Beyond Outstanding


In Llandovery Prep School, our aim is to inspire and empower, to maintain and cultivate an environment in which every child can develop self-confidence, emotional literacy and moral sensitivity.

We believe in an holistic approach to learning, through which our youngest children might develop both self-respect and a considered, thoughtful respect of others.

In our developing curriculum, directed discovery and hands on learning are central, and children are given every opportunity to be active and adventurous in their own learning, in order that they develop a curiosity and appreciation of learning that will equip them for life.

It is our aim that the Prep School experience will endow children with the ability to work independently, and to be motivated by their own success.

Building on a solid foundation of effective policy and deeply held values, we are seeking to develop a department that is forward thinking, and ambitious in equipping young children for an exciting, fast-paced, global future.

Beyond Outstanding


Miss Anna Sandford
Deputy Warden / Head of Prep School

In Llandovery Prep School, our aim is to inspire and empower, to maintain and cultivate an environment in which every child can develop self-confidence, emotional literacy and moral sensitivity.

We believe in an holistic approach to learning, through which our youngest children might develop both self-respect and a considered, thoughtful respect of others.

In our developing curriculum, directed discovery and hands on learning are central, and children are given every opportunity to be active and adventurous in their own learning, in order that they develop a curiosity and appreciation of learning that will equip them for life.

It is our aim that the Prep School experience will endow children with the ability to work independently, and to be motivated by their own success.

Building on a solid foundation of effective policy and deeply held values, we are seeking to develop a department that is forward thinking, and ambitious in equipping young children for an exciting, fast-paced, global future.

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July 21, 2021

All Change for Secondary School

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Llandovery College is a small, very special school located in the heart of the beautiful Carmarthenshire countryside. The best way to truly appreciate all the College has to offer is to visit us and we warmly welcome you and your family to join us on one of our Open Mornings or contact us to arrange a more personal visit.

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Kind, Decent and Honest

All schools should be special places, where a happy nurturing environment impresses upon our youngest a lifelong dedication to learning and service to our communities.

At Llandovery Prep, affectionately known as ‘The Gollop’, after our Founder Ian Gollop, we endeavour to achieve this through a clear commitment right through to Year 8 to the building blocks of Literacy and Numeracy – the ‘syntax of achievement’ – embedded within a comprehensive, rounded and broad academic curriculum. Small class sizes allow for learning centred on each child’s needs, firmly rooted within a clear and consistently applied ethos that values tolerance, patience, kindness and generosity of spirit.

A sensitive rigour stretches our children in all that they do, and seeks to challenge them to take the risk of going beyond what they know. Our varied and enriching sporting and co-curricular programme deepens experience, promoting teamwork, determination and perseverance.

Our children are encouraged to embrace spirituality and collective worship as an important part of Prep School life, playing a crucial role in developing belonging, self-esteem and a modest confidence.

Choices made in the first steps of a child’s education are critical and opportunities to secure the foundations of intellectual and personal growth can be fleeting. Llandovery Prep School provides children with undoubtedly the best of starts, and as such it is indeed a very special place.
 
"Education is what survives when we have forgotten all that we have learned."

BF Skinner, New Scientist, 1964

Our School

Stunning Countryside Location Llandovery College benefits from being situated within a
stunning countryside location close to the Brecon Beacons.
Students have access to the great outdoors from our on-site
Forest School to climbing mountains, pupils of every age enjoy
the space, fresh air and beautiful surroundings.
Spiritual Values Llandovery College is a Christian foundation that promotes the
spiritual and moral development of all within its community
through a culture of tolerance, respect and understanding.
Chapel services in our on-site Chapel and led by the College
Chaplain provide formal and communal Christian worship.
Sport At Llandovery College Prep School we are passionate about the
many opportunities that sport offers young people. We embrace a
'sport for all' philosophy where every pupil, regardless of ability,
has the chance to perform in a wide range of sports.

Small Class Sizes

We provide a stimulating and fulfilling learning environment
where, in small class sizes, teachers have time to give your child
the individual attention they deserve. Our bespoke academic
education is tailored to excite and inspire young minds to
promote a lifelong love of learning.
Llandovery College Family We are a small school and you will often hear parents speak of
a tangible sense of community and belonging as soon as they
step through the gates. Our boys and girls forge friendships for
life and are part of a close, caring and supportive community
while receiving excellent academic monitoring and pastoral care.