Top Independent School in South Wales
We are a small, friendly, non-selective independent day school focussed on the wellbeing of our Nursery to Sixth Form pupils. We are able to provide an all-round education of the highest quality that will challenge and engage your child.
Below are just some of the reasons you should choose our private school on the glorious Glamorgan Heritage Coast for your child:
Award Winning Nursery
‘Top 20’ Daynurseries Award Winner (March 2018).
- Graded “Excellent” by Estyn 
- Small class sizes
- Full-time qualified teaching staff
- Individual learning
- Spanish taught weekly
Competitive rates include lunch, Breakfast Club from 8:00am and After School Club until 5:30pm. Bridgend Early Years Grant. Morning sessions now available.
Our pupils have excellent ‘Value Added’ where they achieve a whole grade higher than their predicted results.
We achieve this with small class sizes carefully controlled to optimise learning, more individual attention and exceptional teaching.
Pupils are 6 months ahead
- By the end of Year 6, our pupils are 6 months ahead compared to the national average.
- Key Stage 1 Average reading age 11.15 months above chronological age (2016/17).
- Key Stage 2 Average reading age 10.7 months above chronological age (2016/17)
Children on average make greater progress than they would in other settings, nurtured by our personalised approach to learning, regular assessments and tracking of their academic development opportunities for growth and leadership and our rich curriculum
Strong record of GCSE results
As a non-selective school, we are extremely proud of our academic excellence.
A*-A Grades 33.8%
A*-B Grades 69%
A*-C Grades 92.3%
5 A*-C including English and Maths 77.1% (UK 54.6%)
5 A*-C excluding English and Maths 85.7% (UK 67%)
At A-Level, St. Clare’s outperformed 78% of schools in adding value to a student’s performance with an Average Standard Residual of +0.2.
- 34% A*/A grades
- 61% A*/B grades
100% of pupils to went on to university including many in the Russell Group (or gap year).
Comments from a Nursery parent, January 2018
We like the small class sizes, the excellent staff, facilities and environment and the whole ethos of the school where children and staff at all stages of the school (nursery, prep, senior and sixth form) support each other
Comments from a Year 7 parent, June 2017
We cannot recommend the school highly enough and would advise any parents who are not satisfied with the educational provision for their child in comprehensive school to seriously consider St Clare’s.
Comments from a Year 13 student, August 2017
I am absolutely delighted with my results. Before Sixth Form, I would never have believed I would be opening an envelope to see grades like this.