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

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1. 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£13,215N/A
373.5Howell's School LlandaffGirlsDay£13,779N/A
473.5St Michael's SchoolCo-edDay & Boarding£11,634£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£10,500N/A
955.9Monmouth School for BoysBoysDay & Boarding£16,275£30,852
1055.1Rougemont SchoolCo-edDay£12,531N/A
1153.2Westbourne School GlamorganCo-edDay & Boarding£13,104£35,850
1250.0Ffynone House SchoolCo-edDay£10,329N/A
1343.5St Clare’s SchoolCo-edDay£11,352N/A
1442.3Myddelton CollegeCo-edDay & Boarding£12,000£33,000
1541.3Christ CollegeCo-edDay & Boarding£16,065£22,401
1636.1Rydal Penrhos SchoolCo-edDay & Boarding£14,700£28,500
1723.0Llandovery CollegeCo-edDay & Boarding£12,450£21,297
1818.6St David's CollegeCo-edDay & Boarding£15,390£28,440

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3. Best Private Schools in Wales

There are 19 independent schools in Wales that publicly release exam results data.

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

  1. Cardiff Sixth Form College (83.9% A*/A)
  2. St John's College (Cardiff) (80.3% A*/A)
  3. St Michael's School (73.5% A*/A)
  4. Howell's School Llandaff (73.5% A*/A)
  5. Ruthin School (70.6% A*/A)

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

  1. Cardiff Sixth Form College (90.3% A*/A)
  2. Ruthin School (82% A*/A)
  3. Cardiff Academy (74% A*/A)
  4. St Michael's School (73.5% A*/A)
  5. St John's College (Cardiff) (62.4% A*/A)

Day places in Wales range from £3,297 to £21,400 (averaging £12,448).

Boarding places in Wales range from £20,634 to £69,325 (averaging £33,813).

4. Best Boys Schools in Wales

There is only 1 independent boys school in Wales with publicly available exam data, Monmouth School for Boys.

5. Best Girls Schools in Wales

There are 2 independent girls schools in Wales with publicly available exam data, Howell's School Llandaff and Monmouth School for Girls.

6. Best Co-ed Schools in Wales

There are 16 private co-ed schools in Wales that publicly release exam results data.

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

  1. Cardiff Sixth Form College (83.9% A*/A)
  2. St John's College (Cardiff) (80.3% A*/A)
  3. St Michael's School (73.5% A*/A)
  4. Ruthin School (70.6% A*/A)
  5. Cathedral School (Llandaff) (67.9% A*/A)

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

  1. Cardiff Sixth Form College (90.3% A*/A)
  2. Ruthin School (82% A*/A)
  3. Cardiff Academy (74% A*/A)
  4. St Michael's School (73.5% A*/A)
  5. St John's College (Cardiff) (62.4% A*/A)

These schools offer day places with fees ranging from £10,329 to £21,400 (averaging £13,411) and fees for boarding places ranging from £20,634 to £44,100 (averaging £30,525).

7. Boarding Schools in Wales

Atlantic College

Cardiff Sixth Form College

Christ College

Llandovery College

Monmouth School for Boys

Monmouth School for Girls

Myddelton College

Ruthin School

Rydal Penrhos School

St David's College

St Michael's School

Westbourne School Glamorgan

8. Wales Private School Costs (Averages)

DayBoarding
Overall£12,448£33,813
Boys£16,275£30,852
Girls£15,027£30,852
Co-Ed£13,406£30,525