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The Cathedral School, Cardiff, Wales

School Details
School Crest
Cardiff, Wales,
United Kingdom,

Tel: +44 29 2056 3179
Fax: +44 29 2056 7752

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Mr S W Morris, BA MEd PGCE

Mrs Pam Critcher

Accreditations and affiliations:
ISBA, Woodard Schools, ISC, IAPS, CSA, SHMIS, WISC
Religious affiliation:
Church in Wales
Teaching languages:
Age Range & Fees
3 - 16
Day Fees
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
Number of Pupils
School Boy
School Girl
Full board
Number of Staff
Full Time
Part Time
GCSE Pass Rate - age 16
At Grades A* to C
Pass Rate - age 18
courses are offered for age 18 exams
Higher Education
Pupils who went on to Higher Education or took Gap Year

Method of Entry:

Trial day at school, Scholarship exam, Assessment, Interview, Visit school, Report from previous school, References, Voice trial, Please apply to school, Taster days, Early registration or registration at birth, Registration, Entry test or exam

Scholarships & Bursaries:

Academic, Choral, Music, Sport, Means tested bursaries

What we offer

  • Design technology
  • ICT
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Classics
  • Spanish
  • Welsh
  • Latin
  • French
  • German
  • English
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Badminton
  • Cross-country
  • Cricket
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Gymnastics
  • Fitness training
  • Netball
  • Volleyball
  • Martial arts
  • Basketball
  • Athletics
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Drama productions
  • Rowing
  • Ballet
  • Dance
  • Rock climbing
  • Chess
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Skiing
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Percussion
  • Jazz
  • School bus service
  • Particular diets
  • Before school/Breakfast club
  • After school club
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
Head PhotoThe Cathedral School Llandaff, with a 130 year tradition of academic excellence, is one of the leading independent schools in Wales, offering an outstanding and broad education to boys and girls throughout the age range.

During the last fifteen years the School has grown from a small preparatory school of 280 pupils to one of the leading co-educational establishments in Wales with 650 pupils.

This year the School is spending over £1 million on the development of its new Sports Pavilion, which opens in October 2010. This and previous investments continue to provide outstanding facilities, which benefit every pupil and greatly enhance the environment available to each child. The School’s facilities include four science laboratories, five computer laboratories and a Design Technology department in the old boarding house, a fine purpose-built Music Department including a recording studio and practice rooms, a specially designed Drama centre for workshops and performances, a Sports Hall, on-site games fields and an impressive Nursery building with appropriate areas for work and play activities. The School will also open its new library and Art Studio in September 2010. After-school activities happen daily and there is after-school care available until 6.00 pm. A beautifully restored school chapel is used daily for prayer, worship and contemplation.

In July the Custos announced ambitious development plans for the School, which include the provision of a sixth form for the first time in its history and a new home for the Nursery and Infants on the current site.

Pupils at The Cathedral School, Llandaff achieve outstanding GCSE results, with the majority, if not all of our students achieving 100% five or more A* to C grades.

In addition to the high academic standards, the School is well-known for its wide range of extra-curricular activities. Music (10 choirs and over 20 instrumental ensembles) is exceptionally strong and the School also provides choristers (boys and girls in two choirs) for Llandaff Cathedral. In Sport there are extensive opportunities for pupils both in terms of the traditional games (where competing teams have an outstanding record of success) and with regard to such activities as Rowing, Judo and Rock-climbing. In addition, pupils can opt for such diverse activities as Drama, Dance, Archaeology Club, Yoga, Chess, Outward Bounds, Judo and Cookery.

The only way, however, to experience the true atmosphere of the School is to meet the pupils and staff and to see us in action.
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