A FRESH APPROACH
From our foundation, St David's College has pioneered teaching that enables pupils with additional learning needs to reach their academic potential, whilst allowing pupils with no specific learning needs to thrive and excel. Alongside this we aim to develop every individual's character, enabling them to gain an extraordinary range of skills and discover true self-confidence.
Additional Learning Needs (ALN)
Our unique provision of support for pupils with additional learning needs includes 1:1 lessons with highly qualified and experienced teachers. This provision extends to mainstream lessons where all classroom teachers have postgraduate qualifications in teaching pupils with additional learning needs.
dedicated 1:1 support staff
We provide a full mainstream education leading pupils towards GCSEs, A Levels and BTECs. It is our uniquely tailored curriculum that allows pupils to excel and reach their potential. The opportunity to mix and match A Levels and BTECs enables pupils to learn appropriately and progress to university, further education courses, apprenticeships or direct entry to the work place.
subjects to study
St David’s College prides itself in a superb sporting provision. Pupils are proud to represent their school and they achieve exceptional results, competing at a high level. Individuals are encouraged to pursue their sporting talent and play representative sport at regional and national levels.
Compete locally and nationally
We provide a huge range of activities throughout the week. Saturday mornings comprises of an extensive programme for all pupils, which includes specialist courses leading to qualifications. Alongside this, the Outdoor Education Department offers a wide range of excursions throughout the weekend.
different activities each week
Music & Performing Arts
With 8 major productions a year as well as many more opportunities to perform, there is plenty of opportunity to showcase your talents. Choose from a range of instruments to learn to play with weekly lessons. Access additional qualifications such as Associated Board and Rock School Music qualifications, Acting qualifications with LAMDA to broaden your portfolio. With a music and stage production course available pupils can explore the industry from behind the scenes and gain a vocational qualification.
major performances a year
We have a specialist Outdoor Education Department and every pupil up to the end of Year 10 has a full Outdoor Education Day every other week, culminating in an overseas expedition at the end of Year 10. As pupils progress through the school, they continue to take opportunities to extend their skills. All pupils are involved in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme and many go on the achieve the Gold Award. Opportunities are provided in the 6th Form for pupils to gain National Governing Body Awards and study a BTEC course in the subject.
Gain outdoor leadership qualifications
Design & Technology
Our dedicated Design and Technology Centre provides our students with the opportunity to explore Design, Engineering and Architecture in a specialist environment. With three workshops and a CAD design studio, our students have access to the latest rapid prototyping machinery, 3D design software as well as traditional manufacturing tools. With such a high level of skill and experience among the staff, as well as an inspiring choice of study paths, it's no wonder many of our students are offered industry placements straight after 6th Form and have won a host of National Awards for their work.