Among those leaving Howell's School, Llandaff (GDST) at the end of this term after taking their A Level exams are five girls who were in the first cohort to be educated in Howell’s School from the Nursery right through to the co-educational Sixth Form College. Rachel Chandler, Georgia Edwards, Angharad Phillips, Hannah Southern and Katie Smith started in the newly-opened Nursery in 1997 when they were three years of age, so have been the first in the school's 162-year-old history to have the opportunity to stay at the same institution for the whole of their schooling. The original Nursery was housed in part of the Senior School, with its own entrance and play area, but is now located in part of Cumberland Lodge, a former childhood home of the author Roald Dahl, alongside the Junior School.
Angharad Phillips (18, from Llandaff), one of the outgoing Deputy Head students, commented, “We have been privileged to have had access to an enriched curriculum and have had lots of opportunities for self-development. I don’t think I would have felt confident to apply a leadership role anywhere else. Howell’s has given me that confidence. We have been lucky to have the constant support from the teaching staff.”
Hannah Southern (18, from Morganstown), who has been one of the Senior Prefects this year, said, “The teachers were great right from Nursery through to the College. I feel I have been part of a family. It has been my whole life and it will be strange not to be coming to school every day as I have been doing for the past fifteen years. I've looked forward to coming to school every day.” Looking to the future, Hannah added, “We all have different personalities and interests and Howell’s has helped us to express our individuality. We are prepared and feel ready for whatever the future brings!”