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St David's College

Gloddaeth Hall, Llandudno, Conwy, Wales LL30 1RD

Private School (Fee Paying) Co-Educational 9 - 19 Years Day & Boarding (Full)

Established in 1965, St David’s College is an independent co-educational day and boarding school for children aged 9 to 19.

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Word From The Head

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Andrew Russell

From our foundation in 1965, St David’s College has pioneered teaching that enables pupils to reach their full potential.

Integral to this we aim to develop every child’s character, enabling them to gain an extraordinary range of skills, to discover true self-confidence, and appreciate a real sense of belonging.

As such, St David’s aims to develop ‘the whole person’, through a broad education founded on Christian principles, a wide choice of interests and activities and an achievable personal programme for each pupil. In 2018 we were recognised by the Independent Schools Association (ISA) as the best provider of extra-curricular education and married with a unique programme of A Level and BTEC qualifications we can give your child the very best that education can offer. In 2020, we were once again awarded by the ISA this time for Outstanding Sports Provision (Small School) thanks to our sector-leading programme undertaken by our PE & Sports department.

Our 30-acre site is only an hour away from Liverpool and Manchester by road and three hours from London by direct train and is nestled between the mountains of Snowdonia and the Irish Sea. This unique location offers a playground for the adventurous but also a place of tranquillity for those of a more sedate nature.

Our prospectus offers only a snapshot of life at St David’s, but we hope that in joining us at a future Open Day you will be able to experience what a difference a character education can make in our demanding modern world. I believe it is important to ‘feel’ a school and discover the real value in a strong relationship between staff and children that extends beyond the classroom experience and into adult life. I look forward to welcoming you to our truly remarkable school.

Open Days, Visits & Events

24-02-2024 - Open Day

What We Offer

  • A Level - Advanced Level Examinations
  • BTEC - Business and Technology Education Council
  • C & G - City and Guilds
  • GCSE - General Certificate of Secondary Education
  • HNC - Higher National Certificate
  • IELTS - International English Language Testing
  • IGCSE - International General Certificate of Secondary Education
  • LAMDA - London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
  • Agriculture/Horticulture
  • Business studies
  • Design Technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Engineering
  • Environmental studies
  • ICT
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • Photography
  • Psychology
  • English
  • English As Foreign/2nd Language
  • Spanish
  • Welsh
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross-Country
  • Fencing
  • Fitness Training
  • Five-A-Side Football
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Martial Arts
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Touch Rugby
  • Water Sports
  • Adventure Training
  • Astronomy
  • Badminton
  • Beavers
  • Canoeing
  • Chess
  • Cycling
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • First Aid/Life Savers
  • Fishing
  • Horse Riding & Management
  • Horticulture
  • Orienteering
  • Public Speaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shooting
  • Skiing
  • Yoga
  • Young Enterprise
  • Aspergers Syndrome (AS)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Delicate/Medical Conditions
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Epilepsy
  • Armed Forces Children
  • Before School Club
  • Diplomatic Children
  • Expatriate Children
  • Gifted Children
  • International Students
  • Nut Allergies
  • Rail Services
  • School Bus Service
  • Special Diets
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian


  • Interview
  • Referral by Local Authority or Social Services
  • Report from previous school
  • Educational psychologist's report
  • Residential assessment
  • Trial day at school
  • Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP)
  • Academic
  • All-rounder
  • Armed forces discounts or bursaries
  • Art
  • Assisted Places
  • Bursaries
  • Clergy/Ministers
  • Drama
  • Financial Assistance
  • Music
  • Scholarships - Other
  • Siblings
  • Sixth Form
  • Sport
  • All denominations welcome
  • Christian
  • English
  • This is a non-selective school

Age Range & Fees

Age Range9 to 19
Annual Day Fees *£12900 to £20445
Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *£0 to £0
Annual Full Boarding Fees *£26655 to £38160
* Currency: GB Pound

Number Of Pupils

68Full Boarding22
0Weekly Boarding0
Boys Girls

Number Of Staff

Full-time: 36
Part-time: 25

% Pupils Gaining
GCSE/IGCSE Passes 5 - 9

% Pupils Gaining
A Level Grades A – C

% Pupils Going
To University

School Reviews

Estyn Report

The school prepares pupils of all abilities well for relevant further educational experiences and future employment opportunities  

Estyn Report

The extensive outdoor education programme lies at the heart of the school’s mission to help pupils acquire confidence and self-esteem and to find and develop their gifts and talents  

Good Schools Guide

The learning support department is absolutely intrinsic to the academic life of the school and is seriously impressive  

Louise Loveday

Wonderful school! Unlike many schools, the teaching is ‘cutting edge’, progressive and inclusive ie not stuck in the 16th or 17th Century! Thank goodness!  

Good Schools Guide

There is an unusual atmosphere in the school, a potent mix of gentleness, kindness, energy and high-octane enthusiasm.