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Llandovery College

Address: Llandovery, SA20 0EE,
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Description Llandovery College

  • Students age: 3 to 18 years
  • Location: Llandovery, Wales
  • Language: English
  • Total number of students: 320 people
  • Type of studying: mixed
  • Form of study: full-time and boarding.

Llandovery College is a small private boarding school that operates a mixed education program for children aged 9 to 18 years. This is one of the oldest, most prestigious and respected institutions in Wales - Llandovery College was founded in 1847. It is located in the picturesque town of Llandovery in the national park: there is amazing clean air, spectacular views of nature and a wonderful variety of plants, while getting to bustling metropolitan London is only 3 hours by car. The school is famous for its tranquility, small size and coziness: it helps pupils to focus more on studying, to fully reveal their talents and capabilities, creative, academic and sports potential. The total number of students is 340 people.

The principal of the school is Guy Eiling, an experienced professional and Master of Arts.

Llandovery College is rightly proud of the successes of its alumni and pupils, many of whom have become well-known experts in their field and have received worldwide recognition:

  • Gwilym Owen Williams, Bishop
  • Ernest Jones, neuropathologist, psychoanalyst and official biographer of Sigmund Freud
  • Alfred George Edwards, archbishop
  • Vivian Jenkins, rugby player
  • Gwyn Jones, rugby player
  • Llivarch Reynolds, scientist
  • Ivan Davis, Rugby player
  • Deyen Hopkin, historian
  • Professor Peter Warren, archaeologist
  • Alan Win Jones, rugby player
  • Glyn Mathias, political news editor on independent television and editor of the BBC
  • Hugh Seredig, actor
  • Cliff Jones, rugby player
  • Rod Richards, politician
  • Liouveline Williams, politician
  • Dill Jones, jazz pianist
  • Jeff Evans, rugby player

The school day starts at 8:30 with a general meeting, followed by 5 academic sessions (on Saturday there are only 3 of them), each lasting 55 minutes. After lunch, you can practice at a club or a mug on interests, visit an art studio or go in for sports, and after 16:00 for children there are various interesting extra-curricular activities. On Wednesdays, students are engaged only in the first half of the day, before lunch.

Academic successes of Llandovery College graduates eloquently prove the effectiveness of schooling:

  • According to the results of the A-level, 64% of the students received scores from A* to B, of which 30: - from A * to A and 10% - A*
  • According to the results of the GCSE exam, 84.8% of students received scores from A to C: 36% of them are A * -A, 60% - A * to B.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Llandovery College

Program name
from 9 063 £ / term

Brief information: an educational program of GCSE is designed for international students. This course provides an opportunity to obtain a prestigious certificate of general secondary education. In total 9 directions and disciplines are studied. 

Compulsory subjects are:

  • English and Literature;
  • Physics;
  • Mathematics;
  • Chemistry;
  • Biology.

Additionally, each student chooses 3 elective disciplines, relying on own interests and abilities, as well as the requirements of the future university and profession.

List of optional subjects to study:

  • Welsh language;
  • Computer science;
  • Physical education and sport;
  • Theater and drama;
  • Business science;
  • Visual arts;
  • Foreign language;
  • Music art;
  • Computer science;
  • Art and design;
  • Religious studies;
  • Design and technology;
  • History.
from 9 450 £ / term

Quick overview: effective course of in-depth study of subjects, is designed for two years. A complex program makes it possible to enter the chosen university in the future without any difficulty. International students rely not only on their own interests and inclinations, but also on the requirements of the chosen institution, the specific character of the future profession. 

The subjects that are available for study are divided into thematic blocks - to observe the academic balance it is recommended to choose the directions from each:

  • Mathematics, music, physical education and sports;
  • Welsh or second foreign language, chemistry, design and art, psychology;
  • Theater and drama, photography, biology, economics, advanced mathematics course;
  • History, physics, technology and design, French;
  • Spanish language, English literature, business, geography, religious studies.

Accommodation and food

The guest house is available for children from 7 years old and up. For pupils prepared cozy separate residences for 24-43 people (boys live separately from girls: two men's houses and one female) with rooms for 3-5 people, high school students can count on 1-2-bedroom bedrooms. Each Llandovery College residence includes a comfortable common living room for relaxation, a computer room and student kitchens where you can prepare light snacks, and have a cup of tea or coffee. Also two cottages for full-time students are prepared, who after school go home and do not spend the night on campus.

