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Welcome to Stanwell School

"Learning to Excel"


Stanwell is a very special place with a long tradition of excellence and a position that is right at the heart of the local community. We are hugely proud of our pupils who develop as confident young people who are ready to make a positive contribution to society.  

‘Learning to Excel’ is not only a summary of our mission statement, it is a way of life at Stanwell, as we work together to ensure students flourish. This is our vision for every child, whatever their starting point, interests or talents. We believe in every young person’s potential to succeed and put all our energy into ensuring they do so  in a caring and disciplined environment. Our commitment to securing excellence is built upon high quality teaching  and a strong emphasis on pastoral care and support. Students at Stanwell experience an abundance of extra-curricular opportunities that span the arts, music, drama and sport. Our young people are immensely proud of their school as are we immensely proud of all they achieve. 

Success at any school is built on partnerships and paramount amongst these is the partnership between school and student. We strive to make sure students are supported at every turn and that they feel safe, secure and respected. In return we ask that they take an active role in their education and take responsibility for it. From inspiration in the classroom to the vast range of extra-curricular activities on offer, many of which are pupil-led, there is a huge window of opportunity available to them here. Our role is to help navigate these options, to make the most of every day and above all to have fun along the way.

Whether they are with us for five years, seven years or just two years in the sixth form, our aim is for young people to head out into the world confident and ready to contribute something new to it. 

Work For Us


Working For Us

With around 230 staff in a variety of teaching and support roles, Stanwell school is a progressive and increasingly diverse community.

We are committed to creating and sustaining an environment that values and celebrates the diversity of its staff and pupils. We are looking for people who can bring new perspectives, life experiences and skills that will enrich our community and the learning of our pupils both inside and outside the classroom. If you share our holistic vision of education and are keen to embrace the challenges and rewards of working in a school that is passionate about ‘Learning to Excel’ then this could be your next move. 

We believe that all our staff deserve the fullest support in achieving their own potential and unlocking that of their students and there is enormous collegiality at the school. We pride ourselves on the professional learning offer for all staff and are committed to providing high-quality professional learning throughout your career. Whether you’re just starting your career or you’re an experienced senior leader, you’ll have access to a variety of support, coaching, training sessions and experiences, all designed to meet the needs of our school and our people.

If you're searching for your next teaching post, why not contact us now? You'll be working at a great school and be part of an amazing team. We're always interested to hear from enthusiastic, committed teachers - send us your CV now via our School Talent Pool and say what sort of role you're looking for. By joining our School Talent Pool we'll know you're interested in working here when a future vacancy occurs.


With its esplanade, beach and many lovely landscaped parks, Penarth remains a lovely resort town with a great community spirit. It regularly makes the Times Top 10 ‘Best places to Live in the UK’ list.  The town’s conservation areas still boast beautiful period architecture, making it one of the most desirable places to live in South Wales. Just five miles to the south of Cardiff, it has excellent transport links with the capital while preserving its tranquil seaside atmosphere.

Penarth’s history is centred on the sea and trade links – 4.5 million tons of coal used to leave Penarth Docks every year. These days the docks have been developed into Penarth Marina, complete with restaurants and events including the Penarth Yacht Club Regatta and the International Festival of Food and Drink. During the autumns, the PS Waverley can be seen continuing the grand Victorian tradition of paddle-steamer trips across the Bristol Channel.

Penarth is home to a whole host of sports and recreation clubs and societies, including cricket, rugby, football, tennis, hockey, amateur boxing, bowls and more.


Examination Results


Our recent exam results can be found on our Exam Results page.