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

St. Clare’s is a small, friendly, non-selective independent school in South Wales, located in the historic village of Newton on the outskirts of Porthcawl and only a short distance from the Glamorgan Heritage Coast and the Vale of Glamorgan. We are proud to provide an exceptional education to pupils from Nursery age all the way through to Sixth Form.

Our school is structured to provide your child with the best education and life skills. With excellent academic results and inspection reports, you can feel confident your children will be nurtured to realise their full potential.

There are many compelling reasons to choose St. Clare’s for your child. A few are below, or simply book a visit to look around the school, meet our Headteacher Mrs Hier, our teachers and pupils and see what makes St. Clare’s such a special place.

"Excellent" Nursery

Judged as “Excellent” by Estyn (2014), our Nursery follows the early Years Foundation Phase and beyond.

Daynurseries.co.uk Recommended Day Nursery.

Happy, safe environment with small class sizes.

By the end of Y6, pupils are 6 months ahead of the national average

KS1 Average reading age 11.15 months above chronological age (2016/2017)


KS2 Average reading age 10.7 months above chronological age (2016/2017)

St Clare's is a 'Value Added' School

In 2018 St. Clare’s outperformed 95% of schools in adding value to a student’s performance with an Average Standard Residual of +0.6.  That’s nearly 2 grades across all 3 subjects!

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