Ysgol Brynaerau


Name Ysgol Brynaerau
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 1
Address Pontllyfni, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL54 5BU
Phone Number 01286 660428
Type Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 66 (45% boys 55% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.4
Local Authority Gwynedd
Percentage Free School Meals 8.8%

Ysgol Gymuned Brynaerau is situated in a rural area, around half a mile from the village of Pontllyfni, on the main road between Caernarfon and Pwllheli. Welsh is the main medium of the school’s life and work. There are 64 pupils between 3 and 11 years old on roll, including 8 part-time nursery age pupils. They are divided into 3 mixed-age classes. Over the last three years, around 9% of pupils have been eligible for free school meals. This is significantly lower than the national percentage (18%). Around 70% of pupils come from Welsh-speaking homes. Very few pupils are from ethnic minority backgrounds. The school has identified 22% of its pupils as having additional learning needs, which is similar to the national percentage of 21%. The headteacher was appointed to the post in January 2016. She is responsible for another nearby school and divides her time between the two schools. The school was last inspected in July 2013.