Best Private Schools in Wales - Co-Ed, Boys, Girls

Wales Independent School League Table 2018/19

*Only Welsh schools which have standardised exam results data published publicly.

GCSE RankA*/ A%SchoolGenderDay / BoardingDay FeesBoarding Fees
183.9Cardiff Sixth Form CollegeCo-edDay & Boarding£21,400£44,100
280.3St John's College (Cardiff)Co-edDay£11,451N/A
373.5Howell's School LlandaffGirlsDay£13,779N/A
473.5St Michael's SchoolCo-edDay & Boarding£11,868£20,634
570.6Ruthin SchoolCo-edDay & Boarding£13,000£40,500
667.9Cathedral School (Llandaff)Co-edDay£13,413N/A
765.5Monmouth School for GirlsGirlsDay & Boarding£16,275£30,852
861.3St Gerards SchoolCo-edDay£10,815N/A
955.9Monmouth School for BoysBoysDay & Boarding£16,275£30,852
1055.1Rougemont SchoolCo-edDay£12,906N/A
1153.2Westbourne School GlamorganCo-edDay & Boarding£13,104£35,850
1250.0Ffynone House SchoolCo-edDay£11,280N/A
1343.5St Clare’s SchoolFeaturedCo-edDay£11,352N/A
1442.3Myddelton CollegeCo-edDay & Boarding£12,000£19,500
1541.3Christ CollegeCo-edDay & Boarding£16,227£23,970
1636.1Rydal Penrhos SchoolCo-edDay & Boarding£13,800£34,500
1723.0Llandovery CollegeCo-edDay & Boarding£12,450£21,297
1818.6St David's CollegeCo-edDay & Boarding£15,705£29,010

Best Private Schools in Wales

FEATURED
St Clare’s School Logo
Location
Porthcawl, Bridgend, CF36 5AS
Gender:
Co-ed
School Type:
Day
Annual Fees:
£11,352
Learn More
FEATURED
Kings Monkton School Logo
Location
6 West Grove, Cardiff, CF24 3XL
Gender:
Co-ed
School Type:
Day
Annual Fees:
£14,052
Learn More
FEATURED
Cardiff Academy Logo
Location
Roath, Cardiff, CF24 3AB
Gender:
Co-ed
School Type:
Day
Annual Fees:
£13,500
Learn More

Best Private Schools by GCSE Results

The top performing schools academically for GCSE are (in order):

  1. Location1 - 3 Trinity Court, 21-27 Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 0AAGCSE A*/A: 83.9%
  2. LocationNewport Road, Cardiff, CF3 5YXGCSE A*/A: 80.3%
  3. LocationPen y Bryn, Llanelli, SA14 9TUGCSE A*/A: 73.5%
  4. LocationCardiff Road, Cardiff, CF5 2YDGCSE A*/A: 73.5%
  5. LocationMold Road, Ruthin, LL15 1EEGCSE A*/A: 70.6%

Best Private Schools by A-Level Results

The top performing schools academically for A-Level are (in order):

  1. Location1 - 3 Trinity Court, 21-27 Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 0AAA-Level A*/A: 90.3%
  2. LocationMold Road, Ruthin, LL15 1EEA-Level A*/A: 82%
  3. LocationRoath, Cardiff, CF24 3ABA-Level A*/A: 74%
  4. LocationPen y Bryn, Llanelli, SA14 9TUA-Level A*/A: 73.5%
  5. LocationNewport Road, Cardiff, CF3 5YXA-Level A*/A: 62.4%
FromToAveraging
Day Places£3,297£21,400£12,393
Boarding Places£19,500£69,325£33,366

Best Boys Schools in Wales

There is only 1 independent boys school in Wales, Monmouth School for Boys. This school publicly releases their exam data (standard UK examination system i.e. GCSE / A-Level).

