Ysgol Dolbadarn


Name Ysgol Dolbadarn
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 1
Address Llanberis, Gwynedd, LL55 4SH
Phone Number 01286 870711
Type Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 172 (58% boys 42% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.9
Local Authority Gwynedd
Percentage Free School Meals 7.6%

Ysgol Dobadarn primary school is in the village of Llanberis in Gwynedd local authority. Welsh is the main medium of the school’s life and work, and English is introduced as a subject in key stage 2. There are 177 pupils on roll, including 14 nursery-age, part-time pupils. The average proportion of pupils that are eligible for free school meals over the last three years is approximately 8%. This is significantly lower than the national average of 18%. About 56% of pupils speak Welsh at home. The school has identified about 31% of its pupils as having additional learning needs. This is significantly higher than the national average of 21%. Very few pupils have a statement of special educational needs. A Language Difficulties Unit, which is part of Gwynedd education authority’s provision, is located in the school. The headteacher was appointed to the post in January 2012, and the school was last inspected in December 2012.