Category: Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form
Pupils: Girls with co-ed Sixth Form
Religious Affiliation: Interdenominational
Roll: 30 Boys / 654 Girls
Age Range: Girls 3 -18 Years, Boys 16 -18 Years
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.
2020/2021. 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
Virtual Senior School Open Day: Wednesday 3 Mar 2021 - Time: 4:00 pm
We are holding a Virtual Open Day for the Senior School on Wednesday 3rd March.
We would be delighted if prospective parents could join a Zoom call at 4pm when they can find out more about the Senior School.
Please email Chrissie.email@example.com to book a place
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