school’s Christian ethos, giving Cathedral School pupils the opportunity to reach their full potential, both academically and personally, in a vibrant and supportive environment. There are five qualities and virtues that form the school ethos: Achievement, Care, Opportunity, Leadership and Ambition”.

Fees: Per term – nursery £2,738, reception, Years one and two £3,188, Years three and four £3,637, Years five and six £4,097, Years seven to 11 £4,471 and Years 12 & 13 £4, 535 per term

Exam results 2020

GCSE

The school takes England’s numbered GCSEs

9-8 55%

9-6 93%

A level

A*-A 56%

A*-B 80%

Pass rate 100%

Estyn verdict: Last inspected in September 2018 the school was ranked the highest possible excellent in all five categories looked at; Wellbeing and attitudes to learning, teaching and learning experiences, care, support and guidance and leadership and management.

Head: Clare Sherwood

www.cathedral-school.co.uk

Rougemont School



Pupils at Rougemont School, Newport

This co-ed school day school for children aged three to 18 began life based in Clevedon Road in Newport in 1925.

Pupil number: 580

Type: co-educational day, Nursery to Sixth Form

Religious affiliation: non-denominational

Motto/ethos: A School For Life

Fees: £2,587 – £4,700 a term (Nursery to Sixth Form)

Exam results 2020

A Level

A* : 28%

A*-A: 58%

A* to B: 85%

Estyn verdict: The last Estyn inspection report in November 2016 found Rougemont was the highest possible excellent across all five areas inspected; standards, wellbeing and attitudes to learning, teaching and learning experiences, care, support and guidance and leadership and management.

Headmaster: Robert Carnevale

Websitewww.rougemontschool.co.uk

Cardiff Sixth Form College




Cardiff Sixth Form College was founded in 2004, as a small, private tutorial college and, in 2009, accepted its first international students. The College is now a multi-cultural teaching environment, with pupils from over 30 different nationalities studying there. The College is situated near Cardiff city centre in leased premises.

Pupil number: 354

Type: Day and boarding

Religious affiliation: Non denominational

Motto/ethos: “Cardiff has been the top school in the UK for A Level results for the past 11 years. It specialises in excellent teaching, university preparation and careers support to enable students to go onto leading universities.”

Fees : £21,400 a year. Cardiff Sixth Form College offers up to 100% scholarships for local students.

Exam results 2020

A level

A*-A – 99%

A-B – 100%

Estyn verdict: Last inspected December 2019. Inspectors said: “The standards achieved by pupils at Cardiff Sixth Form College are extremely high. Most pupils recall previous learning exceptionally well and apply their knowledge, understanding and skills successfully to new contexts.”

Headteacher: Gareth Collier

Websiteadmissions@ccoex.com

Howell’s School, Llandaff



Howell’s School, Llandaff

Pupil number: 721

Type: Day school, girls only aged 3-16, Co-ed 16-18

Religious affiliation: Non-denominational

Motto/ethos: Where Girls Learn Without Limits

Fees: Reception to Year 2: £10,284

Year 3 to Year 6: £10,491

Year 7 to 11: £13,779

Co-Ed College: £14,529

Exam results 2020:

GCSE (the school runs Wales’ letter graded and England’s number graded GCSEs)

A*/level 9-8: 60%

A*-A/level 9/7: 82%

A level

A*:30%

A*-A: 55%

Estyn verdict: Last inspected in February 2015 under Estyn’s old inspection regime. Estyn ranked the school’s performance and prospects for improvement the highest possible, excellent. Standards, wellbeing, learning experience, teaching, care support and guidance, learning environment and leadership were all deemed excellent.

