A pre-planning consultation is being undertaken for the proposed new Primary School at Ysgol Y Garnedd in Bangor. The proposed new build will be located partly on the playing fields of Ysgol Friars and partly on the site of the current location of Ysgol y Garnedd.

Gwynedd Council intend to replace the existing  Ysgol y Garnedd with a new 420 pupil capacity school, the plans also include the closure of Ysgol Coed Mawr and Ysgol Glanadda.

The new school will include 14 classrooms, 2 additional learning needs classrooms (ALN), a Cylch Meithrin along with a number of different teaching spaces, a large hall, staff and administration areas.

There are currently 11 schools in the Bangor catchment area, two secondary schools and nine primary schools. The schools are situated within and around the city of Bangor. The catchment area for Ysgol y Garnedd and Ein Harglwyddes (Our Lady’s Primary) currently includes the whole of Bangor. A new school building was opened at Ysgol Cae Top in September 2009 following an investment of £4million.

Gwynedd Council carried out an in depth review of its primary schools which resulted in the report “Review of Education Provision in Bangor Catchment Area” in January 2017 leading to the consultation on the future of schools in Bangor catchment area; namely Ysgol y Garnedd, Ysgol Babanod Coedmawr and Ysgol Glanadda in May 2018.

The Council considered several options for primary education in Bangor in order to ensure a sustainable provision for the future, responding in particular to an increase in the demand for places in the Penrhosgarnedd area and improving the provision for learners in the city.

A new housing development at Goetre Uchaf, Penrhosgarnedd means that 245 new dwellings will be built and it is estimated that over 90 primary school pupils will reside in them. One of the nearest primary schools being Ysgol y Garnedd which is already 106 pupils over capacity, Ysgol Y Faenol is also over capacity.


A public consultation event will be held at Ysgol y Garnedd on the 15th August 2018, from 16:00 to 20:00.

Consultation Documents are also available to view and download Here

Anyone who wishes to make comments regarding this proposed development is being invited to write to us at:
Email: wales@agarchitects.co.uk

(Please include a subject reference ‘Ysgol y Garnedd’ in any email correspondence.)
Address: Ainsley Gommon Architects,
The Old Police Station,
15 Glynne Way, Hawarden,
Flintshire, CH5 3NS

Comments must be received by 20th August 2018

The new school will be located partly on the playing fields of Ysgol Friars and partly on the site of the existing Ysgol y Garnedd.