UWC Atlantic College A GSG School
- UWC Atlantic College
St Donat's Castle
Vale of Glamorgan
- Head: Mr Gerry Holden
- T 01446 799000
- F 01446 799013
- E jan.bishop@atl…ticcollege.org
- W www.atlanticcollege.org
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 15 to 18
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: The Vale of Glamorgan
- Pupils: 370
- Religion: Not Applicable
- Fees: Boarding £28,105 pa
- Open days: October and January
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
What The Good Schools Guide says..
At its best (which is much of the time), diploma activities feed back into lessons, making for a buzzy classroom atmosphere where passionate debate is a way of life. There’s nothing like hearing about refugees’ experiences, then discussing them back...
What the school says...
The founding college of a global education movement (UWC), UWC Atlantic College is an international residential college for 16 - 18 year olds, located in a 12th Century Castle on the South Wales coast. 350 students from 90 different countries benefit from a world-class International Baccalaureate educational experience. UWC Atlantic College is committed to making education 'a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future'. The college was one of the first schools in the world to offer the IB and was involved in the development of the diploma. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide saysAt its best (which is much of the time), diploma activities feed back into lessons, making for a buzzy classroom atmosphere where passionate debate is a way of life. There’s nothing like hearing about refugees’ experiences, then discussing them back at base, to add bite to economics or geography lessons, says principal. ‘Makes it much more interesting and stimulating. I think it affects their exam grades, too...'
Having left Dover College in December 2015 to set up his own consultancy business Staying Ahead, Gerry Holden spent two months enjoying semi-retired serendipity, before he was catapulted into the position of caretaker principal at Atlantic College in March 2015. During this period he has presided over the building a new sports hall, the College’s first full Estyn [Welsh] inspection and introduced the idea of a pre-university house,...