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)

Mrs Linda Brown 1951-2014 Requiescat in Pace

To our Parents, Colleagues, Pupils, Students past and present, and Friends,

As a close-knit community, we have been coming to terms with the loss of a much loved teacher, colleague, and friend: Mrs Brown was a wonderful teacher whose generous spirit, care and dedication have had a greatly inspirational impact on thousands of pupils at St John’s College. Mrs Brown will be greatly missed, and her presence will always be with us at St John’s College.

The whole school (but for the very youngest pupils) assembled on Monday 13 October for a beautiful and moving service in tribute to and in memory of Linda. Girls and boys suggested a Book of Remembrance and have begun expressing their widespread appreciation for all that she did for them.

The Requiem Mass for Mrs Linda Brown will take place at St Cadoc’s Church in Llanrumney on Wednesday 29th October at 11.15am.  The Memorial Mass will take place at St David’s Metropolitan Cathedral on Sunday 16th November at 11am.

We extend our deepest sympathy to Linda’s sons, David and Andrew our former pupils, and to Linda’s sisters and her close extended family.

Welcome from the Headmaster

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]


ESTYN Inspection Report: 'Excellent'
including the enviable and seldom awarded 'Excellent' for Standards of Teaching

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The Best A Level Record in Wales Over 15 Years

A Level Results 2014:  A*/A - 81%        A*/A/B - 94.4%        Pass rate - 100%

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.