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The isbi Schools Directory Guide To The Top Private Schools & Colleges In Glamorgan

For anyone planning a move to or within Glamorgan in South East Wales we have collated information below about different places to live, schools, estate agents and other information we think useful for relocating within this fantastic Glamorgan .

Offering some of the best living anywhere in Great Britain, Glamorgan's famous British cities and towns include Cardiff, Swansea and Neath Port Talbot.

Glamorgan has a great choice of high quality UK private schools, beautiful countryside, lots of activities and excellent housing - with a fantastic range of different properties to call home, from country mansions and estates, cottages and bungalows to new build executive housing, family townhouses and apartments.

"Located to the immediate west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan tend to get overlooked by visitors. But locals will tell you the pretty villages, spectacular coastline and rolling green countryside are perfect any time of year. It often surprises people how quiet and unspoilt the great outdoors is in the Vale of Glamorgan, given how close it is to Cardiff, our busy capital city. You can walk, relax and swim, often with few other people around, particularly in midweek. Take your pick from quiet, sandy beaches ideal for a potter and a sandcastle, rolling countryside studded with crumbling castles and verdant gardens, delightful walks through pretty villages with atmospheric pubs." Visit Wales

Glamorgan borders Brecknockshire to the North, Carmarthenshire to the west and Monmouthshire to the east. It sits on the south coast of Wales, opening up into the Bristol Channel. 

Cardiff, the Capital of Wales, is located in Glamorgan. The city is a vibrant, growing hub and experiences more beautiful sunshine than many European cities - including Milan and Toulouse! The city is home to the famous Millennium Stadium and has undergone a revamp of its waterfront, which is a great way to enjoy some of that frequent sunshine! 




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Looking for a prestigious Independent (private) school in Glamorgan, GB?

If you are thinking of moving to live in Glamorgan  (or you already live in Glamorgan  but are considering relocating) and you and your family are researching some of the best private schools in Glamorgan  there is a big choice of high quality Glamorgan  schools, with a number of the Glamorgan ’s highest ranking Independent schools considered to be some of the best in the UK. 

Glamorgan ’s private education sector features day schools and boarding schools, girls’ schools, boys’ schools and co-educational (mixed) schools, including leading private Nurseries, Prep Schools, Independent Secondary and Sixth Form schools and colleges. 

Find Private Schools In Glamorgan, UK (Or "Private Schools Near Me")

Developed over the last 36+ years, the isbi School Search Directory is one of the largest and most comprehensive private schools directories available, helping thousands of families to find, compare and select good schools since the 1980s.

>   You can search for private schools with a reputation for excellence in Glamorgan  and in the cities of Cardiff and Swansea towns like Brunswick, Merthyr Tydfil and Bridgend by using our Private Schools Directory and Independent Schools Finder (powered by isbi's School Search Directory) or by clicking on the names of the schools and colleges listed below to see detailed profiles with photos, videos, maps etc.

>   With our expanded school search technology you can filter your search by the type of school you are looking for such as day and boarding, gender, age range, academic study, religious affiliation, school fees, scholarships and bursaries, open days etc.

>   You can also focus your search on just private Pre-Prep and Prep schools or on Independent Senior and Sixth Form schools and colleges, or view search results for all of them together.

Please explore for detailed information and guides about good schools of all types and for open days, school and college and news, articles and blogs with details of school associations, glossaries and explanations about examinations and qualifications and expert advice about independent education at private schools and colleges around the UK and worldwide.




Please see below for a full list of private schools and colleges in Glamorgan, one of the best being:



The Cathedral School

Cardiff, Wales, CF5 2YH

Private School (Fee Paying), Co-Educational, 3-18 Years, Day

The Cathedral school aims to nurture the talent and personality of each pupil, enabling all to thrive within a mutually respectful and supportive environment.

[Read More About The Cathedral School...]



Top Private Independent Secondary Schools & Colleges In Glamorgan, UK

Some of the best Independent Secondary schools and colleges and Sixth Form schools and colleges in Glamorgan, Great Britain providing a top-tier, world-class British day and boarding single-sex and mixed education for boys and girls include:

Top Private Pre-Preparatory & Preparatory Schools In Glamorgan, UK

Some of the best Pre-Prep and Prep schools in Glamorgan, Great Britain providing a top-tier, world-class British day and boarding single-sex and mixed education for boys and girls aged from 3 years to 11 or 13 years include:

Special Needs Schools In Glamorgan, UK

Some of the best Special Needs schools in Glamorgan, Great Britain providing a top-tier, world-class British Special Needs and Special Education Needs education for boys and girls (single-sex and mixed) include:




Where To Live In Glamorgan, Wales, UK

The most popular British cities and towns in the Glamorgan  area (GB) include, with approximate population numbers:

>  Cardiff, Glamorgan, Glamorgan, UK

Cardiff (484,500), Granetown (19,300), Butetown (14,000), Temperance Town (9,500), Newtown (11,300), Crockherbtown (14,100)

>  Swansea, Glamorgan, Glamorgan, UK

Swansea (245,500), Brunswick (17,400), Sandfields (6,900)

>  Bridgend, Glamorgan, UK

Bridgend (13,700), Pencoed (9,200), Bettws (2,200), Cefn Cribwr (1,300)

>  Caerphilly, Glamorgan, UK

Caerphilly (181,000), Abertridwr (6,500), Llanbradach (3,700), Machen (2,300)

>  Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, UK

Merthyr Tydfil (60,400), Treharris (12,400), Aberfan (3,500) 

>  Neath Port Talbot, Glamorgan, UK

Neath Port Talbot (144,300), Neath (46,100), Cwmanvon (5,300), Resolven (2,000)

>  Rhondda Cynon Taff, Glamorgan, UK

Tonypandy (62,600), Aberdare (62,600), Mountain Ash (11,200), Ferndale (7,300)

>  Vale of Glamorgan, Glamorgan, UK

Penarth (23,400), Rhoose (6,200), Wenvoe (1,200) 




Cardiff is a very popular place to live and many people move to Cardiff each year, or to near Cardiff and the surrounding area, from around the United Kingdom and abroad.

