St John's College, Cardiff

A leading independent day school for boys & girls age 3-18

Choir School to Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral

A member of The Society of Heads: accredited by the Independent Schools Council (ISC)

Requiescat in pace

Sadly we must report the untimely death of Mrs Winefride Worthington, a dear retired colleague and former Head of Mathematics.  Our deepest sympathy to all her extended family.  The date and time of her Requiem Mass will be announced shortly.

We are also very sad that Mr Malcolm Lewis, formerly Head of PE, has also recently passed away. The Funeral Service of John Malcolm Lewis will take place at 11.45am on Friday, 4 September 2015 at Thornhill Crematorium, Thornhill, Cardiff. The service will be followed by a reception at the Manor Parc Country Hotel & Restaurant, Thornhill, Cardiff.

The Best A Level Record in Wales over 16 Years

A Level Results 2015

A*   /  A     –  76.6%

A* / A / B  –  96.8%

Pass rate    100%

Dr David Neville: ‘Warmest congratulations again to our wonderful students, to their parents, and to our superbly dedicated teaching staff at both A Level and GCSE.’

Our A Level students, including a significant number with 4 A*/A grades, are proceeding to top Russell Group Universities, including Oxbridge and Medical and Dental schools.

Dr David Neville: ‘Congratulations again! Today, Saturday 20th August, The Daily Telegraph A level league table has listed us No. 23 of all UK, and The Times has listed us No. 11 of all UK Coeducational schools at A level (though they have made a mistake with our name!).’

‘This makes us the top performing of all schools in Wales registered with the National Assembly Government and inspected by ESTYN. We are the top performing of all Catholic schools in the UK.’

GCSE Results 2015

Dr David Neville: ‘Our GCSE candidates have achieved an outstanding foundation on which to continue to study A Levels and to be guided by our expert advice towards top ranking universities in highly competitive subjects. A number of students achieved 10 straight A* grades, with overall A*/A grades at 62.88%.’

Top Academic School in Wales in The Sunday Times ‘Parent Power’ 2014 – 2015

ESTYN Inspection Report: ‘Excellent’

including the enviable and seldom awarded ‘Excellent’ for Standards of Teaching – read more

Welcome from the Headmaster / Croeso oddi wrth y Pennaeth

Our school is a community of students, teachers and parents where achievement, friendship and faith are central aspects of our daily work together, shaping the course of our young people's lives as they move from school to university and the world of work. We aim to provide girls and boys with the highest aspirations in their learning and also the values to bring rewarding careers and mature family relationships in adult life.  Academic work, playing and competing in sport, making music of the highest quality, participating in drama and many other facets of growing in knowledge and understanding are given due importance.

Our unique heritage, in the tradition of Catholic Christianity, calls us to hold the highest values of faith, hope and love for one another. We hope that you will enjoy learning more about this young and still developing school, which has already achieved an enviable reputation amongst the very best in independent education, both in Wales and amongst distinguished peers in England.  Our aim is to create the best possible education for our girls and boys, and our young women and young men.

Dr David Neville M.A. (Cantab), B.Sc. [Cambridge & Bristol]


No. 11 in The Times 2015 A Level Results Table for the whole of the UK: The Times A Level Results 14 Aug 2015

The Sunday Times lists St John's College as Wales' No. 1: The_Sunday_Times_-_3_Aug_2014

No. 7 in The Daily Telegraph ISC A Level Results Table for the whole of the UK
Source: The Daily Telegraph Saturday 23 August 2014.

No. 16 in The Times A Level Results Table for the whole of the UK: The Times A Level Results 2014
Source: The Times Friday 15 August 2014 edition.

St John's College features in Wales Online - May 2015