Why Choose St Clare’s Private School, South Wales?

Welcome to St. Clare’s, a leading independent school in the historic village of Newton on the outskirts of Porthcawl, South Wales. We have a rich tradition of providing exceptional education for over  80 years to pupils from Nursery all the way through to Sixth Form

St Clare’s approach reaps rewards, with results from academic yearly progress tests exceeding the national average in all core subjects. Our school is structured to provide your child with the best education and life skills and you can feel confident your children will be nurtured to realise their full potential.

Request a prospectus or book a visit to find out how we can help your child thrive.

Since March 2020, St Clare’s has provided certainty, consistency and structure at a time when all were hard to come by.  Should we need to go into lockdown again, our Online Learning provisions will ensure that pupils receive a continuous and uninterrupted education.

Our Admissions team are available Monday to Friday from 9:00am – 3:00pm during the Summer holidays and are ready to talk to you about your child’s educational future.


What our parents say about St Clare's ...


St Clare’s School Nursery has always been an exceptional learning environment. I wouldn’t have chosen any other school for my son.  I am so pleased  with how well he has settled into the nursery. The staff are truly outstanding, and I am so thankful for all of their help and support.

Prep & Senior Parent

Superb head teacher and excellent support staff. Everyone is always supportive and helpful.


We could not be happier with the support given to our son since he joined St Clare’s School. I wish we’d made the decision to send him to St Clare’s years ago.


The quality of online teaching during both lockdowns has been extremely impressive. My son has friends in other schools and you cannot compare the quality of provision.  His day is structured, teaching and learning has continued together with regular updates on progress and virtual parents’ meetings.


From the very first open day when we introduced our son into the hall and had a tour of the school, he was hooked, he loved the ‘vibe’.   That was a big thing for us to place him in to your Sixth Form programme Sept 2019.  We/I worried about the induction of new friends/work patterns etc but you covered everything with him and we felt assured that it was the right decision.

Fast forward to March 2020, what  a blessing that he was in your school.  You seamlessly moved  to online learning with ease.  You continued to demonstrate the excellent teaching and learning via TEAMS.   I could not have been more relived that he was learning all day,  he never missed any learning at all.  Thank you for this; the team behind the technology are a credit to you.

You all have a passion for learning and my son has really enjoyed his time at St Clare’s. A huge thank you must go to all his amazing teachers:  Mrs Parker, Mrs Smart, Mr Cole, Mr Evans, Mr Rees.  They are all excellent teachers, and really have shone through in difficult circumstances.  He will always remember you as excellent role models and dedicated teachers.

This is not just childcare...

…this is a St Clare’s School nursery education for 2 1/2 -4 year olds with small class sizes, a full-time qualified teacher, weekly Spanish, Forest School, healthy hot lunch and free after school care until 5:30pm.

From as little as £40.75 per day (or £30.84 per day with the Bridgend EYFG).

Give your child the best possible start at St Clare's Prep

Smaller class sizes that enable personal attention, with daily reading. Weekly Spanish and Forest School, PE and optional ballet, A traditional education in a modern setting. Excellent enrichment programme. Access to specialist teachers from the senior school.

Best GCSE results in the area

At St Clare’s we deliver the English Curriculum at GCSE, offering the chance of a coveted Grade 9, equivalent to an A**.

Exam results are one important measure of a school’s performance and we are proud to report consistently top grades.

St Clare's Sixth Form

In the top 5% of schools in the UK for ALPS (A-Level Performance System) since 2018..Students make outstanding progress and get results beyond their predicted grades. We teach 6 lessons per subject per week (at least one extra lesson per subject per week than most schools/ colleges).

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