UWC Atlantic College is an international IB Diploma Programme independent residential Sixth Form College in the Vale of Glamorgan in south Wales.

Opened in 1962 with Rear Admiral Desmond Hoare as Headmaster, the concept of Atlantic College was born during a lecture visit by Dr Kurt Hahn to the NATO Defense College in Paris in 1955, where he met British Commandant Air Marshal Sir Lawrance Darvall.

Atlantic College was designed to promote international understanding through education, to break down national barriers in education, particularly in the field of university admission, and to make education a force to unite nations. In 1968, Lord Mountbatten took up the new position as President of the international Council of the United World Colleges. Since then a further 16 colleges have opened across the globe.

Telephone: +44 (0)1446 799000

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Address: St Donat’s Castle, St. Donat’s, Llantwit Major, CF61 1WF