UWC Atlantic College A GSG School
- UWC Atlantic College
St Donat's Castle
Vale of Glamorgan
- Head: Mr John Walmsley
- 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...'
Since 2011, Mr John Walmsley BSc PGCE. Previously head of Sidcot School; before that, assistant head at Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School in Canterbury, preceded by department head posts at Budmouth School in Weymouth, Greengates School in Mexico City and Churchill School in Somerset. Educated at one of the first comprehensives in East Yorkshire, his first love and degree subject (at Leeds) was geology, though niche standing on the...