Admissions Enquiries: 01656 789966
School Office 01656 782509

Welcome to St Clare's School

Welcome to St. Clare’s, a leading independent school for children aged 2 ½ to 18 years of age, carrying a very strong academic profile.

Located in the historic village of Newton, we are close to the coast on the outskirts of Porthcawl, South Wales. St Clare's has a rich tradition of providing exceptional education for over 85 years to pupils from Nursery all the way through to Sixth Form.

The St Clare’s approach reaps rewards, with results from academic yearly progress tests exceeding the national average in all core subjects. We are particularly proud to be in the top 5% of top-performing A-Level schools in the UK for ALPS (A-Level Performance System) since 2018.

Our Nursery has won the Daynurseries UK "Top 20" Award (Wales) for 4 years in a row, based purely on our parents' 10/10 reviews scores.

St Clare's independent school is structured to provide your child with the best education and life skills and you can feel confident your child will be nurtured to realise their full potential.

Achievement

We provide a supportive and caring environment where every child feels a sense of belonging. Pupils are championed as individuals to develop their own talents and potential within a safe learning space.

Challenge

A culture of aspiration is entwined with our curriculum, delivered by our teaching staff and reflected in our academic outcomes. No two children are the same, and our personalised approach allows for more tailored teaching and learning at every stage of school.

Excellence

Our data has shown over many years that a child who joins us in Y7 on leaving the school in Year 13 will attain a grade higher per subject than a child of a similar ability in another school.

Book a Visit

Every day is an Open Day here at St Clare's

We are delighted that you are considering a place at St Clare's for your child and would like to welcome you to our wonderful school.

Whether you are looking for an immediate start, or for the 2024 academic year, please do book a personal tour and see for yourself what makes St Clare's such an exciting, welcoming place to send your child.

Meet our Headteacher, Mrs Helen Hier

Mrs Hier became Head at St Clare’s School in June 2018 after 5 years as Deputy Headteacher and 15 years as a Spanish Teacher. She has a passion for modern foreign languages, and introduced the impactful Enrichment Programme at St Clare’s.

“In order for a child to be successful academically, it is extremely important that they are happy.”

- Helen Hier, Headteacher

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St Clare's Nursery

  • Specialist teaching in Spanish, French, Forest School

  • Top 20 Nursery in Wales (DayNurseries.co.uk) for past 4 years

  • From as little as £48.89 per day (or £37.75 with the Bridgend Early Years Funding applied), our surprisingly competitive fees include early drop off from 08:00, healthy hot home-cooked lunch and after school care from 3:30 - 5:30.

  • Bridgend Early Years Funding Grant offered (10 hours)

Join us for a Personal Tour

We warmly welcome families throughout the year, offering tailored personal tours on a day that suits you, including school holidays.

Enjoy a guided tour around the school by a member of our friendly Admissions Team who can answer any questions you may have.

FACILITIES & LOCATION

Nestled in 11 acres of magnificent grounds.

Our pupils learn and discover in a beautiful setting within walking distance of the coast, easily accessible from the M4 motorway.

Extensively refurbished, our beautiful buildings, sports grounds, Early Years centre, Sixth Form Hub and calm outdoor space provide pupils with the inspiration to achieve and excel.

The school exceeds its reputation. We knew it was good but for us, it is even better in real life.

 – Parent, St Clare’s School

Follow St Clare's on Social Media

Years 5 and 6 went on a trip to Plantasia, Swansea, to learn about the different plants and animals that can be found in the tropical rainforests 🌴 

The children also took part in an ‘eco-warrior’ workshop where they learnt about the impact of human activities on the rainforests. 

They also held some animals, including a tortoise, cockroach and snake! 🐍 🐢 After the workshop, the children went around the hothouse to meet a variety of animals and plants. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed!🌟

At St Clare's, we believe school trips give children the experience of the importance of your subject in the ‘real world’ and they create practical memories!🌟

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This is not just daycare...

... this is a St Clare’s School Nursery education!

We are a Daynurseries UK ‘Top 20’ 
Nursery (Wales) 4 years in a row with 
deliberately smaller classes, full-time
qualified teacher, weekly Spanish/
French, Welsh and on-site Forest School.

Our surprisingly competitive fees include early drop-off from 8:00am, a healthy, home-cooked lunch and After School Care from 3:30 until 5:30. 

Come and see our beautiful nursery, meet our outstanding nursery team and see for yourself how your child could thrive at St Clare's💫

Visit Day Nurseries website for more reviews! 

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💫SENIOR DISCOVERY DAY💫

💫Monday & Tuesday July 8th & 9th💫

Our Senior Discovery Days are all about the discovery of self, new interests, new skills and new friendships. It's designed to encourage our future Year 7 pupils to feel confident about starting senior school at St Clare's and allay any nerves they may have.

Call us on 01656 789966 to find out more and book one of the last few remaining places but don't delay. Visit our website for more info! 🌟 (link in our bio).

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We remembered, we honoured, we saluted and we are thankful for the bravery and sacrifice of those who fought for our freedom. We honour the brave heroes who stormed the beaches of Normandy, marking the beginning of the end of World War II. 

On this historic day we remembered the sacrifices made on #dday 80 years ago. 

Thank you to Sian and her brilliant team of 'land girls' for such a lovely lunch

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What a fantastic day our Year 3s had visiting the Roman Legion Museum in Caerleon!

We visited the Roman baths, explored the Barracks and Amphitheatre and then had a guided tour around the Museum. Finally we finished off our day with a Roleplay workshops with a Roman lady who taught us all how to be Roman soldiers!

At St Clare's, we believe school trips give children the experience of the importance of your subject in the ‘real world’ and they create practical memories!🌟

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Following a wet day at athletics all Y8-9 athletes represented the school really well and pushed themselves to the best of their abilities! 🌟
 
Joe Mc won gold in the 300m final and javelin and is now Glamorgan Valleys middle boys champion! 🥇 
 
This is a massive achievement and Joe will now proceed to represent the region in the national championships later this summer!

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St Clares School

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Office :01656 782509