Ysgol Dyffryn Nantlle

Secondary

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Ffordd Y Brenin
Penygroes
Gwynedd
LL54 6AA
01286 880345
Pupils
403
Ages
11 - 18
Gender
Mixed
Type
Secondary (ages 11-19)
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
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49.2%
NATIONAL AVG. 56.6%
% Pupils achieving 5+ GSCEs A*-C inc. English/Welsh and Maths
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Ysgol Dyffryn Nantlle is a naturally bilingual community comprehensive school for pupils aged between 11 and 18 years. It is maintained by Gwynedd local authority. At present it has 488 pupils, including 69 students in the sixth form. The school is situated in the village of Penygroes and serves the village and the surrounding rural area. Thirteen point four per cent (13.4%) of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is lower than the national percentage of 17.5%. Zero point four per cent (0.4%) of pupils live in the 20% most underprivileged areas of Wales. No pupils receive support to learn English as an additional language. The school admits pupils from the full ability range. Three per cent of the pupils have a statement of special educational needs, which is a little higher than the national average. In addition, 17% of pupils have additional learning needs. Eighty-four per cent of pupils come from homes in which Welsh is the main language of the household. Nearly all pupils are able to speak Welsh to first language level and are following a Welsh course. The headteacher in charge has been in the role since January 2014. The senior management team also includes a deputy headteacher and an assistant headteacher. The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol Dyffryn Nantlle in 2014-2015 is £4,785. The maximum per pupil in secondary schools in Gwynedd is £5,517 and the minimum is £4,066. Ysgol Dyffryn Nantlle is in seventh position of the 14 secondary schools in Gwynedd in terms of the school budget per pupil.

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