St Clare’s School

Happy and High-Achieving Independent School in mid-Glamorgan

St Clare’s School


Porthcawl, Bridgend, CF36 5AS

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Age Range:

3 - 18

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Nestled in 11 acres of magnificent grounds and tucked away from the hustle and bustle of city life is St Clare’s, an independent day school with a very strong academic profile. Close to the Glamorgan Heritage Coast and convenient for nearby Swansea, Bridgend, Cowbridge and Vale of Glamorgan, St Clare’s provides a return to traditional values and standards in a modern setting. We believe good manners, high personal standards of dress and a culture of mutual respect and courtesy are extremely important. At St Clare’s we believe that every pupil should be given the opportunity to excel in whatever they choose to do. We strive for excellence by employing the best teachers, to provide the best learning experiences in a small and family friendly environment. We treat every pupil as an individual to ensure that their learning journey is tailored to get the very best for them. Our results speak for themselves but more than that, our pupils leave us equipped with the skills and character to go “above and beyond” in whatever they choose to do in the future.

What is St Clare’s School Like?

St Clare’s School Nursery, Pre-Prep, Prep, Senior School and Sixth Form is a co-educational day school for children aged 2 ½ to 18 years. Since no two children are the same and therefore our approach is to teach each and every child in the most effective way for them; we call this individualised learning. St Clare’s will always be small enough to ensure that we have a deep and valuable knowledge of every individual pupil but large enough to create meaningful communities and provide a wide and varied academic, pastoral, enrichment and extra-curricular offer.

Would St Clare’s School be suitable for my child?

In choosing St Clare’s as a school for your son or daughter you are ensuring that they are educated in a nurturing environment and will realise their full potential. Our motto is Achievement Challenge Excellence. The best way to get to know us is to join one of our virtual Open Mornings or a socially distanced private tour. We look forward to welcoming you.

Exam Performance (2018/19)

A*/A (9-7) Entries %43.5%40%
UK Rank328th208th

Admission Process

If you have any questions about our admissions process, please email our Admissions Registrar, Mrs Holly Fowlkes.

  1. 1

    Enquiry & Registration

    By October 2021

  2. 2

    Assessments & Scholarships

    By November 2021

  3. 3

    Conditional Offer

    By January 2022 (Sixth Form entry)

  4. 4

    Confirmed Offer

    August on GCSE results day (Sixth Form entry)


2020/21: All per term.

Year 7£3,784
Year 8£3,837
Year 9£3,920
Year 10£3,973
Year 11£4,015
Year 12 & 13£4,071

Scholarships and Bursaries

Each year we offer a limited number of scholarships for pupils demonstrating outstanding ability in their chosen field. Scholarships are offered for 11+ and 16+ admission. Successful pupils are rewarded with an annual amount which is deducted from their fees. If you would like more information on our scholarship programme for next academic year, please contact our Admissions Registrar by emailing

Open Days

February 2nd, 2021

Virtual Sixth Form Open Evening

February 27th, 2021

Virtual Whole School Open Morning

March 10th, 2021

Virtual GCSE Options Evening
Book your place

Key Dates


Results Day

September 2nd, 2021


September 3rd, 2021


September 6th, 2021

Autumn term begins

December 10th, 2021

End of term
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Have more Questions?

For more information, see contact details for St Clare’s School below.


Porthcawl, Bridgend, CF36 5AS