St David’s College is set in a stunning location on the outskirts of the Victorian seaside resort of Llandudno. The area is rich in beauty, culture and history and the School enjoys a spectacular setting between the mountains of Snowdonia and the Irish Sea. Historic buildings and 30 acre grounds and tiered gardens of Gloddaeth Hall is an inspiring and breath- taking location to work, live and learn.This independent boarding school in Wales occupies an eclectic variety of buildings such as Gloddaeth Hall, centred on the Minstrel Hall dating from the Tudor period, right up to Chelsea/Augusta Houses and the Keith Lennard Technology Centre, which have all been built in the last few years.
As a traditional British boarding school, there are 4 stunning boarding houses set within the exquisite grounds of St David’s College. Each house has its own communal areas (kitchen and living room/s) bathrooms and bedrooms. Each house ranges from 16 bedrooms to 53 bedrooms with a total of 140 bedrooms on site.
This wonderful boarding school provides a huge range of activities throughout the week. Saturday mornings comprises of an extensive programme for all pupils, which includes specialist courses leading to qualifications. Alongside this, the Outdoor Education Department offers a wide range of excursions throughout the weekend.
New activities added every term
4 fully activity sessions a week
A complete weekend program for boarding students
25 different activities each week
4x4 Driving, Archery, Sports, Coding, Climbing, Cookery, Horse Riding and much more
This top coed boarding school has a specialist Outdoor Education Department and every pupil up to the end of Year 10 has a full Outdoor Education Day every other week, culminating in an overseas expedition at the end of Year 10. As pupils progress through the school, they continue to take opportunities to extend their skills. All pupils of this private boarding school are involved in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme and many go on the achieve the Gold Award. Opportunities are provided in the 6th Form for pupils to gain National Governing Body Awards and study a BTEC course in the subject.
6 highly experienced & qualified Outdoor Education teachers
Gain outdoor leadership qualifications
20 different countries visited
GCSE pass rate 99.7% and 96.7% at A level – with a Value Added score of 0.75% which places St David’s amongst the top performing schools in the UK.
A full mainstream education leading pupils towards GCSEs, A Levels and BTECs. It is uniquely tailored curriculum that allows pupils to excel and reach their potential. The opportunity to mix and match A Levels and BTECs enables pupils to learn appropriately and progress to university, further education courses, apprenticeships or direct entry to the work place
20 subjects to study
Small class sizes and high trained staff
Dedicated mentors for more able and talented pupils
0,75 Value added score at level 3 place school among the top performing ones
YEAR 10 & 11 OPTIONS
English iGCSE and Entry Level, English Literature iGCSE , Maths GCSE, Combined Science iGCSE, Coordinated Science iGCSE, BTEC Level 2 First Certificate in Principles of Applied Science, Art GCSE, Design Technology GCSE, Drama BTEC Level 2 First Certificate, Spanish iGCSE, Sport BTEC Level 2 First Certificate, Business Studies GCSE, Information & Communications Technology GCS, Geography GCSE, History GCSE, Music BTEC Level 2 First Certificate, Citizenship GCSE Short Course (Year 11 only), Welsh GCSE
6TH FORM OPTIONS:
Applied Science Level 3 BTEC, Chemistry Advanced Level , Physics Advanced Level, Biology Advanced Level, English Literature Advanced Level 2, Maths Advanced Level, Art Advanced Level (Photography, Fine Art, Art & Design), Design Technology Advanced Level, Performing Arts Level 3 BTEC, Production Arts Level 3 BTEC, Music Level 3 BTEC, Sport (Outdoor Ed or PE options) Level 3 BTEC, Business Studies Level 3 BTEC, Information & Communications Technology Advanced Level, Geography Advanced Level , History Advanced Level , Re-sit Maths & English Advanced Level, Computer Aided Design (Levels 1, 2 & 3)
Additional Learning Needs (ALN)
Unique provision of support for pupils with additional learning needs includes 1:1 lessons with highly qualified and experienced teachers. This provision extends to mainstream lessons where all classroom teachers have postgraduate qualifications in teaching pupils with additional learning needs.
Individualised learning plans
Assistive technology training
Specialist classroom teaching
Access to dedicated exam support
Dedicated 1:1 support staff
Cricket pitch & batting nets
Opportunities for orienteering
Opportunities for sailing and canoeing
This co-educational boarding school prides itself in a superb sporting provision. Pupils are proud to represent their school and they achieve exceptional results, competing at a high level. Individuals are encouraged to pursue their sporting talent and play representative sport at regional and national levels.
10 sports to compete in
Access to local sports clubs and events
Compete locally and nationally
3 sports qualifications to choose from
Dedicated strength and conditioning suite
Music & Performing Arts
With 8 major productions a year as well as many more opportunities to perform, there is plenty of opportunity to showcase your talents. Choose from a range of instruments to learn to play with weekly lessons. Access additional qualifications such as Associated Board and Rock School Music qualifications, Acting qualifications with LAMDA to broaden your portfolio. With a music and stage production course available pupils can explore the industry from behind the scenes and gain a vocational qualification.
Fully equipped sound studio
3 school choirs
8 major performances a year
Learn to play an instrument from a range of extra lessons offer
Only one hour and twenty minutes by car from the international airports of Liverpool and Manchester and only 3 hours from London by direct train to the local station.
Llandudno is a coastal town in north Wales. It’s known for North Shore Beach and 19th-century Llandudno Pier, with shops and a games arcade.