Ysgol Gwaun Gynfi


Name Ysgol Gwaun Gynfi
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 2
Address Deiniolen, Gwynedd, LL55 3LT
Phone Number 01286 870687
Type Nursery, Infants & Juniors
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 150 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23
Local Authority Gwynedd
Percentage Free School Meals 19.5%

Ysgol Gynradd Gwaun Gynfi is a naturally Welsh-speaking primary school. It is situated in the rural village of Deiniolen, approximately seven miles from the town of Caernarfon. The school serves the local area along with the nearby villages. It is maintained by Gwynedd local authority. There are 165 pupils on roll, including 24 part-time nursery age pupils. Pupils are split into seven classes, including a part-time nursery class. Approximately 25% of pupils are entitled to free school meals, which is higher than the Welsh average. Approximately 79% of pupils come from Welsh-speaking homes. In line with local authority policy, Welsh is used as a teaching medium in the Foundation Phase. In key stage 2, pupils are taught through the medium of Welsh and English, with the aim that they are bilingual by the time they transfer to the secondary school at 11 years old. Approximately 40% of pupils are on the additional learning needs register, which is significantly higher than the national average. A small number of pupils have a statement of special educational needs. The school was last inspected in October 2007. The current headteacher was appointed in September 1996. The individual school budget per pupil for Ysgol Gwaun Gynfi in 2013-2014 is £4,124. The maximum school budget per pupil in primary schools in Gwynedd is £10,616 and the minimum is £2,936. Ysgol Gwaun Gynfi is in 50th place of the 103 primary schools in Gwynedd in terms of its school budget per pupil.