Llandovery College also employs educators and their families: all this creates a warm, family atmosphere, the students feel cohesion and belonging to the same collective.

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: chemistry, computer techologies, design and technology, drama, English, English literature, exact sciences, geography, history, maths, modern languages, music, musical art, physical Culture, physics, Religious Sciences, Theatrical art
Events list: Athletics, basketball, cricket, dancing, fencing, fitness, netball, rugby, shooting, tennis

Events Llandovery College

Sports are given a lot of attention: traditionally the most popular are cricket, rugby, hockey and netball. School teams regularly perform at regional, national and international competitions, showing impressive results and taking prizes. There is also an opportunity to practice the following sports:

  • Swimming
  • Basketball
  • Exercises with the bar and weights
  • Cross-country running
  • Fitness
  • Golf
  • Football
  • Dances
  • Track and field athletics
  • Fencing
  • Squash
  • Aerobics
  • Badminton
  • Tennis
  • Gymnastics.

Strong partnerships are maintained with many professional sports clubs, which gives students the opportunity to travel to coaching with professional instructors and experienced professionals.

In the second half of the day there are many clubs, sections and circles of interest: classes are mandatory, but the student can choose the type of employment for himself - to reveal their talents, abilities, potential, to find like-minded people. Each semester is changing - teachers recommend combining physical activity with additional sections of art. The list of electives is quite extensive and diverse:

  • French
  • Art
  • Sign language
  • Christian union
  • Theater and drama
  • Polyphonic club
  • Chess
  • Music
  • Sports sections
  • Mathematical club
  • Books and literature and etc.


  • Close, increased attention to academic achievement - this helps students to learn more diligently and then to go to the most prestigious and ranking colleges and universities. According to statistics, the results of teaching students almost double the average for the country!
  • Safe, comfortable, cozy campus, perfectly equipped for living, learning and leisure;
  • Excellent technical equipment, the latest multimedia equipment, constant access to the Internet and Skype is provided;
  • Approach to each student, the desire to discover unique talents and abilities;
  • A large number of clubs on interests, sections and opportunities for sport development are created;
  • Intensive and interesting program of extra-curricular leisure, especially on weekends;
  • The ability to learn Chinese as an element of the general curriculum (lessons are taught by the native speaker);
  • Supportive English language courses for foreign students.

Equipment Llandovery College

There are more than 45 acres of area for games and sports here:

  • Numerous fields and playgrounds, which can be practiced all year round and in any weather;
  • Modern climbing wall;
  • Functional gym;
  • Professional rugby field;
  • Spacious pool;
  • Golf course on 9 holes.

Nearby there is the equestrian club, where pupils can master competitions and horseback riding. The services of the students are provided by a large library, which funds include more than 4000 electronic and printed sources (there is access to wireless Internet). The medical aid center works around the clock.

Term dates and fees

The school year in Llandovery College is traditionally divided into 3 semesters. Tuition fees depends on the chosen level of study and the age of the students.Tuition fee already includes:

  • Studying on the program
  • Accommodation and meals (full board).

Some services are paid additionally:

  • Supporting English language course
  • Round trip air tickets
  • Round trip
  • Visa fees and services
  • Curatorial assistance and support
  • Guardianship.

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

  • Recommendations from a previous school;
  • Report card with grades;
  • Passing math and english exams;
  • Personal interview with Llandovery College employee.


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Llandovery College reviews

This is an awful independent school and I would not recommend it to anyone. The description they have written about Llandovery College, does not reflect what they actually are or do. Buildings are old and damp, dorms are smelly and infested with rats, food is horrific and the school kitchen has some seriously concerning flaws regarding hygiene and safety. Nonetheless, food is inedible! The number of pupils with special needs is overwhelming and they have no facilities and teaching assistants to cater for such a disproportionate number. Most teachers are unqualified and there are some horrific stories about the place regarding safeguarding issues. Turnover of staff is unbelievably high and consequently, there is no continuity in your children’s education. On the other hand, amongst the few positive things, there is virtually no issues with bullying and it is a relatively safe environment. Perhaps because of it’s remote location. However, do not waste your money like I did by sending your children to Llandovery College. There are far better independent schools in the area like St Mike’s and Christ Coll. Perhaps you may want to consider those before wasting your money by sending your children to Llandovery College.

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- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
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- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
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