Prep School

 Howell’s Junior School is a vibrant, diverse, energetic community of girls aged between three and eleven. We pride ourselves on our warm and supportive atmosphere, in which every child is valued and nurtured. As a school we place a tremendous emphasis on developing the self-identity, self-esteem and self-confidence of every girl. We are committed to developing not only their academic abilities, but also their personal and social skills. 

Judith Ashill 

Head of Junior School/Deputy Principal

Our philosophy

Howell's Junior School provides a first class education, in a rich and stimulating environment, which inspires our girls, captures their imaginations, arouses their enthusiasm and equips them for life in and out of the classroom. Through nurturing and caring for every individual, we instill confidence and self-belief in every girl.  It is our aim that every girl should fulfil her true potential and become confident, tenacious and thoughtful, with a disposition for learning and success that will last her a lifetime.

A love of knowledge 

We seek to foster a love of knowledge with the ability to question, debate, analyse and make informed judgements. 

Independent learning 

We provide a broad range of experiences and opportunities, to encourage creativity and inquisitive thought. Girls are encouraged to learn independently and to recognise that learning does not stop at the lesson bell or upon leaving the classroom but that each moment of their day represents an opportunity to learn and to understand.

Creative Curriculum

As well as bringing traditional subjects to life, our Creative Curriculum provides a broad range of additional experiences and opportunities, designed to encourage creativity and inquisitive thought, build initiative, organisation and problem-solving skills, as well as foster the ability to communicate effectively.

Enhanced curriculum

Performance plays a significant role in the life of Howell’s School. From the moment they join us, even our youngest girls have the opportunity to share in a wide range of artistic, dramatic and musical productions.

There are many optional, extra-curricular clubs and activities to appeal to all interests and developing talents. Our young musicians are well-catered for, with a Junior Orchestra, choirs, bands and ensembles. There are various sports clubs, including  football, tennis, gymnastics and ballet; our junior journalists enjoy writing and editing in Newspaper Club; Gardening Club and Forest School both get the girls exploring the expansive school grounds; and for budding linguists there are after-school clubs in French, German, Welsh, Mandarin and Spanish. Click here for more information.

The girls also enjoy Welsh lessons as part of the weekly timetable and the whole curriculum has Welsh flavours to celebrate the history and culture of Wales.

Pastoral care

At Howell’s we pride ourselves on our inclusive, nurturing approach. Through providing activities and resources designed to immerse our young learners in a broad range of experiences, we aim to engender tolerance, understanding and moral sensitivity.

Through our tailor-made curriculum, we teach children strategies for empathising and coping with everyday difficulties. We encourage the girls to identify and discuss their feelings, exploring ways to overcome adversities and to promote wellbeing.

Outstanding facilities

The Junior School boasts vibrant, well-equipped facilities, designed to stimulate and inspire our young learners. All classrooms are bright, colourful and well-resourced, complete with interactive whiteboards and an array of equipment to enhance learning through experience. We have a specialist music room equipped with instruments from around the world. In our outdoor classroom, we enable our girls to develop a broad range of practical skills, and in-depth knowledge and understanding grounded in active, hands-on learning. In addition, the Junior School girls have access to the superb facilities of the Senior School, which include a sports complex, extensive playing fields and a swimming pool.

Breakfast Club and After School Care

Howell’s School offers an inclusive Breakfast Club and After School Care. For more information click here

Howell's Junior School Themed Out of Term Holiday Care Club (TOOT)

Toot Weeks are provided during the school holiday period. For more information click here

Useful Documents

Registration Form click here


Howell's School provides tremendous "value-added" in terms of public examination results, which are consistently higher than predicted in independent assessments.

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