Introduction to the School section

On behalf of the pupils, parents, staff and governors of Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen, I warmly welcome you to our school’s website.

We hope that you find the site accessible and informative. It is our intention to update the relevant pages on a regular basis, and we would welcome any comments or suggestions on how to further develop the site further.

Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen reflects the natural Welsh environment of the local community, but with an emphasis on developing the bilingualism of our pupils. At present there are some 400 pupils in the school, mainly from Bethesda and the surrounding villages which make up Dyffryn Ogwen. We have 25 teachers and 12 support staff.

We aim to support pupils in achieving their potential across a range of academic and vocational subjects, as well as focusing on their literacy and numeracy development. Most subjects use Information Technology, and we have invested substantially in this area. We are proud of the fact that all our students leave Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen with qualifications in these important skills. We want all our students to leave school armed with the ability to compete in the world of work, further education and higher education.

The school is very well resourced, and has access to Plas Ffrancon Leisure Centre on a daily basis. We take pride in our school and the environment in which it is situated. It is doubtful if any other secondary school in Wales in situated in such remarkable natural surroundings!
I hope you will get a taste for the wide range of experiences offered at Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen through the pages of the website.
Alun Llwyd (Headteacher)


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