Rougemont School (Welsh: Ysgol Rougemont) is an private co-educational day school located in the manor house Llantarnam Hall in South Wales. The school offers education for three to eighteen year-olds.

Rougemont School
Malpas Road

NP20 6QB

TypePrivate day school
MottoA school for life
Local authorityTorfaen
HeadmistressLisa Pritchard
Age3 to 18
HousesGwynog, Dyfrig, Caradog
Colour(s)Red, Black, Grey

The current headmistress is Lisa Pritchard, previously head of the prep school, who succeeded Robert Carnevale on his retirement in 2023. Robert Carnevale was headmaster from 2014-2023.[1]



The school was founded in 1924 and housed in a building known as Rougemont House on Clevedon Road, Newport. The school expanded into the adjacent house in 1931 under the ownership of the Evans family. By 1946, the school was housed in Nant Coch House, Risca Road, Newport, and the number of pupils increased to approximately 200.

When the Evans' retired in 1974, a number of families raised a loan to buy the school, electing a board of nine governors. The Stow Hill buildings, formerly housing the Convent of St Joseph were purchased, and provision was extended first to Common Entrance level, then to O-levels and finally the first A-levels were taken in 1983 under the leadership of Frank Edwards. The site at Nant Coch was retained as a pre-preparatory department.

Succeeding years saw two changes of leadership, namely headmasters Richard Ham (1988–1991) and Graham Sims (1991–1995). Ham's tenure as headmaster was cut short by his sudden death in 1991 as a result of sepsis.

Under the headship of Sims the school moved to its present site, Llantarnam Hall, a large Victorian mansion set in 50 acres (200,000 m2) of parkland on the outskirts of Newport, in 1992. The former premises were sold to developers and are now occupied by a new housing estate. The building that currently houses the infant school is named for Nant Coch.



The termly fees for attending Rougemont range between £2,333 and £4,359 depending on the pupil's age.[2] New pupils are interviewed by the headmaster and senior teachers; they are also required to sit examinations to determine their academic aptitude.

The Parent Power magazine said that Rougemont School was the 5th Best School In Wales.

Notable former pupils


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  1. ^ "Senior Staff". Archived from the original on 13 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Fees | Rougemont School". Retrieved 30 April 2017.