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There are 103 primary schools, 14 secondary schools and 3 special schools in Gwynedd. There is detailed information about the Education Service and a page about each school available on Gwynedd Council's Website, as well as a link to ESTYN reports on individual schools. A full list of schools, arranged by Secondary school catchment area is available, as is a Gwynedd schools calendar including full details of term dates and holidays.

All schools in Gwynedd accept male and female pupils. All secondary schools are 11 -18 community schools apart from the Meirioneth/Dwyfor area where the secondary schools are 11 – 16 community with the post 16 provision at Coleg Meirion Dwyfor tertiary college (all except Ysgol y Berwyn, Bala). The majority of primary schools are also community schools but a small number of schools are linked to the Church in Wales or the Catholic Church some of which are voluntary controlled schools, and a smaller number being Voluntary Aided schools.

Gwynedd Council operates a bilingual policy throughout the schools so that all students have the necessary language skills to enable them to be full members of the bilingual community they are a part of.

Addresses of the Education Service’s Main Offices,

Schools’ Service Development Directorate
Council Offices
LL55 1SH
Tel: 01286 672255
Fax: 01286 677347

The County is divided into three areas:

Arfon Area Education Office
Council Offices
LL55 1SH
Tel: 01286 679262
Fax: 01286 672635

Dwyfor Area Education Department
Council Offices
LL53 5AA
Tel: 01758 704114
Fax: 01758 701178

Meirioneth Area Education Office
Cae Penarlag
LL40 2YB
Tel: 01341 424506
Fax: 01341 423723

Parents’ and carers guide for Foundation Phase, Primary and Secondary schools.

The guides provide parents/carers with information that will enable and encourage them to take an active part in their child’s education.

All are designed to complement the discussions which take place between parents and teachers. Take a look at the copies below.

Information and advice for families



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