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)

Dr David Neville 1949-2016

Requiescat in Pace 

Loving husband, father, brother and grandfather

It is with extreme sadness that we announce the tragic news that our dear father passed away on the afternoon of Thursday 14 April following a terribly sudden and shocking decline on Wednesday night.

Our father would be so proud to know that the magnificent cathedral choir and school he created will continue to flourish, with the highest values at their heart.

The Metropolitan Cathedral Choir and St John’s College were his life’s work and we know that our father’s spirit will be with us for ever.

Thank you for your prayers and support.

May he rest in peace.

James and Dominic Neville and family

Top School in Wales in The Sunday Times ‘Parent Power’

The Best A Level Record in Wales over 16 Years

A Level Results 2015

A*   /  A     –  78%

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.’

Saturday 20th August 2015: The Daily Telegraph A Level league table has listed us No. 23 of all UK schools, and The Times has listed us No. 11 of all UK Coeducational schools at A Level.

‘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 64%.’

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 students, teachers and parents form a close knit community 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 their adult professional lives. We aim to provide girls and boys with the highest aspirations and values leading to rewarding careers and mature family relationships.   Academic work, playing and competing in sport, making music of the highest quality, participating in drama and debating and many other facets of growing in knowledge and understanding are given due importance.

Our heritage 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 evolving school, which has already achieved an enviable reputation both in Wales and amongst the top independent schools in England.  Our aim is to create the best possible education for our girls and boys as they become young women and young men.

Dr David Neville MA (Cantab), B Sc Cambridge & Bristol

  • 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.