Howell’s School, Llandaff

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    Howell’s School, Llandaff

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

    Pupils: Girls with co-ed Sixth Form

    Type: Day

    Religious Affiliation: Interdenominational

    Roll: 30 Boys / 654 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

    Headteacher: Mrs Sally Davis

    Cardiff Road, Cardiff

    Tel: 029 20562019



    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.

    Business as unusual was the message that came loud and clear from Howell’s when the Welsh Government announced that schools in Wales would close to all students except the children of key workers from 20th March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. In the weeks that followed, the classrooms and corridors may have been unusually quiet, but at Howell’s lessons continued as normal thanks to an impressive programme of Guided Home Learning led by visionary Principal, Sally Davis.

    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, girls 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 in 2020 Howell’s still creates opportunities for girls and boys 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.



    Nursery (full time): £2890 per term.

    Reception – Year 6: £3648 – £3717 per term.

    Senior School (Years 7-11): £4813 per term.

    College (Years 12 & 13): £4843 per term.



    All visits are welcome, please contact the school

    Open Day: Tuesday 15 Jun 2021 - Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Please  book a place at our Open Day.

    Alternatively, View our 360 virtual tour

    If you are keen to find out more, we’d be delighted to invite you to school for a private, socially distanced tour. Please get in touch with our Admissions Officer, Chrissie Hall-Davis,, who will be happy to help.


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