Top Independent School in South Wales
We are a smaller, 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:
Daynurseries Recommended Nursery
- Graded “Excellent” by Estyn 
- Small class sizes
- Full-time qualified teaching staff
- Individual learning
- Spanish and Forest School taught weekly
Competitive rates include lunch, early drop off from 8:00am and After School Club until 5:30pm. Bridgend Early Years Grant. Morning sessions now available.
We are proud to have the best GCSE results in the area. We deliver the English curriculum at GCSE with the new Grade 9 (equivalent to A** for exceptional performance).
We achieve this with smaller class sizes carefully controlled to optimise learning, more individual attention and exceptional teaching from experienced subject specialists many of whom are examiners.
Pupils make greater progress
Last year, 2019/20, 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. In August 2020 our students achieved the following grades.
A* (8+) 31.4% Almost a third of grades were 8 or 9
A*/A (7+) 53.3% vs 27.5% (UK)
A*/B (5+) 89.8% vs 61.5% (UK)
A*/C (4+) 97.1% vs 78.8% (UK)
St Clare’s is in the top 5% of schools in the UK for ALPS (A-Level Performance System) for the last 3 years.
- 76.3% A*/A grades vs 37% (UK)
- 100% A*/B grades vs 67% (UK)
100% of pupils to went on to university including many in the Russell Group to tread competitive subjects such as Medical Sciences, Mathematics, Veterinary Medicine, Architecture and Computer Sciences & AI.
Comments from a Nursery parent, January 2020
I cannot speak highly enough of the nursery at St Clare’s. My daughter had never been to a nursery before, as she had always been with grandparents. She started full-time in September and staff have been fantastic. She has loved every moment and has developed extremely well as a result of the nurturing environment. The children are taught Spanish every week and I have been so impressed with what she has learnt already in terms of phonics and numbers. An amazing nursery!
Comments from a Year 8 parent, June 2020
The continuity, routine and class socialising that the remote online learning is offering is priceless when the pupils and staff are surrounded by so many changes and so much fear. I cannot begin to imagine how much work it has taken all the staff to achieve this so quickly.
Comments from a Year 13 student December 2020
The teachers go above and beyond in making sure that you are combatable academically as well as mentally. They truly try to help achieve the best in you!