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)


The College's 13 acre sports ground includes an all-weather cricket wicket

We offer a broad range of sporting activities at St John’s College, emphasising both team and individual sporting prowess, including:

  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross-country running
  • Dance
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Handball
  • Hockey
  • Horse-riding
  • Netball
  • Rugby
  • Swimming
  • Team building / problem solving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball.

Clubs & Teams

Sporting competition is encouraged at St John’s College as a healthy way of allowing pupils to demonstrate their abilities whilst striving to do the best for themselves and for their school.  Each year group has its own teams and every pupil is encouraged to participate in teams and squad training sessions. We compete in both local state school leagues in the mainstream sports as well as playing against other independent schools from all over Wales and England.

Extra-curricular clubs and practices begin at 3.55 and end at 5pm; match times vary. Team sheets are given out prior to matches with exact times for parents to organise pick up times.

Every week a timetable of extra curricular events is displayed on the P.E. Notice Board and in the weekly sports update on the website, giving notice to pupils and parents of the sporting activities planned for the week ahead.

Pupils are provided with the highest standard of sporting equipment and facilities and are expected to play to the best of their abilities. The school fosters an ethos of fair play both within sports practices and amongst teams and individuals representing the school in competitive external fixtures.