Llanishen High School

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Coordinates: 51°31′55″N 3°11′13″W / 51.532°N 3.187°W / 51.532; -3.187

Llanishen High School
Motto We believe that all can succeed (Welsh: Credwn y gall pob llwyddo)
Established 1969
Headteacher Miss Sarah Parry
Assistant Headteachers Mr V Brown/Mr L Humphreys
Location Heol Hir
CF14 5YL
Local authority Cardiff
Students 1,700 approx
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16-18
Colours Black and Blue
Website Llanishen High School

Llanishen High School (Welsh: Ysgol Uwchradd Llanisien) is an English speaking-medium secondary school based in Llanishen, Cardiff, Wales and has approximately 1700 students, making it the largest single-site secondary school in Cardiff. It also has a sixth form college for 16-18 year olds.

School buildings[edit]

Much of the school was built during the 1950s, but some buildings (the new Science block for example) were built in later decades. The School has a hockey pitch, basketball court, indoor tennis courts, fields for athletics/cricket/football and rugby and enters teams in a variety of competitions - usually competing against local schools. A new D.T. block has been built. The LRC (Learning Resource Centre/Library) and Sports Hall have been renovated.


The School has a student council formed in mid-2006. This council consists of two students from each year from 7-11 voted in by the whole year.

The council has been proved a success in having key input in developing several areas of the school. Examples of this include; new bike racks, re-development of the West-Wing corridor area, improving canteen food through the newly found SNACK committee. Current projects include a revamp of the school website, re-development of the East-Wing corridor area and improving the schools Quad area.

Recently, the council have formed a partnership with Sainsbury's in Thornhill, Cardiff. The superstore provides sponsorship to the newly produced school newspaper and offers cash prizes for several competitions run by the school.


LHTV is a small TV Station based at the school. It has produced films on Bullying, Uniform, the Climate change problems facing the Welsh valleys and one about "Transition" from Year 6 to Year 7, i.e. the move from primary school to high school. The station was involved in an award won at the European Languages Awards 2007 when the Modern Foreign Languages Department won the award for the best "Foreign Language Film".

The station also films the annual European Day of Languages held in Cardiff every year which the school itself runs.


The school has teams participating in local, regional and national competitions in a variety of sports. The school enjoys particular success in rugby, with the First XV Boys rugby team winning the Welsh Cup in 2014, 2015 and 2016, as well as reaching the final in 2011.

Notable former pupils[edit]


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