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County Hall
Atlantic Wharf
South Glamorgan
CF10 4UW

Website: Cardiff Council


Telephone: 029 2087 2087

Visit Cardiff Council for State Primary School admission information for pupils starting at either:

  • A Primary or First school at the beginning of the reception year
  • A Junior school at the beginning of Year 3

Or Secondary State School admissions for pupils starting at either:

  • a Secondary school at the beginning of Year 7
  • an Upper school at the beginning of Year 9

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Schools in Cardiff Council

Primary State Schools

Eastern High School, Quarry Hill, Newport Road, Rumney, Cardiff, CF3 3XG. A state school for boys and girls.

Pontprennau Primary School, Heol Pontprennau, Cardiff (Caerdydd), CF23 8LL. A state school for boys and girls.

Howardian Primary School, Hammond Way, Pen-Y-Lan, Cardiff (Caerdydd), CF23 9NB. A state school for boys and girls.

Ummul Mumineen Academy, 142 Penarth Road, Cardiff (Caerdydd), CF11 6NJ. A state school for boys and girls.

Cardiff Montessori School, 55 Fairwater Road, Llandaff, Cardiff (Caerdydd), CF5 2LF. A state school for boys and girls.

Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Hamadryad, C/O Ninian Park Primary, Virgil Street, Grangetown, CF11 8TF. A state school for boys and girls.

Secondary State Schools

Cardiff West Community High School, Michaelston Road, Ely, Cardiff (Caerdydd), CF5 4SX. A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 19.

Independent Schools

Howell's School, Llandaff,, Cardiff Road, Llandaff, Cardiff, CF5 2YD. An independent school for girls aged from 3 to 18.

Cardiff Sixth Form College, 1-3 Trinity Court, 21 - 27 Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 0AA. An independent school for boys and girls aged from 16 to 18.

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