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Masses of fun, laughter and cake make the task of scholarly slog so much more palatable; everyone appears to come up with the goods without buckling under the pressure. ‘Every inch of Howell’s seems to exude care,' observed a parent....

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Howells School, Llandaff GDST, is Wales leading non-denominational, academic school for girls aged 3 to 18; boys 16-18, currently with 810 students and has a proven track record of success in public examinations. Howells School, Llandaff offers so much more than an education. Our extensive Enrichment Programmes together with our impressive Wellbeing Programmes make Howells a special place to learn and develop in an exciting, creative and thriving environment. Together with talented, dedicated teaching and support staff, wonderful young people and committed and interested parents.

We teach our students how to think and work. This starts, of course, in the Nursery with developing a childs emotional intelligence. It continues in the Junior School by talking to the children about how their brain works and in the Senior School and College by encouraging students to think about their multiple intelligences and how best to use them all in order to improve their performance. This is something we feel passionately about and will be continuing to develop in the school.

As the Principal of Howell's School, Llandaff GDST I am reminded daily, that an outstanding educational experience can ensure the best possible start to a young person's life. I am passionate about raising bursary funds at Howell's to ensure that as many young people as possible benefit from the best possible education and life chances regardless of their background

Sally Davis, Principal
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What The Good Schools Guide says

Masses of fun, laughter and cake make the task of scholarly slog so much more palatable; everyone appears to come up with the goods without buckling under the pressure. ‘Every inch of Howell’s seems to exude care,' observed a parent. Expect Welshcakes and pink branded lip salve in your goody bag - and hulking lads in the sixth form.


Since 2007, Mrs Sally Davis BSc PGCE NPQH (50s). Born and schooled in Wales, she left to read geology at Bedford College and spent several years teaching in London; her last post was director of studies at Harris City Technology College, before a wish to return to Wales and the post of deputy head at Howells coincided in 1992, a point at which she was the second youngest member of staff. Totally steeped in state education as...

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Special Education Needs

Our aim at Howell's School, Llandaff is to support the educational development of all girls within the capabilities of our resources and expertise, so they can achieve their full potential.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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