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15:23 PM - 18 Apr 2019

We hope all students, staff and families are having a restful and enjoyable Easter. We look forward to welcoming students back on Monday 29th April (Week A)

16:13 PM - 11 Apr 2019

Our Spring edition of The Mitre is now available to view. Thank you to everyone who contributed https://t.co/19Bysy2qON

13:13 PM - 11 Apr 2019

Congratulations to Nathanael (Year 9). who ranked 71st overall, 2nd (Welsh) and 9th (UK) in the Challenge Wratislavia International Fencing Competition. We are very proud of this fantastic achievement and wish Nathanael luck in the British Youth Championships in May

16:06 PM - 8 Apr 2019

The Governing Body wishes to confirm it's Partnership with Caldicot School, Monmouthshire. This will commence in June 2019. Please see the link below for details https://t.co/j1BJMlp8Ui

14:50 PM - 8 Apr 2019

Thursday 11th April is our annual Eisteddfod and will be a non-uniform day. Students and staff are encouraged to wear their house colours

08:39 AM - 5 Apr 2019

Reminder: Friday 12th April is our last day before the Easter holidays and the main school/Marion Centre finishes at 1.30pm/12.45pm

08:36 AM - 5 Apr 2019

Our Year 7 Parents' Evening is on Wednesday 10th April from 3.20pm. We look forward to welcoming all parents/carers

10:49 AM - 2 Apr 2019

Our Spring Showcase is tonight, Tuesday 2nd April in the main hall and promises to be a very enjoyable evening with performances from The Big Band and Orchestra! Doors Open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start https://t.co/3m3zTSTgKS

http://www.twitter.com/bishop_llandaff/status/1107980809116504065

12:23 PM - 19 Mar 2019

Our Spring Showcase will be on Tuesday 2nd April 2019 in the main hall with performances from The Big Band, School Orchestra and Choir and special guest appearances! Tickets on sale at lunchtimes in the foyer, £7 Adult, £5 Consessions https://t.co/LyMlHyh89c

13:26 PM - 14 Mar 2019

There will be a cake sale in the foyer and a pizza sale (£1 per slice) in the covered yard at lunchtime tomorrow (Friday 15th) in aid of

Headteacher's Welcome

Thank you for visiting our website. I am delighted to introduce our Mblwithwebbackgroundschool to you.

The Bishop of Llandaff is an 11-18 co-educational comprehensive school serving the Christian and non-Christian communities within the city and surrounding areas including The Vale of Glamorgan, Caerphilly, Rhondda Cynon Taff and Bridgend. 

Quite simply, we want to be the best school in the country! Our aim is to ensure every child in our care achieves their full potential academically; develops the skills necessary to be successful in our ever-changing world; and understands a sense of morality guided by the gospel values of love, acceptance, responsibility and forgiveness. These aims are delivered through a commitment to providing high quality learning experiences, a strong pastoral system and an extensive range of sporting, cultural, physical and extra-curricular activities.

We are a high performing school at all stages of learning, with outcomes in public examinations placing The Bishop of Llandaff amongst the best in the UK. In 2018, our students achieved oustanding GCSE and A level results in the reformed qualifications, key performance measures and new specifications. In Year 11, 92% of students achieved 5 or more A*-C grades, with 82% including English Language and mathematics. Students performed well across all subjects, resulting in 43% of students achieving 5 or more A*-A grades. In Year 13, students shared similar success with 35% of all grades achieved at A*-A, with 68% A*-B, 86% A*-C and 99% A*-E. Many of these students left us to continue their studies at university throughout the country (and some abroad on full scholarships). However, we are most proud that every one of our students had a progression route to the next stage of their lives, regardless of pathway.