Principal: Sally Davis

Website:www.howells-cardiff.gdst.net

Christ College Brecon



Christ College Brecon
Christ College Brecon

Pupil number: 350

Type: (Day or boarding) Day/Weekly Boarding/Full Boarding

Religious affiliation: Anglican Church in Wales

Motto/ethos: Possunt Quia Posse Videntur – They achieve because they think they can achieve

Fees: From £16,227 annually for day pupils in years seven to 11 rising to £19,389 a year in sixth form. Boarding fees from £23,970 annually for years seven to 11 to £32,166 in sixth form

Exam results 2020

GCSE

The school offers England’s number graded GCSEs

Overall pass rate : 98%

Grades 8-9: 30%

Grades 7-9 : 51%

A Level

A*-A, : 46%

A-B:69%

A*-E: 100%

Estyn verdict: Last inspected by Estyn October 2017, when the school ranked the highest possible excellent across all five areas inspectors looked at, standards, wellbeing and attitudes to learning, teaching and learning experiences, care, support and guidance and leadership and management.

Headteacher: Gareth Pearson

www.christcollegebrecon.com

Myddleton College



Myddleton College, Denbigh

Sited on the former Howell’s School, Denbigh Myddelton College was registered as an independent school in 2015. A co-educational school for pupils aged nine to 18 which promises “a unique set of elements that provide so much more than a traditional independent education for our students.”

The school is a A Microsoft Associate Showcase School in recognition of its innovative approach to integrating technology into education.

Pupil number: 240

Type: (Day and boarding)

Religious affiliation: Multi-cultural

Motto/ethos: Learning to Thrive in the 21st Century.

Fees: Boarding: £12,200 per term for international boarding students and £9,800 for UK students. Day: Prep school – £3,000 a term, lower schools £3.334 a term, middle school £4,00 a term and senior school £4,000 a term

Exam results 2020

A level:

A*-A more than one third of students gained these grades

A*-B 78%

GCSE

A*-A 54%

A*-C 98%

Estyn verdict: Inspectors visited in March 2019. They ranked standards and also teaching and learning experiences as adequate and in need of improvement. Wellbeing and attitudes to learning were rated good as care, support and guidance and leadership and management.

Headteacher: Andrew Allman

www.myddeltoncollege.com

Rydal Penrhos School



Rydal Penrhos School

This boarding and day school for boys and girls aged three to 18 years in Colwyn Bay operates as a charitable trust, established by the Methodist Church. It is an associate school in the Methodist Independent Schools Trust.

Pupil number : 343

Type: Day and boarding

Religious affiliation: Methodist

Motto/ethos: Veritas Scientia Fides – Truth, Knowledge, Faith

Fees: From £3,000 a term in reception to £11.500 a term for full boarding fees for sixth form

Exam results 2020

GCSE

A* 49.2%

A-A* 66.7%

A*-B 87.1%

A*-C 98.5%

A level

A*-A 51.9%

A*-C 90.5%

A*-E 100%

Estyn verdict: Last inspected in March 2020, Estyn judged standards and wellbeing and attitudes to learning, care support and guidance as all good. Teaching and learning experiences and leadership was judged adequate and needing improvement.

Executive Principal John Waszek

Pwllycrochan Ave, Colwyn Bay, Conwy LL29 7BT, Tel:01492 530155

www.rydalpenrhos.com

Kings Monkton



Pupils enjoying Wellbeing Reconnect in Bute Park
Kings Monkton pupils enjoying Wellbeing Reconnect session in Bute Park

This Cardiff school for for boys and girls has pupils from a wide geographic area that includes Llantwit Major, Tonyrefail and Merthyr Tydfil, although the majority live within the Cardiff area. About 40% of pupils are from minority ethnic groups.

Pupil number: 300

Type: Day

Religious affiliation: None

Motto/ethos: Be the best you can be

Fees: Yearly fees from September 2021 are from £9,194.59 for youngest pupils to £13,854 for sixth form with early payment options. Without early payment option the fees are from £10,485 to £15,320.

