Llandovery College

Llandovery College

Llandovery College

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Llandovery College () is an independent school in Llandovery, Carmarthenshire, Wales. It was founded and endowed by Thomas Phillips in 1847 to provide a classical and liberal education in which the Welsh language and the study of Welsh literature and history were to be cultivated. Llandovery College first opened its doors to a handful of boys on St David's Day 1848. 120 years later, the school welcomed girls for the first time and today it is completely co-educational. Set in the small market town of Llandovery, it provides an all-round education for boys and girls aged 4–18 - the younger pupils catered for by its on-campus prep school.

In keeping with its founder's generosity, Llandovery College offers three means-tested scholarships for academically-able Welsh children entering at Year 7. This could be worth 100% of fees. The school also offers further academic, music, sports, drama and rugby scholarships and bursaries.

Alhough the school has a strong rugby tradition, it also offers a wide range of other sports in its grounds, including hockey, basketball, swimming, tennis, fencing, archery, cricket, cross country, golf and many more. In 2007, 17 students gained international honours.

Links with rugby union

Llandovery College has connections with the early absorption of rugby into Wales. Although St David's, Lampeter is accepted as the first establishment to play rugby, Llandovery was one of their first opponents, were present at the formation of...
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