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St Davids College

Address: Wormhout Way, Llandudno LL30 1RP,
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Description St Davids College

  • Location: Llandudno, county of Conwy
  • Educational programs: KS3, GCSE, A-Level
  • Students age: 9 to 18 years
  • Type of tuition: boarding house and day form
  • Type of studying: mixed
  • Total number of students: 200.

St. David's College was established in 1965 by John Mager and today accepts children from 11 to 18 years for studying. The total number of students reaches 245 people: 176 boys and 68 girls (of which 115 are at boarding house).

St. David's College was created as a comfortable place to teach children with developmental features, with slower maturation and learning problems. The founder of the school was convinced that in ordinary schools such children do not receive the proper amount of attention and care, and founded a school in which everyone can feel special attention, warmth and support. John Mager became practically a pioneer in teaching children with slow development, he proved that this is not a disease, but only a psychological feature, and such students can also be successful students.

A personal curriculum is created for each student, which takes into account all its features, unique requests and possibilities. The school pursues a policy of simple admission, and about half of the children have the status of "difficult to learn" - despite this, the teachers manage to achieve impressive academic progress. According to statistics, graduates annually demonstrate excellent academic results:

  • GCSE - more than 80% pass on the grades from A* to C
  • A-level - 30% of the students receive the highest A* and A scores

Small classes, up to 10 people each, and a large number of individual lessons contribute to the success, which are available to all students who require a more careful and consistent explanation of the educational material that did not have time to learn the information in the main lesson.

The independent edition of The Good Schools Guide notes: "This is really a special school and a magical place where children are surrounded by care, love, and teachers are ready to fulfill their cherished dreams." St. David's College is loyal to all religious denominations, beliefs and religions - there is no official religion here, in the education of students, they rely on traditional, common Christian values.

The school is doing everything possible so that even the most modest and self-contained pupils can maximize their exposure, show their talents and abilities, freely communicate with other children and learn to interact with different people. Upon admission, the applicant must demonstrate a sufficiently high level of language knowledge (English), as there is no additional supportive course for foreign students.

The director from 2008 to the present day is Stewart Hay: a professor of electronic engineering and a great sports fan, shares interests to schoolchildren and is always ready to share his experience, advice, recommendation.

St. David's College is deservedly proud of the successes of its graduates, many of whom have become recognized professionals in their field of activity:

  • Jerry Moffatt, climber
  • Nick Elphic, sculptor
  • David Head, formerly executive director of Pepsi Australia
  • Edward Cadogan, Viscount Chelsea
  • Simeon Oakley, program manager on British television and many others.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in St Davids College

Program name
from 2 965 £ / term

About the educational program: St. David's College was one of the first to adopt the "one subject - several teachers" educational system. At school 16 highly specialized teachers are taught, three are engaged exclusively in mathematics. Each student can take individual lessons in a special center of Cadogan, located directly on campus; actively compiling a unique, personal plan of studies.

Teaching staff:

  • Teachers, who help foreign students to learn English almost at the level of the native speaker;
  • Two practicing psychologists;
  • An experienced speech therapist (for some categories of children, regular speech practices are organized, helping them gain confidence and remove the blocks in communication).

Approximately 20% of students register annually for the "More capable and talented" program: it enables potentially active and gifted children to succeed in one or more spheres.

Accommodation and food

Directly on campus David's College there were built cozy and comfortable residences for students: when settling it takes into account the age and gender of the child. At the residence there are always teachers and school staff - they monitor the observance of order, discipline, cleanliness, fully guarantee the safety of children around the clock, 24/7.

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: art, business, chemistry, Cookery, design, drama, English, French, history, Information Technology, maths, music, philosophy, physical Culture, physics, Religious Sciences, Religious studies
Events list: archery, ascent, Chorus, horseback riding

Events St Davids College

Sport and creativity play a huge role in school life. Students can develop in a variety of ways - among the most popular are:

  • Football
  • Feld hockey
  • Mountain hiking
  • Cricket
  • Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Rugby
  • Kite's starts
  • Tennis
  • Netball and etc.

Thanks to an extremely successful territorial location - between the sea coast and the mountains of the Snowdonia National Park - schoolchildren of David's College are offered the widest opportunities for outdoor activities. On Wednesday, the lessons end already at 13:10, and the rest of the time is devoted to entertainment, leisure, fascinating thematic programs and adventures. Jeep racing in the woods, skiing in Great Orme, horseback riding at The Clwydian Mountain range (mountain ridge), rock climbing lessons, canoeing or kayaking in Snowdonia are organized for kids.

Students from 14-15 years (grade 10 and above) can choose one of the sports (including extreme ones) as a personal specialization: try their hand at speleology, sailing, mountain biking or kayak alloys or a canoe. St. David's College develops a special highly effective educational program, which is completed by a week-long expedition (carried out in the summer). For example, in the past year, examples of expeditions were:

  • Sailing yacht trip across the waters of Ireland
  • Canoeing and kayaking at sea in Switzerland
  • Climbing in Switzerland

The following are planned tours and trips:

  • Surfing (Morocco)
  • Sea kayaking (Alaska)
  • SCUBA-diving (Red Sea)
  • Climbing (France)
  • Dog sledding expedition in Sweden
  • Trekking in Nepal
  • Sea kayaking in Greenland and Canada
  • Swimming in the mountain rivers (kayaks) in the Alps.

Senior students can participate in a special program and receive a prestigious British award for outstanding sporting successes - BTEC National Award in Sport (Outdoor Education).

Music, art and theaters are no less popular: according to statistics, more than 75% of students play one or more musical instruments.


  • Successful ratio of the number of teachers to students - 1: 5. This figure is two times less than in most boarding schools, helping to practice a truly attentive and individual approach;
  • Possibility to prepare for admission to the chosen university, even from among the most prestigious and ranking ones. According to statistics, most students choose engineering and technical directions;
  • Excellent academic performance, high quality academic programs, the balance of the curriculum;
  • Excellent technical equipment, active use of the latest methods and technologies.

Equipment St Davids College

St. David's College is well equipped: on campus there is everything you need for quality and comfortable learning, leisure and recreation. Modern educational buildings and comfortable residences are equipped, a large sports complex and a spacious swimming pool, various fields and playgrounds for sports and tennis courts are opened. There is own theatrical studio and a class of fine arts, a modern photolaboratory, a climbing wall and a shooting gallery.

Term dates and fees

The tuition fee (boarding house) from 6th to 12th grade ranges.

Some services are paid additionally:

  • Registration fee
  • Deposit confirming the place in the school (returned)
  • Examination boards
  • School uniform
  • Contribution to the development of the school
  • Additional academic studies And individual lessons
  • Additional excursions and extracurricular activities
  • Membership in the School Association
  • Transfer in both directions (the cost depends on the airport)
  • Guardianship
  • Visa fees and services
  • Courier delivery DHL visa invitation
  • Medical insurance.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 50 GBP
  • Deposit for a course/programme 500 GBP

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

Requirements for applicants may vary depending on the age of the student and the specifics of the curriculum to which he applies.


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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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