Many of those moving to Cardiff are escaping more urban living in London or other larger cities, deciding to relocate to the Glamorgan capital to enjoy a different pace of life and the historic and elegant surroundings of a prosperous city with great facilities and leisure amenities, high quality housing and schools, fantastic pubs, restaurants and sports and popular cultural events, arts and music.

Ten Things To Know About Cardiff, Wales, UK

> FACT 1: Cardiff has a higher average of sunlight hours than many European cities, including Milan and Toulouse!  

> FACT 2: Roald Dahl was born in Cardiff! Growing up in Llandaff, he was educated at Ysgol y Gadeirlan Cathedral School before moving to Wales to attend boarding school. He also features in a local tale where he trapped a dead mouse inside a jar of sweets for his shopkeeper to find after he was mean to him! 

> FACT 3: The famous rum, Captain Morgan, is in fact not from the Caribbean, but from Cardiff! Henry Morgan was born in Llanrumney in 1635. 

> FACT 4: Cardiff has the oldest record store in the world! Spiller’s record shop is located on Morgan Arcade and dates all the way back to 1894! 

> FACT 5: Cardiff has earned the title of European City of sport on two occasions! Once in 2009 and again in 2014. 

> FACT 6: Cardiff bay has recently been revamped and is now the largest waterfront redevelopment in Europe. The project cost over £102 million and now makes a beautiful place to go and visit, or have an ice cream looking over the water. 

> FACT 7: The Millennium Stadium, home to many regular sporting events has actually won Loo of the Year Award twice…! 

> Fact 8: Cardiff is the 10th most visited city by international tourists in the UK. 

> FACT 9: Cardiff is famous for its indoor shopping arcades, it has the largest number of Victorian and Edwardian shopping centers and is therefore known as the City of Arcades. 

> FACT 10: Parts of the city used to be underwater! Westgate Street was once a river, ships would come and dock at the upper part of which is now a main shopping street - in 1835 a boat carrying 300 tonnes launched out of the Westgate docks! 

Where To Live In Cardiff, UK

Cardiff and the surrounding area offers a huge choice of high quality, premium and luxury property to meet the needs of any family, whether wanting a cottage, townhouse, large apartment, mansion or country estate, with or without granny annex, garden or swimming pool.  There are also property development and investment opportunities too, with land available to purchase and properties in need of renovation.

From central city living to rural, country lifestyles, Cardiff and the areas near Cardiff is full of bustling districts and leafy suburbs, lush green areas, charming Crescents and estates, rolling countryside, vibrant high streets, busy neighbourhoods and friendly residential communities.

Some of the popular residential areas include:

Penylan Cardiff, Pontcanna Cardiff, Canton Cardiff, Cyncoed Cardiff, Llandaff Cardiff, Lisvane Cardiff, Penarth Cardiff, Cardiff Bay Cardiff, Roath Cardiff, Plasnewydd Cardiff, Splott Cardiff, Adamsdown Cardiff

Commuting To And From Cardiff By Rail Or Road

Relocating to Cardiff is especially popular with those happy to work from home most of the time but needing to occasionally commute to other places for work.

Others are happy to commute more regularly to Bristol, London, Swansea, Birmingham and other locations for work.

Travel times to key destinations by road and rail include:

>  Cardiff To London: London is about 151 miles by road from Cardiff via the M4 and driving to the centre of London from Cardiff normally takes under 3 hours.  There is a very regular train service to London from Cardiff, with trains taking from 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours 30 minutes to get to London.

>  Cardiff To Swansea: Swansea is about 41 miles by road from Cardiff via the M4 and driving to the centre of Swansea from Cardiff normally takes under 1 hour.  There is a very regular train service to Swansea from Cardiff, with trains taking from 50 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes to get to Swansea. 

>  Cardiff To Bristol: Bristol is about 44 miles by road from Cardiff via the M4 and driving to the centre of Bristol from Cardiff normally takes under 1 hour.  There is a very regular train service to Bristol from Cardiff, with trains taking from 45 minutes to 1 hour to get to Bristol.

>  Cardiff To Birmingham: Birmingham is about 118 miles by road from Cardiff via the M5 and driving to the centre of Birmingham from Cardiff normally takes under 2 hours. There is a very regular train service to Birmingham from Cardiff, with trains taking from 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes to get to Birmingham. 



Nearest Airports To Cardiff, UK

The nearest airport to Cardiff is Cardiff International Airport (CWL) which is 9 miles away.  Other nearby airports include Bristol (BRS) (under 21 miles), Birmingham (BHX) (under 91 miles) and London Heathrow (LHR) (under 118 miles).




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