Why Choose St Clare's School?

Why Choose St Clare's School?

Top Independent School in South Wales

We are a small,  friendly, 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

Daynurseries Recommended Nursery

  • Graded “Excellent” by Estyn [2014]
  • 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.

Excellent Results

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 make greater progress

Last year, 2017/18, the average reading age across the Prep School was 1 year and 3 months above chronological age. Some children have a reading age of at least 14 years at the end of Year 6.

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*/8+       30%   Almost a third of grades were 8 or 9

A*-A/7+   51.3%      (Wales 18.5%)

A*-C/4+   95.6%      (Wales 61.6%)


At A-Level, St. Clare’s outperformed more than 95% of schools in adding value to a student’s performance with an Average Standard Residual of +0.6 ie nearly 2 grades across all 3 subjects.

  • 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 2018

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.

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