Coleg Llanymddyfri


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SA20 0EE
+44 (0)1550 723000
4 - 11
4 1 1 2 3 4
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Day, Weekly and Full boarding
Boarding Type
Day Fees Per Term

School Description

Llandovery College is a co-educational independent boarding and day school that was established in 1848. It is situated in the town of Llandovery in Carmarthenshire. The school caters for pupils aged from four to 18 years. The preparatory section, for pupils aged from four to 11 years, and the secondary section of the school are housed in separate buildings on the same site. There are currently 294 pupils on roll. These include 69 pupils in the preparatory school. In the secondary school, there are 225 pupils, including 80 sixth form students. Almost two-thirds of pupils are boys although the proportion varies between different age groups. Most pupils come from the wider local area stretching from Llanelli, Ammanford and Lampeter into Carmarthenshire and towards Pembrokeshire. A minority of boarders are drawn from the rest of Wales, other parts of the United Kingdom and overseas. About 6% of pupils, almost all of whom are in the secondary school, are from minority-ethnic backgrounds. A very few pupils, largely in key stage 3 and key stage 4, speak English as an additional language. Slightly fewer than 8% of pupils in the preparatory school, and around 6% of pupils in the secondary school, speak Welsh as a first language or to an equivalent standard. There are 49 pupils on the school’s register of pupils with special educational needs. Most of these pupils have specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia and dyspraxia. No pupil has a statement of special educational needs. The preparatory school considers the admission of pupils through the use of national standardised tests. Pupils wishing to enter the secondary school are assessed in English, mathematics and non-verbal reasoning. Pupils wishing to be admitted to Year 9 and Year 10 are expected to be capable of gaining at least eight GCSEs at grade C or above. Students admitted to Year 12 are expected to have gained six or more GCSE passes at grades C or above. Lessons are in English. The school teaches Welsh as a second language to all year groups in the preparatory school. In the secondary school, Welsh is taught as a first and second language in Year 7 and Year 8, and is offered as an option to pupils in Year 9 to Year 13. The school was last inspected in October 2006. The current warden (headteacher) was appointed in April 2012. Following liquidation procedures in July 2012, a new Board of Governors was established to replace the previous Board of Trustees. Because of the legalities of liquidation no member of the previous Board of Trustees is involved in the new company. It is only in the last few months that the membership, structure and terms of reference of the new Board of Governors and its sub committees have been finalised.

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