Ysgol Eifionydd, Porthmadog

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Coordinates: 52°55′55″N 4°07′52″W / 52.932°N 4.131°W / 52.932; -4.131Ysgol Eifionydd is a bilingual comprehensive school in Porthmadog, Gwynedd, Wales. 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.


There were 487 pupils at the school in 2006, 534 in 2005 and 369 pupils on roll in 2015.[1][2][3]

According to the latest Estyn inspection report, 68% of pupils come from Welsh-speaking homes.[4]

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 and the pupils are led by Dewi Rhys Bowen as the head master.

In 2019, Ysgol Eifionydd will be celebrating 125 years of being a secondary school.

Recent Head-teachers[edit]

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

Notable former pupils[edit]


  1. ^ "Ysgol Eifionydd". My Local School. 2015.
  2. ^ "Adroddiad Estyn Hydref 2005" (PDF) (in Welsh).
  3. ^ "Gwynedd Council".
  4. ^ "Inspection Report Ysgol Eifionydd" (PDF). Estyn. October 2011.

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