Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen

Secondary

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Bethel Road
Caernarfon
Gwynedd
LL55 1HW
01286 673076
Pupils
868
Ages
11 - 18
Gender
Mixed
Type
Secondary (ages 11-19)
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.22
Estyn grade
(01/03/2016)
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51.2%
NATIONAL AVG. 56.6%
% Pupils achieving 5+ GSCEs A*-C inc. English/Welsh and Maths
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Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen is a naturally bilingual 11-18 school, which is maintained by Gwynedd local authority. There are 836 pupils on roll, including 176 in the sixth form. This figure has fallen a little since 2008, when the school was last inspected, and there were 890 pupils on roll. Fifteen point seven per cent (15.7%) of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is lower than the national average of 17.4%. Pupils come from the town of Caernarfon and the area that covers Llandwrog and Port Dinorwic. About 21% of pupils live in 20% of the most disadvantaged areas in Wales. Ninety per cent of pupils speak Welsh with their families and 92% are fluent in the language. Most pupils come from a white, British background. The school admits pupils from the whole ability range. The percentage of pupils who have additional learning needs is about 14.5%, which is lower than the national average, namely 25%. The percentage of pupils who have a statement of special educational needs is a little lower than the national average, namely 2.5%. The headteacher began in the post in September 2014. The senior leadership team includes the headteacher, the deputy headteacher and four assistant headteachers. The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen in 2015-2016 is £4,603. The maximum per pupil in secondary schools in Gwynedd is £5,775 and the minimum is £4,144. Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen is in 11th place of the 14 secondary schools in Gwynedd in terms of the school budget per pupil.

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