Rydal Penrhos School

Rydal Penrhos School

A leading independent co-educational day and boarding school in the North West that provides exceptional opportunities for boys and girls aged 11-18.

Rydal Penrhos offers the kind of education that any parent would wish for their child, in a stunning location in Wales that complements everything that takes place in school (to read our latest inspection report click here). From the Early Years and Pre-Prep departments right up to the Upper Sixth where pupils have two pathways available – the International Baccalaureate, for which we are ranked 14th in the UK, or A-levels – our pupils are rightly proud of the school. Their achievements during and after their time here are the best testimonial to what they have learned.

NEW for 2015-16 – a substantially reduced fee for weekly boarding with up to 20% savings on the previous year’s fees.

Weekly boarding allows pupils to take full advantage of the wide range of activities that extend beyond the 9 to 5 school day at Rydal Penrhos, but just as importantly it gives structured homework time for all boarders in the evening.

Features include:
  • Monday to Thursday boarding with the flexibility to add extra nights (subject to availability)
  • Fully inclusive fee – no hidden extras for meals, laundry or evening activities
  • Boarding houses for boys and girls
  • Access to academic tutors every evening in the boarding houses
  • Less time travelling; more time spent with friends building confidence and social maturity
  • The option to take advantage of evening sports sessions including sailing and swimming
  • NEW for 2015-16 the opportunity to work with our newly appointed Strength and Conditioning Coach in the evening
For Year 12 and 13 pupils:
  • Weekly boarding is a great ‘stepping stone’ between home and university
  • Many opportunities for academic enrichment after school – sixth-form lectures, academic societies, Business Club meetings


Rydal Penrhos is committed to broadening access to the School and offers attractive and generous financial support for pupils who would benefit from our exceptional academic and sport opportunities.

We offer TWO FREE PLACES for day pupils wanting to enter Year 7 and a range of other scholarship and bursary opportunities for entry into Year 7, Year 9 and the Sixth Form (click here to see the full details.)

The deadline for applying for a scholarship or bursary is always in January for the next academic year.

Did you know we can arrange a Taster Day?

Taster days are the perfect way to experience life at Rydal Penrhos School. Your child will assigned a buddy for the day and will be fully integrated into a normal school day to get a true taste of Rydal Penrhos. Find out more about Taster Days

Are you new to the School?

Would you like to find out more about our fantastic school? You can order a prospectus here or call 01492 530155 to discuss any queries you may have.

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Site information

Rydal Penrhos School
Pwllycrochan Avenue
Colwyn Bay
LL29 7BT

Tel: +44 (0)1492 530 155 (Senior)
Tel: +44 (0)1492 530 381 (Prep)
Fax: +44 (0)1492 531 872

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