Should you visit our school, you will see that our students are happy, hard-working and incredibly positive about their time at school. They genuinely are an asset to our community and visitors regularly comment on how friendly and polite they are. They want to receive the best possible experiences at school and become successful. In addition to our wonderful students, we have an amazing team of teaching and support staff who are fully committed to providing all of our students with a first-class education. We believe we have some of the finest teachers in the country who help to inspire, motivate and challenge our students to be the ‘best versions of themselves’.

I am a firm believer that children only have one chance at education and they deserve the very best! At The Bishop of Llandaff, we see it as our role to ensure we provide them with this. We set the highest expectations of and for our students and we shall leave no stone unturned to achieve our goal. We will always focus on improving the quality of the education our young people experience and place great importance in working together in partnership with students, staff and parents.

Educating children is a great responsibility and an immense privilege. If you are a parent of a student already at the school, thank you for entrusting us with that job. If you are considering sending your child to The Bishop of Llandaff or would like to find out more do get in touch. We are open to visitors every day!

Marc Belli
Headteacher

 

"A culture of extremely high expectations permeates all aspects of school" Estyn

News & Events

Posted on: 8/04/2019

Partnership Arrangement with Caldicot School, Monmouthshire

Dear Parents/carers,  Re: Partnership Arrangement with Caldicot School, Monmouthshire  I write to inform you that the full governing body recently met to consider a request from Monmouthshire County Council and the Education Achievement Service (EAS) to develop a strategic relationship with Caldicot School. Caldicot is a very similar school to ours in terms of its profile and size. However, the school has been without a substantive headteacher for some time and the governors are looking to explore alternative models of school leadership.  Governors were invited to consider the partnership arrangement, which seeks to provide stability and a renewed impetus to the improvement journey at Caldicot. During the meeting, governors fully considered the implications of the proposal and the potential impact for our own school. Following lengthy discussions, I can confirm the governors have unanimously approved the partnership, which will begin in June 2019.  Governors have agreed to the request that Mr Belli provides strategic leadership for both schools as Executive Headteacher. In the first instance, we anticipate he will spend three days per week at Caldicot and the remaining two days at The Bishop of Llandaff. In recognition of this increased role and to support   Mr Belli fully, governors have agreed to make changes to the leadership structure of our school. Miss Parry will become Head of School. This means that she will be responsible for the day-to-day leadership of        The Bishop of Llandaff. One of the current Assistant Heads will then step into Miss Parry’s role as Deputy Head. This appointment will be made this week and we will notify you once the process has been completed. These changes will remain for the duration of the time Mr Belli takes responsibility for both schools.  As Executive Headteacher, Mr Belli will actively be involved in sustaining ‘excellence’ at our school at a strategic level. He will continue to work closely with the Head of School, other leaders and all staff to ensure our students continue to receive the best possible education.   As you know, over the past five years we have been active in providing support to other schools across Wales. Therefore, we have every confidence in our leaders to undertake this work effectively and without detriment to the overall quality of education provided to our students.  I am sure you will wish Mr Belli and the leadership team every success in this new venture.  Yours sincerely,  Reverend Canon Mark Preece  Chair of Governors 
Posted on: 23/08/2018

“ANOTHER SET OF STRONG GCSE RESULTS”