Exam results 2020

GCSE

A*-A = 75%

A*-C = 100%

Estyn verdict: An Estyn monitoring report in June 2019 said: “The school provides a nurturing environment where there are strong working relationships, and respect for others is demonstrated by all members of the school community. Leaders successfully promote a culture of inclusion and tolerance across the school. As a result, nearly all pupils develop positive attitudes about themselves and respect for others.”

Headteacher: Paul Norton

www.kingsmonkton.org.uk/

Westbourne School, Penarth



Westbourne School, Penarth
Westbourne School, Penarth

This small co-educational school in Penarth has led UK wide League Tables for Sixth Form results for five years. In 2019 the Sunday Times Schools Guide named Westbourne IB School of the Year.

Pupil number: 192

Type: Day and boarding

Religious affiliation: Non denominational

Motto/ethos: Westbourne develops well-rounded scholars who go on to the best universities in the UK and around the world.

Fees: From £2,700 a term for day reception pupils to £4,670 a term for day pupils in sixth form. Boarding fees £35,850 per year.

Exam results 2020

GCSE

A*-C/ 9-4 grades (including English and maths).88.2%

More than a third of students achieved at least one grade A equivalent.

International Baccalaureate

Westbourne pupils study the IB in place of A levels. In 2020 83.3% achieved IB grades 7/6 equivalent to A level grades A*-A. The average IB points achieved was 37.3.



Estyn verdict: Last inspected by Estyn March 2018. It rated the school the highest excellent in all five categories looked at; standards, Wellbeing and attitudes to learning, teaching and learning experiences, care, support and guidance and leadership and management.

www.westbourneschool.com

Llandovery College



Students at Llandovery College, Carmarthenshire, celebrate their GCSE results at a social distance in August 2020

This day and boarding school for boys and girls was founded in 1848. It has an elite rugby programme and partnerships with the Scarlets, Dragons and Ospreys. The college produced world class players including British and Irish Lions George North and Wales’ captain and th e world’s most capped player, Alun Wyn Jones. Fifty former students have gained over 550 caps- a record that eclipses any other school in Wales.

Pupil number: 250

Type: Day and Boarding

Religious affiliation: Church in Wales

Motto/ethos: Gwell Dysg Na Golud. Our Education is Our Wealth

Fees: Dayfees are from £6,165 a year rising to £18,225 for Sixth Form. Boarding fees are from £21,297 per year rising to £27,525 for Sixth Form.

Exam results 2020

GCSE

A*-A 43%

A*-C 92%

A level

A* 19%

A*-A 50%

A*-B 63%

A*-C 80%

Overall pass rate 99%.

Estyn verdict: When it was last inspected under Estyn’s old inspection regime in 2013 Llandovery College performance and prospects for improvement were judged as adequate.

Headteacher: Dominic Findlay

Llandoverycollege.com

St John’s College, Cardiff

Co-educational day school for students aged three to 18. In September 2018 the college’s new sixth form centre opened at Eastern Business Park in St Mellons. Founded in 1987 St John’s is the choir school of Wales’s national Catholic cathedral, Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral.

Pupil number: 560

Type: Day

Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic

Motto/ethos : Ubi amor, ibi oculus (Wherever there is love, there is vision)

Fees: From £3,817 a term for year six pupils to £4,273 a term for pupils in years seven to 11 and £4,527 a term in sixth form.

Exam results 2020

GCSE

A* – 53%

A*/A – 80%

A* – B – 95%

A* – C – 100%

A level

A*-A – 79%

A*-B – 95%

Estyn Verdict: Last inspected by Estyn February 2018. Outcome: standards, wellbeing and care, support and guidance were judged excellent while teaching and learning experiences and leadership and management deemed good.

Headmaster: Shaun Moody

www.stjohnscollegecardiff.com

St Michael’s School, Carmarthenshire

Co-educational school for pupils aged three to 3-18 years in Llanelli. Named Welsh Independent School of the Decade by the Sunday Times in 2020.

