What is a non selective private school?

Girl and boy in royal blue uniform writing at a blue desk in their classroom at private independent school in Porthcawl, south Wales

A selective school means that students are only admitted if you fulfil particular criteria, set out by the school, these are typically academic. A non selective school, means that there are no pre-set criteria that a student must achieve in order to be able to enrol. A typical private school will be selective, however, here at St. Clare’s, we are proud to be a non selective school and we go above and beyond to secure academic success.

There are many schools in Wales to choose from, however at St Clare’s our school is structured to provide your child with the best education and life skills. With small class sizes, excellent academic results and strong pastoral care, you can feel confident your children will be nurtured to realise their full potential.

Regardless of whether you are interested in St Clare’s nursery, primary school, senior school or our sixth form, our ethos is the same throughout the whole of your child’s educational journey. We believe that all of our students should be given the opportunity to excel in whatever they choose to do.  We strive for excellence by employing the best teachers, to provide the best learning experiences in a small and family friendly environment. We treat every student as an individual to ensure that their learning journey is tailored to get the very best for them.

Many private schools have rigorous entrance examinations in order to ensure that their performance in the league tables is outstanding, however we believe that in the right environment, with teachers who are dedicated and passionate and treat every student as a individual, even the most reluctant of students can thrive and achieve exceptional results. With a 100% A-Level success rate for 5 consecutive years, we are a centre of academic excellence. We have always seen fantastic results from our pupils, last year our A-Level students achieved 78% of A*/B grades and St Clare’s outperformed 95% of schools in adding value to a student’s performance (2018).

From our broad curriculum, dedicated pastoral care and fantastic extracurricular opportunities, our students leave us equipped with the skills and character to go “above and beyond” in whatever they choose to do in the future.

If St. Clare’s sounds like we can provide the opportunities that your child requires, please do come to see us to learn more about our non selective private school. Alternatively you can request a prospectus here.

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