Bishop of Llandaff Church in Wales High School
|Motto||"Faith in Education"|
|DfE URN||401889 Tables|
|Staff||160 (75 teachers; 85 support staff)|
|Houses||4 – St John (red), St Paul (yellow), St Teilo (green), St David (blue).|
|Website||The Bishop of Llandaff High School Website|
The Bishop of Llandaff High School (Welsh: Ysgol Uwchradd yr Eglwys yng Nghymru Esgob Llandaf) is a Church in Wales, Christian faith comprehensive school in the Llandaff area of Cardiff, Wales. The school admits both male and female students aged 11 to 18, from Cardiff and surrounding areas such as Vale of Glamorgan, Pontypridd and Bridgend. While the school is supported and partially controlled by the Church in Wales, it includes students from other Christian denominations.
Over the last three years, examination performance at all levels has been very high. In August 2016, students and staff at the school recorded record-breaking GCSE and A level results for the second year in a row. The school recorded its best sixth form performance with 64% of grades at A*-B and 86% at A*-C. All students achieved the level 3 threshold (2 or more A levels at A*-E). The following week, the school celebrated record GCSE outcomes with 99% of students achieving 5 or more A*-C grades, with 89% of students including English and mathematics (the highest Church school performance in Wales). Nearly 40% of all grades were at A*-A. Performances in English, mathematics and all three sciences were very strong at both A*-C and A*-A.
There are four school houses used within the school. These are: St David, St John, St Telio and St Paul. The houses are colour-coded as well. St David is blue, St John is red, St Telio is green and St Paul is yellow. Every student and teacher is placed into one of the house and compete in a range of events/activities to help win the annual house shield. In October 2016, the school commissioned a company to design shields for each of the houses, which students and staff can wear as part of their uniform.
The Marion Centre
The Marion Centre is a specialist resource base at The Bishop of Llandaff for students with Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC). The Centre officially opened in September 2009 and currently supports up to 48 students with ASC from the Cardiff area. The school, with funding from Cardiff Local Authority and Welsh Government built a more permanent building at the cost of £4.8 million in 2012. In addition, to increase opportunities for sport, £1.5million has been spent building a new 3G Astroturf, a new rugby pitch and fitness suite.
Notable former students
- Jonathan Morgan Welsh Conservative AM for Cardiff North
- Sarah Loosemore Tennis player
- Ann Main, Member of Parliament for St Alban's
- Robert Keith Newton Archdeacon of Ballarat, Archdeacon of La Trobe, Vicar Holy Trinity Kew Australia