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Ysgol Eifionydd, Porthmadog

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Address  Porthmadog LL49 9HS, UK
Phone  +44 1766 512114
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Ysgol Eifionydd, Porthmadog is a bilingual comprehensive school. The majority of its students speak Welsh as a first language and receive their education through the medium of Welsh. The school is located next to the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway in Porthmadog.

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There were 487 pupils at the school in 2006, 534 in 2005 and had 369 pupils on roll in 2015.

According to the latest Estyn inspection report, 68% of pupils come from Welsh speaking homes.

The school is over a century old. One of its most famous ex-students was the poet and scholar, T. H. Parry-Williams who first attended the school aged 11 in 1898. Previously it was a grammar school; and was called Ysgol Ganolradd Porthmadog.

Rob Piercy, a successful local artist, was previously the art teacher at Ysgol Eifionydd.

The age of the pupils is 11-16 years of age and the pupils are lead by Mr Dewi Rhys Bowen as the head master.

Recent Head-teachers

  • Dewi Bowen
  • Alwen P. Watkin
  • Richard Williams
  • Gwilym R. Hughes
  • Robert Wyn Jackson
  • Notable former pupils

  • T. H. Parry-Williams
  • Sir Robert Armstrong-Jones
  • References

    Ysgol Eifionydd, Porthmadog Wikipedia


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