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)

Welcome from the Headmistress / Croeso cynnes wrth y Brifathrawes

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.

Mrs Rosemary Hart - Headmistress

New Head appointed at St John’s College, Cardiff

Mr Gareth Lloyd

Mr Gareth Lloyd will be the new Headmaster of St John’s College, Cardiff taking up post in April 2017.

Mr Lloyd was born and schooled in Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan. Mr Lloyd has been teaching music, languages and sport for 28 years. He was previously Headmaster at Ratcliffe College, Leicestershire, during which time the school has enjoyed outstanding success, including the award of 'Excellent' in all nine categories of the Independent Schools' Inspectorate in 2015.

Mrs Jayne Smerald, Chair of St John’s College Trustees, said "We have carried out a rigorous selection process and have been privileged in meeting a very strong field of candidates. We are delighted to have found a leader with such vision and experience who understands the unique history and Roman Catholic ethos of this school. Mr Lloyd will nurture, build and expand on the unique legacy the late Dr Neville bequeathed to us all, both academically and musically."

On his appointment, Mr Lloyd commented, "I am immensely excited to be returning to Wales after 32 years, and what a privilege it is that this should be as Head of St John's College. As Wales' leading academic school, complemented by its exceptional musical profile as the Cathedral Choir School, there is an all-pervading sense of purpose. Yet there is such warmth and humanity at the same time, as I found when meeting the delightful staff and pupils. I believe that we may all look forward to a very exciting future."

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