St John’s College, Key Information for Parents

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St John’s College is an Independent Day School for girls and boys from nursery through to sixth form. It is considered to be one of the best Independent Day schools in Wales and is linked closely to the Metropolitan Cathedral, acting as the choir school to the Cathedral. The school’s ethos is closely linked to its Roman Catholic Christianity roots and focuses on achievement, friendship and faith throughout every aspect of its interactions and teaching.

Entrance to the school is based on evaluations of the children’s academic potential and social awareness. Children also undergo Cognitive Attainment Tests and are required to embrace the school’s ethos.

The school is based in Cardiff and has easy access to both the A48 and M4. It also runs an extensive school bus service that covers Cardiff, Newport and the Vale. There are also further routes that aim to support families close to Porthcawl and Bridgend.

Pupil Age Range 3 to 18
Boys or Girls Co-Educational
Number of Pupils 482
Day Fees Per Year £13,000
Boarding Fees Per Year N/A
6th Form Yes
Year Founded 1987
Nearest Airport Cardiff
Religious Ethos Christian
Nearby School: Kings Monkton
Nearby School: Howell’s
Area: All Welsh Independent Schools


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