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Why choose Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen?

  •  Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen is a bilingual secondary school forchildren aged 11-18. The school serves the Bethesda area and beyond and works closely with the six primary schools within our catchment area.
  •  Dedicated teams of teachers and support staff promote the values and ethos that are essential for our school. The care, guidance and support from the school staff is exceptional. High standards are required in terms of learning, behaviour and respect and the welfare of  each pupil is prioritised.
  •  There are rich and challenging learning experiences that are part of a comprehensive and balanced curriculum led by experienced and enthusiastic teachers.
  •  The support for pupils with additional learning or inclusion needs is excellent and there are three support rooms in accordance with the needs of specific pupils - Hafan Charlotte, Caban Carlam and Yr Encil.
  •  We demand high standards and expectations which enable every pupil to succeed to the best of their ability; this ensures that almost 100% are offered a place on their first choice of university courses annually.
  •  The school offers a wide range of subjects and qualifications enabling every pupil to experience success. All pupils will have an open choice of subjects when starting GCSE and A level courses.
  •  Great emphasis is placed on extracurricular activities, and the pupils have many opportunities to use and to develop their talents in various fields.
  •  There is a good variety of activities and trips, local and abroad, which offer valuable opportunities to enrich our pupils’ education.
  •  The school’s facilities are modern and tailored to the needs of the curriculum, including an Apple Mac music suite and all the resources of the leisure centre. A minibus service is offered to take pupils home if they attend clubs or activities after school.