Ysgol Borthygest


Name Ysgol Borthygest
Ofsted Inspection Rating Requires improvement
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 2
Address Porthmadog, Gwynedd, LL49 9UF
Phone Number 01766 513285
Type Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 68 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.7
Local Authority Gwynedd
Percentage Free School Meals 5%

Ysgol Borth-y-Gest is situated in the village of Borth-y-Gest near Porthmadog in Gwynedd. It serves the village itself, Morfa Bychan nearby, and the surrounding rural area. Welsh is the school’s main language. There are 66 pupils between 3 and 11 years old on roll, including four nursery-age children. The school has three mixed-age classes. Approximately 40% of pupils come from Welsh-speaking homes. Very few pupils come from ethnic minority or mixed backgrounds. Approximately 6% of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is lower than the national average. Twenty-five per cent (25%) of pupils are on the school’s additional learning needs register. No pupils have a statement of special educational needs. The headteacher began in post in September 2015, but has been in charge of the school since Easter 2014. The school was last inspected in January 2012. The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol Gynradd Borth-y-Gest in 2016-2017 is £3,281. The maximum per pupil in primary schools in Gwynedd is £10,404 and the minimum is £3,089. Ysgol Gynradd Borth-y-Gest is in 87th place of the 93 primary schools in Gwynedd in terms of the school budget per pupil.