Ysgol Beddgelert

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Beddgelert School, 2007. Photo © Eric Jones. Licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Licence.



Phone number


Mrs Esyllt Williams

Ffordd Caernarfon, Beddgelert, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 4UY

01766 890307


Ysgol Gynradd Beddgelert is a small rural school, which provides bilingual education to pupils in the village and the surrounding rural area. It comes under the care of Gwynedd local authority.

There are 26 pupils aged between 4 and 11 years on roll, and one nursery age child attends on a part-time basis. Pupils are divided into two mixed-age classes. About 15.3% of pupils are eligible for free school meals. About 7% come from Welsh-speaking homes. A very few pupils come from an ethnic minority background and a very few come from a background where English is an additional language.

In line with the local authority’s policy, Welsh is used as the medium of teaching in the Foundation Phase. In key stage 2, pupils are taught through the medium of Welsh and English, and the aim is to ensure that they are bilingual by the time they transfer to the secondary school.

The school has stated that it has about 12% of pupils who have additional learning needs. No pupils have a statement of special educational needs and there are no children in care.

The headteacher was appointed in June 2004. The school was last inspected in April 2011.

The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol Gynradd Beddgelert in 2014-2015 is £7,096. The maximum per pupil in primary schools in Gwynedd is £10,744 and the minimum is £3,220. Ysgol Gynradd Beddgelert is in the 11th position of the 95 primary schools in Gwynedd in terms of the school budget per pupil.

The above was extracted from ‘Report on Ysgol Gynradd Beddgelert’ by Estyn, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate for Education and Training in Wales following inspection in June 2015. Crown Copyright.

Former Headteachers:

2012: Catrin Gwilym

Also see:

2012: Beddgelert school gets ready to celebrate 100th birthday