Ffynone House School

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Coordinates: 51°37′08″N 3°57′40″W / 51.619°N 3.961°W / 51.619; -3.961

Ffynone House School
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Motto Excellence in Endeavour and Achievement
Type Independent
Headteacher Mr M. Boulding
Location 36 St. James’ Crescent
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Website ffynonehouseschool.co.uk

Ffynone House School is an independent secondary school in Swansea, Wales. It is situated in the Ffynone area of the city at 36 St. James Crescent.[1]

The school teaches children from age 11 to 18 (Year 7 to GCSE and A Level). Ffynone House School is managed by its Headteacher Mr Boulding, and is a charitable trust, a UK provider of day school education.


Ffynone campus is situated next to St. James’s Park in the Uplands area of Swansea.

Facilities in Ffynone House School include a learning resource centre, laboratories, gymnasium, a drama studio, a music room and two art studios in addition to two computer suites.

Classes are relatively small. All pupils follow a common curriculum considered compulsory by educational authorities up until the end of GCSE.

In addition to academic classes, pupils have access to sporting activities, together with debating, music, drama, dance as part of the curriculum and as extra-curricular activities. Some extra-curricular activities may be charged an additional fee.

Feeder Schools[edit]

Ffynone House School receives pupils from independent and state maintained schools throughout the Swansea, Carmarthenshire and Neath Port Talbot areas.

2013 exam results[edit]

In 2013, Ffynone House School received 96% A*-C pass rate at GCSE. The school received a 100% pass rate at A Level. The number of grades at grade A – C was 97%. This follows figures of 92% in 2012 and 86% in 2011. Ffynone continued to achieve a high percentage of top grades with 34% of the pupils achieving the top A*/A Grade http://www.ffynonehouseschool.co.uk/academic-results.html


Ffynone has a tradition of extra-curricular sporting activities. Sports include table tennis, football, rugby, hockey, cross-country and gymnastics, taking place at lunch-times and after school. Fixtures against other schools, both independent and state schools, take place on a regular basis. A minority of students (although impressive for the schools overall size) gain honours at county, south Wales and National level every year.


Ffynone House School offers Chemistry, Biology and Physics as independent subjects throughout the School. Pupils from the School regularly participate in science-based competitions and have enjoyed success in the South West Wales Chemical Olympiad Competition . In 2009 the School Chemical Olympiad team came third in the UK in the Royal Society of Chemistry 'Top of the Bench' competition.[2] They continued this success with further wins, the most recent coming 7th in 2012 in the Top of The Bench Competition

The history[edit]

Ffynone House School was opened in 1973 by a Swansea Businessman Mr Marshall David. The School was a former convent school, St Winifrede's Convent School, run by nuns from 1887-1969 and throughout the Second World War.[3]

The School's motto is "Where Individuals Matter".

Previous mottos were "Non Sibi Sed Omnibus" ("Not for one's self but for all"), virtus (virtue), and "Endeavour-Achievement-Excellence".

The school was purchased by Cognita, a private schools company in 2007, but in 2012 Cognita announced it was considering closing Ffynone as it was not financially viable. However ownership of Ffynone House School was transferred back to the charitable trust that had previously operated it later in the year, and the school remains open today.[4]


Mrs A Jackson 1973-1983

Rev H Jones 1983-1984

Mr J R Thomas 1984-2004

Mrs E Jones 2004-2008

Mrs N Walker 2009-2015

Mr M Boulding 2015-present


  1. ^ Ffynone House School Swansea future under threat, BBC, 25 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Ffynone House School Website". Ffynonehouseschool.co.uk. Archived from the original on 2013-12-03. Retrieved 2013-11-15. 
  3. ^ "Ffynone House School Website". Ffynonehouseschool.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-11-15. 
  4. ^ max 4000 characters (2012-03-31). "Parents' joy as independent school's future is secured". This is South Wales. Retrieved 2013-11-15. 

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