Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2TU, Wales
|Head teacher||Mr Gwyn Tudur|
|Age||11 to 18|
According to the Welsh Government, Ysgol Tryfan was the best Secondary School in Wales in January 2012 excelling in all of the 12 ranking criteria. However in December 2012, the school's banding has fallen from 1 to 4
Pupils come from further afield than Bangor to Ysgol Tryfan due to its high performance, with pupils from the surrounding villages and towns of Llanfairfechan, Bethesda, Y Felinheli and Menai Bridge attending the school.
Band Jazz Ysgol Tryfan
The school has an accomplished resident Jazz Band, formed in 2008 and growing in success during the following years. The band have had great success in the Urdd National Eisteddfod, winning the Band/Orchestra under 25 category for three years running (2008–2010), including playing at the Wales Millennium Centre in 2009. The band were also finalists in the School Jazz Band category at the Music for Youth Festival in 2009, followed by a tour of Paris in the same year, playing at the Luxembourg Gardens, Champs de Mars and Disneyland Paris.
Notable former pupils
- Owain Tudur Jones - footballer
- Jonathan Nefydd - Actor
- Betsan Powys - BBC journalist
- BBC. "Welsh Government school banding table revealed". Retrieved 2011-12-10.
- "BBC reveals school banding scores". BBC News. 11/01/2012. Retrieved 2012-01-21.
- Bangor RFC. "Bangor Rugby Hall of Fame". Retrieved 2008-01-09.
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