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Howell's School, Llandaff

Cardiff Road
+44 (0)2920 261832

Principal: Mrs Sally Davis

Chair of Governors: Mrs Susan Thomas

Sally Davis, Head, Howell's School, Llandaff

Howell's School, located at Llandaff, in Cardiff, caters for girls aged 3 -18 and for boys aged 16-18. It has a longstanding reputation for academic excellence as the foremost girls' school in Wales. It provides tremendous 'value added' in terms of public examination results, which are consistently higher than predicted in independent assessments. Since 2005, boys have been admitted to the Sixth Form College.

Founded in 1860, the school is housed in the original buildings of great character as well as more modern extensions and nearby buildings such as Roald Dahl's childhood home. The Junior and Senior School are on the same site but are self-contained entities, though the Junior School benefits from the facilities of the Senior School, including the indoor heated swimming pool. A friendly and purposeful atmosphere pervades the school, which keeps abreast of modern educational developments.

Howell’s has certainly delivered on the core purpose of Nurturing Excellence for Abigail. Abigail has come out of Howell’s a supremely confident, highly articulate, compassionate and an extremely engaging young woman, and is well prepared for the next phase of life in heading off to University.”
Ashley Cooper, parent.

The facilities are outstanding, as is the extensive programme of extracurricular activities. Students are encouraged to excel in any area in which they show interest or talent, not purely the academic. Links with overseas schools, superb IT facilities, great environmental awareness (the school enjoys Fair Trade status) and a wide variety of language provision all serve to create tomorrow's global citizens. The school encourages independence of thought and provides a confidence-building environment. There is a strong emphasis on pastoral care. The Careers Department has attained the CareersWales Award for the quality of its guidance

“Howell’s is a very successful school with exceptional staff and resources. It is a privilege to lead this amazing school as we prepare young people to take their place in society as responsible global citizens.” Sally Davis, Principal


Key information

National awards

Fair Trade Fair Achiever Award logo
NACE Cymru Member logo
REQM Gold Quality Mark logo
Careers Wales Mark logo

GCSE A*/A percentage

A Level A*/A percentage

Extended Project Qualification A*/A percentage

Fees 2018/19

More fees information
YearTermly feeExtras included
College£4,690Non-residential school trips.
Senior School£4,461Non-residential school trips.
Junior School (Years 3-6)£3,396Non-residential school trips.
Junior School (Reception-Year 2)£3,329Non-residential school trips.
Nursery (full time)£2,585Non-residential school trips.

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