Cardiff Sixth Form College
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

16 - 19
Not Rated

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5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
Top grades at GCSE (9-7)
Top grades at A level (A*/A)
Day and Full Boarding
Boarding Type
Day Fees Per Term
1 – 3 Trinity Court
21-27 Newport Road
CF24 0AA
029204 93121

School Description

Cardiff Sixth Form College is a coeducational boarding school for pupils aged 14 to 19 years. It is a multi-cultural teaching environment, with pupils from over 30 different nationalities studying there. The school is situated near Cardiff city centre in leased premises. The school is registered to accept up to 380 pupils, and there are currently 372 pupils on roll. Many of these pupils are boarders and many are above statutory school age. The school applied for inclusion on the Welsh Government list of independent schools to provide additional learning provision for pupils with specific learning needs, namely: dyslexia, dyscalculia and dyspraxia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In addition, the school has provision for pupils with autistic spectrum conditions, physical impairments and medical conditions. At the time of the inspection, there are no pupils on roll in receipt of public funding. The school has provided full or partial scholarships for a few pupils. Since the follow up to registration visit in 2019, there has been a significant increase in the number of pupils of compulsory school age attending the school, from less than 20 to around 80. In addition, the leadership of the school has been restructured. The principal joined Cardiff Sixth Form College as headteacher in 2020 and was appointed principal in spring 2023. At the time of the inspection, Year 12 and Year 13 pupils were sitting mock examinations and inspectors were therefore unable to observe any of their taught lessons. This is the school’s first core inspection. 2 A report on Cardiff Sixth Form College November 2023 Summary Pupils at Cardiff Sixth Form College achieve exceptionally high public examination results and progress onto highly competitive courses at universities, both in the UK and globally. The school has strong leadership that oversees the implementation of an appropriate curriculum, highly effective teaching, and strong pastoral care. The school meets all of the Independent School Standards (Wales) 2003 to maintain its registration.

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