Howell’s School, Llandaff

One of Wales’s leading independents, Howell’s School, Llandaff is a well-rounded all-through school. On the edge of green, expansive parkland, with a warm and nurturing culture, it provides the perfect environment for students to grow into their full potential.

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    Howell’s School, Llandaff

    Category: Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form

    Pupils: Girls with co-ed Sixth Form

    Type: Day

    Religious Affiliation: Non-Denominational

    Roll: 27 Boys / / 670 Girls

    Age Range: Girls 3 -18 Years, Boys 16 -18 Years

    Founded: 1860

    Location Description

    Howell’s Llandaff is set in a Victorian building which sits on the edge of Llandaff Fields, a vast, tree-filled parkland that students can use for exercise and recreation. A short walk through the park takes you along the River Taff and then to Cardiff Castle. Students living in Cardiff benefit from the combination of a small, friendly city with the cultural, historical and recreational amenities of an ambitious and progressive capital city. Cardiff is a fantastically well-connected city, just 2 hours from London by train, an hour from the Roman city of Bath and 2 hours from Oxford.

    School Contact Details

    Cardiff Road, Cardiff, CF5 2YD

    Tel: 029 2056 2019

    Email: admissions@how.gdst.net

    Email: mail@how.gdst.net

    www.howells-cardiff.gdst.net

    Facilities

    A magnificent Victorian gothic building right on the edge of the great, green expanse of Llandaff Fields, Howell’s School Llandaff GDST has a tremendous sense of roominess for a city school, with a swimming pool, tennis courts and newly-opened sports pavilion and all-weather sports pitch on the five-acre site.

    Howell’s School puts a great value on a rich and varied life outside of the classroom, and the list of extra-curricular activities that students take part in is seemingly endless, as well as endlessly diverse, running from Photography to Philosophy, Song Writing to Synchronised Swimming. The extensive Enrichment Programmes, together with impressive Wellbeing and Laureate Programmes, make Howell’s a special place to learn and develop in an exciting, creative and thriving environment. The school’s strong Leadership Team; talented and dedicated teaching and support staff; wonderful young people and committed and interested parents are what make Howell’s unique.

    The Nursery at Howell’s is situated in Roald Dahl’s childhood home and takes inspiration from its famous former occupant. Girls who enter the nursery experience a safe, family atmosphere, making the transition from home to nursery a relaxed and happy one. The Prep School radiates an atmosphere in which every child is valued and nurtured. Great emphasis is placed on developing the self-identity, self-esteem and self-confidence of every girl.

    When entering the Senior School, students are encouraged to develop skills of self-analysis and reflection, and choose the learning methods that suit them best, whilst teachers challenge and motivate them towards an appetite for lifelong learning. Howell’s aims to help students acquire skills essential to tackling a competitive and rapidly changing world. The established Co-Ed College has a proven track record for excellence in and out of the classroom, and offers students an exceptional learning experience with flexible teaching styles designed to manage the transition between school and university.

    The school’s founder, Thomas Howell, wanted to create greater opportunities for young women, and Howell’s School has been changing lives since it opened its doors in 1860. His generosity gave many young women access to an education that would elevate and inspire them, and Howell’s still creates opportunities for students from all backgrounds, with a range of scholarships and bursaries available in the Senior School and College for entry into Year 7 and Year 12.

    Fees

    2023/2024

    Nursery (full time, incl. lunch): £2997 per term.

    Reception – Year 6 (incl. lunch): £3848 – £3924 per term.

    Senior School Years 7-11 (incl. lunch): £5154 per term.

    College (Years 12 & 13): £5434 per term.

    For a full breakdown view Fees

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    OPEN DAYS

    All visits are welcome, please contact the school

    Prep School Open Morning: Wednesday 28 Feb 2024 - Time: 9:00 am

    Nursery School Open Morning: Wednesday 6 Mar 2024 - Time: 9:30 am - 11:30 am

    Open Morning: Please BOOK your place

    For information about our Open Days please visit: Open Days | Howells Cardiff (gdst.net)

    If you have any questions, please get in touch with our Admissions Officer, by emailing admissions@how.gdst.net, who will be happy to help.

     

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