Students, parents and staff at The Bishop of Llandaff are today celebrating another set of very fine GCSE results with 82% of students achieving 5 or more A*-C including English Language and mathematics. A staggering 43% of students achieved 5 or more A*-A with 33% of the year group achieving 9 or A*-A grades across the board. Headline Performance Indicators 92% 5 or more A*-C; 82% 5 or more A*-C including English Language and mathematics; 100% 5 or more A*-G; 43% 5 or more A*-A; and 427 best 9 outcomes (equivalent to 9 B grades per student on average)   Students who achieved A* in all their qualifications Eira Bassett 12A* Min Sol Lee 12A* Tess Moorhead 11A* Rebekah Parry 13A* Verity Black 13A*   Students who achieved 9 or more A*-A Pia Alberto Leo Bailey Lewis Barrow Jessica Bending Indiya Bennett Thomas Bowen Megan Brenchley Imogen Charles Benjamin Chooyin Will Christmas Luke Collishaw-Schepman Sophie Davies Ioan Evans Gabrielle Garbett Matthew Holden Freya Hopkins Timothy Huckle Fred James Olivia James Ethan John Liv Jones Ruth Kell Ryan Kitson Harry Lancaster Helena Liddington Ben Lloyd Gabby Maio Frances Marinetto Amelia Marshall Isabelle Massie Kadmiel McForrester Saubhagya Moktan Harri Morgan Violet Munro Sophie Nicholls Ben Oatley Dewi Paris Jee-soo Park Thomas Pow Owen Putter Emma Reavell Daniel Rees Lewis Saunders Sam Scurlock-Green Karim Selih Chloe Siemens Daisy Squire Sara Sturgess Daizy Tahirkheli Jayne Tan Ava Weinberg Luca Whelan Alexandra Whitfield   Other notable performances Pheobe Bell 5B, 5C, 5D Shannon Camilleri 5B, 2C, 5D Jessica Harrington 1B, 7C, 2D Daniel Jenkins 5B, 6C, 1D Molly Katramanos 2A*, 2A, 4B, 2C, 2D Louise Ley 7B, 4C, 3D Headteacher, Marc Belli added, “We are very proud of the achievements of all our students today. It is very rewarding to see students meet and exceed their personal targets to achieve results which will remain with them forever. The results achieved by students today and the stunning A level results last week finish off a very successful year for the school, following our positive inspection visit in the spring. As ever, I also wish to reaffirm my sincere gratitude and heartfelt praise to the amazing teaching and support staff at school who have helped our students achieve such wonderful outcomes. They deserve a great deal of credit for the continued success at the school and have worked tirelessly to support the students to achieve so well”.
Posted on: 16/08/2018

Excellent A Level Results

Students celebrate “stunning” A Level Results at The Bishop of Llandaff The Bishop of Llandaff are again celebrating another set of stunning A level results. 22% of students achieved 3 or more A*-A grades, with 78% of students achieved at least 3 or more A*-C. More than a third of all outcomes were at the highest level at A*-A; more than two-thirds (68%) of all grades were at A*-B and an overall pass rate of 99%. Some notable performances include Abbie Parry who achieved 3A*s and an A grade. Abbie intends to read English at Oxford; Benjamin Fowler achieved 2A*s and 3As and will study Economics at LSE; another student joining LSE is David Abadir, who secured 2A*s and 2As and will read PPE: Alec Collins secured an A* and 3As enabling him to pursue medicine at Liverpool; Ed Hart will read biology at Durham following his 2A*s and 2A grades; Harry Hiscox will also read biology at Exeter university after securing 4A grades; Maddie Scurlock-Green will read medicine at Cardiff university after achieving 3A*s and 2A grades; Bethan Downs secured 3A*s and an A grade. Bethan will read history at Warwick; Filip Dabrowksi will read architecture following his achievement of 4As, while Javid Ahmed will study physics at Birmingham university after achieving 3 A*s and an A grade; Steffan Phillips will read French at Oxford after achieving 2A*s, an A and B grade; Katie Wilhelm will read psychology at Birmingham following her 3Bs and a C grade; Sophie Lewis will read English Literature at Oxford after achieving 2A*s and 2As, while Caitlin McHale will also study English. Catlin achieved 2A*s and 2As and will attend Bristol university. Headteacher, Marc Belli added, “I wish to congratulate all of our students on their remarkable examination results. They have worked incredibly hard to achieve their success and the rewards are fully deserved. We will miss them as a year group as they have contributed so much to the school. However, we wish them very well for their futures, whether that be at university, during their year of travelling or those entering the world of work. I am sure they will all go on to do great things. I should also like to express my gratitude to our tremendous staff who have helped students to achieve so well. They also have reason to celebrate and deserve a great deal of praise today for these stunning achievements”.