Inspectors full of praise for Ysgol Tryfan

Date: 23/12/2019

Ysgol Tryfan secondary school in Bangor, has received a very positive report from Estyn inspectors.


According to the report, published today (December 23rd), standards were judged to be good at the school and “over the last three years pupils have performed well at the end of Key Stage 4 in comparison with similar schools. They are generally making better progress than expected”.


Estyn noted that the secondary school with 427 pupils, which recently celebrated its fortieth anniversary, is "a close, inclusive and Welsh community" and that "pupils' oral skills in Welsh and English are obvious strengths".


Wellbeing and Attitudes to Learning were judged by inspectors to be outstanding and Estyn emphasised that “Ysgol Tryfan pupils are welcoming and respectful and this is a striking element of the school's ethos. The pupils thrive in a supportive and Welsh environment”.


Estyn also reported that pupils' valuable contributions to the life and work of the school are a notable strength.


The report confirmed that teachers “foster strong and constructive working relationships with pupils” and that “leaders work together effectively and convey a clear ambition for the work of the school. They place a clear emphasis on improving standards and teaching and providing the best for all pupils.”


Carl Mather, chair of the Governing Body, told us that, as a governor and parent, he was delighted with the report.


“Pupils and their families, and the wider community are well served by Ysgol Tryfan, which, as Estyn confirmed, offers great teaching and learning, strong support for everyone and varied opportunities in a diverse range of extra-curricular activities.


“Estyn’s report recognises the school’s ambition of further developing a school that aims to be outstanding in every way. The school now looks forward to investment in its resources to enable this ambition, and has already achieved some improvements in cooperation with the Council, with positive discussions continuing to programme further work.”