Ysgol Gymraeg Y Garnedd


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Ffordd Penrhos
LL57 2LX
01248 352534
3 - 11
Nursery, Infants & Juniors
4 1 1 2 3 4
Estyn grade
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School Description

Ysgol y Garnedd is a designated Welsh-medium community school that serves the city of Bangor and the nearby villages of Tal-y-bont and Llandygái, within Gwynedd local authority. The area is described as being relatively prosperous and it is not under any social disadvantage. There are now 344 pupils on roll and they are organised into four units of three classes each. There are units for nursery and reception children, Year 1 and 2 children, Year 3 and 4 children and Year 5 and 6 children. At present, there are 46 pupils (13%) on the special educational needs register and four pupils have a statement of educational needs. Five pupils are taught in an autism unit in the school. Sixty-seven per cent of pupils come from homes where Welsh is spoken, and about 95% of pupils speak Welsh as a first language or to an equivalent standard. Five pupils come from an ethnic background. Seven point six per cent (7.6%) of pupils are entitled to free school meals, which is considerably lower than the national average. Including the headteacher, 11 full-time teachers work at the school, along with four part-time teachers. They are supported by a team of 16 classroom assistants. The school was last inspected in October 2006. The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol y Garnedd in 2012-2013 is £2,839. the maximum per pupil in primary schools in Gwynedd is £9,577 and the minimum is £2,839. Ysgol y Garnedd is in last place out of the 102 schools in Gwynedd in terms of school budget per pupil.

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Ysgol Gymraeg Y Garnedd Reviews

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“Only okay”
Yes, this is a good school but it's very urdd driven. There is no school football team or any non-urdd activities. My kids are English home speaking and, in my experience, the school does not serve them well. Gives the amazing welsh language a bad name.
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