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The best secondary schools in Cardiff

Dec 15, 2021
The best secondary schools in Cardiff

As the Welsh capital, Cardiff has a strong reputation as one of the best places in the country for children to go to school. Whether you live in the heart of the city or on the outskirts of town around Bridgend or Newport, every parent wants their children to move on to a great high school at the end of their primary education. Read on as we take a closer look at five of the best secondary schools in Cardiff.

Cardiff High School

Rated not only as one of the best schools in Cardiff, but across the whole of Wales, this mixed school is invariably ranked highly by local league tables. Lying to the north of the city centre, Cardiff High School traces its roots all the way back to 1895 and has an enrolment of around 1,650, with pupils able to study from Year 7 through to sixth form.

Radyr Comprehensive School

Just a few miles to the west, Radyr Comprehensive is another of the best high schools Cardiff is home to, according to league tables. Aiming to promote its three key pillars of respect, commitment and success, the school has a capacity of around 1,300, with boys and girls able to complete their A levels before seeking higher education or employment.

Stanwell School

Recently rated among the top 10 secondary schools in Wales, Stanwell School is just over 10 miles from our sought-after Parc Fferm Wen development in the St Athan area. Lying to the south of Cardiff Bay in Penarth, the school has an excellent Estyn ranking and a huge demand for places on account of its superb exam results and attainment levels.

Bishop of Llandaff Church in Wales School

If you’re searching for a secondary school in Cardiff with Church of Wales denomination, this highly-rated institution could be for you. A couple of miles out of the city centre, the school is close to both the Danescourt and Y Tyllgoed/Fairwater train stations. With approximately 1,250 students, Bishop of Llandaff School has a large catchment area and is rated as excellent across the board by Estyn.

Y Pant School

Only a few miles from the pleasant village of Creigiau on Cardiff’s north-west outskirts, this mixed comprehensive institute is also rated as excellent by Estyn. Around 1,500 pupils attend the school, which boasts a strong attendance rate. Y Pant School caters for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18, teaching mainly in the English language but with all students taking Welsh to GCSE level at least.