Pupil number: 425

Type: Day and boarding

Religious affiliation: Non-denominational

Motto/ethos: School says in website that it places “Great emphasis on pastoral care and extracurricular life enriching activities to help great minds grow.”

Fees: From £1,769 a term in reception to £4,321 a term in sixth form

Exam results 2020

GCSE

A* 52.2%

A 23.4%

B 17.3%

C 7.1%

A level

A* 47.1%

A 30.0%

B 18.2%

C 4.1%

Estyn verdict: Last inspected January 2014 at which time current performance was ranked good and prospects for improvement adequate. Standards, teaching, learning experiences were rated good while the learning environment, care, support and guidance and leadership were rated adequate.

Headmaster: Benson Ferrari

www.stmikes.co.uk

St David’s College Llandudno

This school for girls and boys aged nine to 19 is highly regarded for its SEN provision, helping pupils with dyslexia and associated learning needs. It boasts an unrivalled outdoor education programme and was awarded the best for extra-curricular activities by the Independent Schools Association.

Pupil number: 260

Type: Day and boarding

Religious affiliation: Interdenominational

Motto/ethos: Discover the freedom to flourish.

Fees: From £4,010 a term for day pupils in year five and £8,285 for boarding to £6,355 a term and £11,865 a term for boarding in sixth form.

Exam results 2020

A level

A*-A 35%

A*-C 83%

A*-E 100%

Estyn verdict : Last inspected November 2019 when if was judged the highest excellent for care support and guidanced and good for all other areas looked at – teaching and learnig experiences, standards, wellbeing and attitudes to learning and leadership and management.

Headmaster: Andrew Russell

www.stdavidscollege.co.uk

St Gerard’s School Trust

Founded in 1915 by the Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy this school in Bangor now takes boys and girls aged four to 18

Pupil number: around 182

Type: Day

Religious affiliation: Described on website as a “Christian setting”.

Motto/ethos: “St Gerard’s aims to create a Christian setting in which every young person has the opportunity to make the most of his or her individual gifts.”

Fees: From £7,470 per year for year one pupils to £11,310 per year for year 10 and up to sixth form.

Exam results 202 0

GCSE

The school ran GCSEs and iGCSEs

A*-A or England’s 9-7 equivalent 65%

A*-C or England’s 9-4 equivalent 99.4%

A level

A*-A 45%

A*-C 94%

Estyn verdict: Last inspected November 2014 when Estyn ranked performance good and prospects for improvement adequate. Standards, learning experiences, teaching and learning environment were all deemed good while care support and guidance and improving quality were rated as adequate

Headteacher: Campbell Harrison

www.st-gerards.org

Ruthin School



The main school building at Ruthin School

One of the oldest schools in the UK Ruthin was founded in 1284 and now takes boys and girls from 11 and up. The school moved to its present site in the early 1890s. The Queen is the school’s “vistor. A new headteacher was appointed in summer 2020.

Type: Day and boarding

Pupil number: 350

Motto/ethos: Die Gratia Sum Quod Sum – By the Grace of God, I am what I am.

Fees: Full boarding fees 2020-21 are £40,500. Day fees are from £13,000 a year to £14,500 a year in the sixth form.

Exam results 2020

GCSE

Pupils take English letter graded GCSEs

9 37%

9/8 59%

9/8/7 76%

9/8/7/6 90%

98/7/6/5 97%

A level

A* 44%

A*/A 81%

A*/A/B 97%

Estyn verdict: Last inspected by Estyn in February 2019. Standards and wellbeing and attitudes to learning were judged excellent while teaching and learning experiences, care, support and guidance and leadership and management deemed good.

However, the same month the school announced it was “terminating” the employment of then headteacher Toby Mr Belfield with immediate effect.

That came after the Welsh Government hinted it could effectively shut down the school unless appropriate action was taken after a damning Care Inspectorate Wales report said that children at the £35,000-a-year school were at risk of harm.

Principal: Paul Wallace-Woodroffe

www.ruthinschool.co.uk/about-us

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