St John's College, Cardiff

Cardiff, United Kingdom

Location: Cardiff, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 3 - 18 years

About St John's College, Cardiff

St John’s College, Cardiff, is an independent, co-educational day school for children aged 3-18. It is the choir school to Cardiff’s Metropolitan Cathedral and is a Catholic school with 466 pupils on its roll. It is situated in Old St Mellons, three miles outside of central Cardiff. Admission is normally granted subject to mutual compatibility. 

St John’s College provides the girls and boys choristers for weekly services, two annual concerts at Cardiff’s St David’s Hall and concert tours across continental Europe. The Archbishop of Cardiff is its patron, while the Dean of the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Parish Priest are regular visitors. There is a formal link with the Cathedral Choral Foundation in the provision of choristers and music staff for the Cathedral Choir.  

The school is split into four sections: nursery and infant, junior school, senior school and sixth form. 


Shaun Moody (Acting Headmaster) 

Values and vision

The aim of St John’s College is to assist pupils to develop their full potential in every area of their school life, and to help them become kind and respectful. St John’s College is a Christian community within the Roman Catholic tradition. Values of kindness, care, gentleness and working hard to do one’s best are shared by the entire community of pupils, staff and parents. 

Estyn inspection report 

“Pupils achieve very high standards across the school. At key stage 4 and post-16, the school’s performance in public examinations is outstanding when compared with that of other schools both in the maintained and independent sectors.” 

View St John’s College's latest Estyn report

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Address: College Green, William Nicholls Drive, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF3 5YX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 29 2077 8936