Boarding & Day

At Llandovery College we see the enormous benefits of a caring and supportive House system and every pupil, whether they are day or boarding, belongs to a House. To foster the strong community and family feel of the school we have a vertical House system where Senior School pupils are grouped together from Year 9 through to Year 13, rather than solely in Year groups.

This more traditional House system provides greater opportunities for inter-House competitions, leadership and mentoring as well as giving pupils the chance to stay in one House throughout their time at College. The House is a place where exceptional care is provided, young people can grow in confidence and a great deal of fun can be had.
The House system promotes a strong sense of belonging and loyalty, giving all pupils a point of reference and a focus for deep bonds of friendship. Each House has a team of tutors to manage and support pupils on a daily basis, led by the Housemaster or Housemistress who has lead oversight of the academic and pastoral progress of all the pupils in his or her care.

It is within the Houses that the vitality and vibrancy of the life of the College is found. House competitions develop loyalty and a sharper edge, and pupils compete in an eclectic range of competitions and events giving all pupils an opportunity to ‘have a go’ at activities and sports that would normally be outside their comfort zone.

Boarding Houses

We warmly welcome occasional, weekly and full time boarders. As a boarder your child will be supported by a caring, experienced team. We believe that the full boarding experience brings to each pupil a unique opportunity to explore their talents and develop within a caring and supportive community. Learning to live together is a valuable skill. The boarding setting is also a hive for forming new friendships, many of which will last a lifetime. Warm pastoral care, respect and compassion are at the core of the College ethos and this is most conspicuous in our Boarding Houses.

Led by experienced Housemasters, Mistresses and Tutor teams - with a 24 hour Medical Centre on site - boarding offers a home from home atmosphere and a support network that can help pupils develop in all aspects of their education. Most significantly, boarding allows pupils to access academic support in the evenings and many thrive under closer supervision and encouragement. Boarding is also great fun, with evening and weekend activities enriching the experience and deepening bonds of friendship and loyalty.

For boarders the day does not end at 5pm, nor does the week finish on a Saturday afternoon; boarding allows us the maximum contact time with every boy and girl. The partnership established between each child, their family and the school is one which enables academic progress and pastoral growth.

Tŷ Cadog - Senior Boys

Tŷ Dewi - Senior Boys

Tŷ Llanofer - Senior Girls
 

 

Day Houses

Day pupils enjoy the full, varied and rich curricular and co-curricular activities on offer and at Llandovery College your child will be supported by a caring, experienced House team. Pupils are encouraged to explore their talents and develop within a caring and supportive community, forming close friendships, many of which will last a lifetime. Warm pastoral care, respect and compassion are at the core of the College ethos and we see this flourishing within our Day Houses.

Led by experienced Housemasters, Mistresses and Tutor teams - with a 24 hour Medical Centre on site – pupils have a support network that helps them develop in all aspects of their education. With co-curricular activities taking place each day until 5pm pupils are kept actively engaged and stimulated from Monday morning until Saturday lunchtime.

We get to know your child and the partnership established between each child, their family and the school is one which enables academic progress and pastoral growth throughout your child’s time at Llandovery College.

Tŷ Catrin - Senior Girls

Tŷ Gravell - Senior Boys

Tŷ Illtyd - Senior Boys
I started boarding at Llandovery in Year 12 and I was blown away by how welcoming and friendly everyone was! It’s like a family here and because the school is so small, it’s easy to get to know everyone very quickly.

 
Before I came to Llandovery, I was worried about boarding as it was the first time I had stayed away from home, but I loved it! There is a real sense of community and family across the school and in the boarding house and everyone supports each other.


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