Ysgol Tryfan
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LL57 2TY
01248 352633
11 - 18
Secondary (ages 11-19)
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% Pupils achieving 5+ GSCEs A*-C inc. English/Welsh and Maths
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Ysgol Tryfan is a bilingual school for pupils between 11 and 18 years old, which is maintained by Gwynedd local authority. The school is situated in the city of Bangor and serves the urban catchment area. There are 426 pupils on roll, including 80 pupils in the sixth form, which is lower than at the time of the last inspection in October 2013. The number of pupils eligible for free school meals is 12.6% which is lower than the national percentage for secondary schools of 16.4%. Twenty per cent (20%) of pupils are on the school’s special educational needs register, which is slightly lower than the national percentage of 22.5%. Around 3.3% have a statement of special educational needs, which is higher than the national figure of 2.2%. Around 64% of pupils come from naturally Welsh-speaking homes, and very few pupils come from mixed ethnic backgrounds. No pupils receive support to learn English as an additional language. The current headteacher was appointed in September 2019. The senior leadership team includes two permanent deputy headteachers and two temporary assistant headteachers. Further information is available from the Welsh Government My Local School website at the link below. http://mylocalschool.wales.gov.uk/Schools/SchoolSearch?lang=en 1 A report on Ysgol Tryfan October 2019 Summary Ysgol Tryfan is a close-knit, inclusive and Welsh community. Most pupils behave excellently and take pride in the supportive environment, which derives from the school’s familial, Welsh ethos. Many pupils make strong progress during their time at the school. Many show increasing maturity and become highly confident and independent learners. Pupils’ valuable contributions to the school’s life and work are a notable strength. Leaders work together effectively and convey clear ambition for the school’s work. They place a clear emphasis on improving standards and teaching, and providing the best for all pupils. Although the buildings are dated, pupils continue to benefit from comprehensive support, robust teaching and a variety of valuable experiences. All of this broadens their horizons and makes an important contribution to their Welsh identity. Inspection area Judgement Standards Good Wellbeing and attitudes to learning Excellent Teaching and learning experiences Good Care, support and guidance Good Leadership and management Good 2 A report on Ysgol Tryfan October 2019 Recommendations R1 Improve the quality of assessment R2 Improve provision for information and communication technology across the curriculum R3 Work with the local authority to improve the learning environment and the condition of the buildings What happens next The school will produce an action plan to address the recommendations from the inspection.

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This information is provided as a guide only. The areas from which pupils are admitted to a school can change from year to year to reflect the number of siblings and pupils admitted under high priority admissions criteria.

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  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

Ysgol Tryfan Reviews

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