For 2018/19, 55.9% of the school's GCSE entries were A*/A and 40.3% for A-Level. This school offers day (£16,275) and boarding places (£30,852).

GCSE

  1. LocationAlmshouse Street, Monmouth, NP25 3XPGCSE A*/A: 55.9%

A-Level

  1. LocationAlmshouse Street, Monmouth, NP25 3XPA-Level A*/A: 40.3%
FromToAveraging
Day Places£16,275£16,275£16,275
Boarding Places£30,852£30,852£30,852

Best Girls Schools in Wales

There are 2 independent girls schools in Wales, Howell's School Llandaff and Monmouth School for Girls. Both schools publicly release their exam data (standard UK examination system i.e. GCSE / A-Level).

Best Private Girls Schools by GCSE Results

The top performing girls schools academically for GCSE are (in order):

  1. LocationCardiff Road, Cardiff, CF5 2YDGCSE A*/A: 73.5%
  2. LocationHereford Road, Monmouth, NP25 5XTGCSE A*/A: 65.5%

Best Private Girls Schools by A-Level Results

The top performing girls schools academically for A-Level are (in order):

  1. LocationCardiff Road, Cardiff, CF5 2YDA-Level A*/A: 52.3%
  2. LocationHereford Road, Monmouth, NP25 5XTA-Level A*/A: 39.7%
FromToAveraging
Day Places£13,779£16,275£15,027
Boarding Places£30,852£30,852£30,852

Best Co-ed Schools in Wales

FEATURED
St Clare’s School Logo
Location
Porthcawl, Bridgend, CF36 5AS
Gender:
Co-ed
School Type:
Day
Annual Fees:
£11,352
Learn More
FEATURED
Kings Monkton School Logo
Location
6 West Grove, Cardiff, CF24 3XL
Gender:
Co-ed
School Type:
Day
Annual Fees:
£14,052
Learn More
FEATURED
Cardiff Academy Logo
Location
Roath, Cardiff, CF24 3AB
Gender:
Co-ed
School Type:
Day
Annual Fees:
£13,500
Learn More

Best Co-Ed Schools by GCSE Results

The top performing private co-ed schools academically for GCSE are (in order):

  1. Location1 - 3 Trinity Court, 21-27 Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 0AAGCSE A*/A: 83.9%
  2. LocationNewport Road, Cardiff, CF3 5YXGCSE A*/A: 80.3%
  3. LocationPen y Bryn, Llanelli, SA14 9TUGCSE A*/A: 73.5%
  4. LocationMold Road, Ruthin, LL15 1EEGCSE A*/A: 70.6%
  5. LocationCardiff Road, Cardiff, CF5 2YHGCSE A*/A: 67.9%

Best Co-Ed Schools by A-Level Results

The top performing private co-ed schools academically for A-Level are (in order):

  1. Location1 - 3 Trinity Court, 21-27 Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 0AAA-Level A*/A: 90.3%
  2. LocationMold Road, Ruthin, LL15 1EEA-Level A*/A: 82%
  3. LocationRoath, Cardiff, CF24 3ABA-Level A*/A: 74%
  4. LocationPen y Bryn, Llanelli, SA14 9TUA-Level A*/A: 73.5%
  5. LocationNewport Road, Cardiff, CF3 5YXA-Level A*/A: 62.4%

These schools offer places with fees that you can see in the table.

FromToAveraging
Day Places£3,297£21,400£11,957
Boarding Places£19,500£69,325£33,869

Boarding Schools in Wales

  1. LocationSt Donats, Llantwit Major, CF61 1WF
  2. Location1 - 3 Trinity Court, 21-27 Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 0AA
  3. LocationBridge Street, Brecon, LD3 8AF
  4. LocationQueensway, Llandovery, SA20 0EE

Wales Private School Costs (Averages)

DayBoarding
Overall£12,393£33,366
Boys£16,275£30,852
Girls£15,027£30,852
Co-Ed£13,385£29,929