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)


  • Chess Swiss

    2014 Welsh Junior Rapidplay Chess Championships

    13 December 2014

    Of the eighty-three children who took part in the 2014 Welsh Junior Rapidplay Chess Championships held at St John’s College on Saturday 13 December, twelve came from St John’s College. It was a classic ‘small fish in a big pond’ scenario, as many of the strongest juniors in Wales were taking part. However, not only […]

  • Young Enterprise Christmas Fair 2014

    Young Enterprise Christmas Fair

    11 December 2014

    During Thursday lunchtime, our three sixth form Young Enterprise teams hosted a Christmas Fair in the foyer of the new Sixth Form Building.  Team Helix focused on the market for winter clothing, selling hand warmers, hats and gloves, Apollo X sold iPad and iPhone accessories, while Prism ventured into the traditional Christmas gift arena.  Pupils and staff across […]

  • Sixth Form Debaters

    Oxford Union Debating Workshop

    10 December 2014

    On Wednesday 10 December, 10 of our sixth form debaters attended a workshop led by current Oxford University students on the art of debating in preparation for the regional Oxford Schools’ Debating Competition next month.  It was an excellent opportunity for both novice and more experienced debaters to gain valuable guidance and to practically apply […]

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    Choral Scholars in Concert at The National Museum of Wales

    10 December 2014

    On Wednesday 10 December, our Senior and Sixth Form Choral Scholars gave their annual performance of Advent Motets and Christmas Carols in the Grand Hall of The National Museum of Wales.

  • A Level History Day – University of South Wales

    10 December 2014

    On Wednesday 10 December, our U6th historians enjoyed an informative study morning at the University of South Wales, Pontypridd.  Top academics led seminars on historical research skills to assist the students with their HY3 coursework projects as well as an interactive class on the 1930s policy of Appeasement, which features in their 1880-1980 British Foreign Policy […]

  • St John's College team at ESU Churchill National Public Speaking Competition 2014

    ESU Public Speaking Competition

    8 December 2014

    On Monday afternoon, three R16 pupils took part in the ESU Churchill National Public Speaking Competition at Bishop of Llandaff High School.  Queena L was the Chairperson, Michael L was the Speaker and Nila J was the Questioner.  Michael’s topic was ‘Ideology is extinct in British politics’.  The judges gave positive and constructive comments about […]

  • Team Prism wins 'Best Branded Company'

    ‘Best Branded Company’ at Young Enterprise Christmas Market

    5 December 2014

    Our lower sixth form entrepreneurs have been busy this term setting up three companies, Prism, Helix and Apollo X, and trading at school.  The companies were invited to attend the Young Enterprise Christmas Market, held at IKEA Cardiff Bay Retail Park, and very much enjoyed this exciting opportunity to trade with the general public.  The […]

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    Art & Design Visit to The National Museum of Wales & Martin Tinney Gallery

    5 December 2014

    On Friday 5th December the Art & Design A level group travelled to the National Museum of Wales and the Martin Tinney Gallery Cardiff. The students were able to see a range of contemporary Welsh artists as well as the fantastic historical, Impressionist and modern collections. As well as being a very enjoyable experience, the […]

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    Primary Maths Challenge

    1 December 2014

    In November, some of our R10 and R11 pupils took parts in the Primary Maths Challenge, run by the Mathematical Association.  As the title implies, the questions are very challenging and I am always impressed by how the pupils apply their skills to these problem solving questions.  I would like to say well done to […]