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 have an average well above the worldwide score, or A-levels, with 76% A*- C in 2015 – 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.

In the 2015 Sunday Times league table, Rydal Penrhos is in the top 20 co-ed boarding schools in the UK that offer both A-level and IB at Sixth form.


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 a range of scholarship and bursary opportunities for entry into Year 7, Year 9 and the Sixth Form (click here to see the full details.)


Our Open Door events offer you the chance to see Rydal Penrhos on a normal working morning, with all departments available for prospective pupils and their families to view. Our next Open Door events are on Thursday 9th February and Friday 17th March 2017 from 9:30am-12pm.

To register please call 01492 530155 or email admissions@rydalpenrhos.com.

Calendar of Events

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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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