Explore Cathedral School


At the Cathedral School, nurtured by our Christian values, we make sure that each child is able to find what they can excel at. We encourage them to search out opportunity, not waiting for it to come knocking. Our wide range of opportunities develop confidence, allowing each child to find what they excel at. From there the sky is the limit.

We provide pupils with as many and varied opportunities as possible so that the seeds of enthusiasm, playfulness and confidence can be planted and nurtured. 

Girls and boys have the opportunity to study, play, perform and grow together. We cherish the immense benefits of co-education. All pupils have the same opportunities in academic study, in music (including becoming Cathedral choristers) and in sport and other activities. Girls and boys have equal representation in leadership positions and opportunities to participate in sport, music, art and drama, as well as in the various subjects of the curriculum. All pupils are encouraged to represent their House in a variety of activities, and to learn team work and collegiality through doing so. There are opportunities for pupils whatever their temperament, interests and abilities.

From debating in the Senedd to competing in House competitions, from performing in the Wales Millennium Centre to singing in care homes, my children have had so many positive experiences at school and they definitely feel very lucky and proud to say they attend CSL.” A CSL parent

Sport is important as a key to health and fitness, a means of learning team work and fair play, and a route to developing pupils' and students’ confidence and self-esteem. We take great pride in the performance of our pupils in the sporting arena, where we learn how to play, how to win and, just as valuable a lesson, how to lose graciously. Learn more

Music here is outstanding; boy and girl choristers lead choral worship in Llandaff Cathedral; two thirds of pupils overall learn an instrument, whilst over 70% of Junior pupils have instrumental lessons. All conventional orchestral instruments are taught, with over 200 pupils learning the piano. Enriching our instrumental and vocal tuition, we have over 30 different instrumental and choral ensembles rehearsing weekly, culminating with our Senior Chamber Choir of 90 voices. Learn more

In Drama, pupils develop confidence and creativity. Regular performances drawn from different genres develop pupils' and students’ skills in performance as well as their understanding of literature and technical theatre skills. Learn more

Art is explored to a very high standard and through a variety of media, supported by regular visits and projects with artists in residence. Pupils produce art both for enjoyment and for exhibition, learning to see the world through different eyes and with the patience needed to produce work of technical quality. Learn more

To discover more about what makes the Cathedral School such a dynamic place of learning, join us at our next open day. To register, please click here

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