This page provides some useful information on:
- Visa & immigration rules for families
- Local schools and childcare facilities
- Fun (and free) Welsh & English language classes for parents
Your family (dependants) can access our services and we are happy to provide advice & support to them, and they are also welcome to attend our various social trips & events.
Visas and Immigration
Visa information for families (dependants) can be found here.
English Language Support for Dependants 2022/23
We offer a Free Second Language English Course for wives, husbands and/or partners of International Students at Bangor University. We also welcome students, local residents and/or staff who have the time, and who wish to improve language skills in an informal setting. Emphasis is on Speaking and Listening, and learning about the UK, Welsh and International Culture.
The course includes three levels:
- Beginners (L1)
- Intermediate (L2)
- Upper Intermediate/Advanced (L3)
Classes run between Monday and Thursday during term time. Days and times are subject to change depending on the availability of the majority of students, where possible.
Term 1: 26 Sept – 19 Dec 2022
Term 2: 9 January - 24 March 2023
Term 3: 17 April - 2 June 2023
Classes will be 1.5 hours per session. We aim to be as flexible as possible, students can join an appropriate level group at any time during the academic year.
The delivery of on-line teaching will be reviewed during term 2.
Please contact The College of Arts, Humanities & Business to register. Your tutor will then contact you to assess your English level and find the most suitable class for you. When you have registered, you will receive an email invitation with a link for you to join the group that is best for you. You can join at any time during the term, if spaces are available.
More information can be found here.
Schools and Childcare Provision
There are 106 primary schools, 14 secondary schools and 3 special schools in Gwynedd. Please click here for information about primary and secondary schools in the Bangor area and admission policies. Gwynedd Council have produced a very useful document explaining how you can admit your children into local schools. The document can be found here (please scroll down to Page 10 for the English version).
Telephone: 01286 675570
Opening Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
For more information, you can contact the Gwynedd Information Service for Children, Young People and Families.
In addition to the local authority schools, Bangor has two independent schools:
- St Gerard's School Trust: http://www.st-gerards.org/
- Bangor Independent School: firstname.lastname@example.org
For details of these schools and their admissions procedures, please contact them directly.
Childcare in Bangor
If your children require registered childcare facilities you can find about local provision by clicking here or downloading our childcare in Bangor leaflet.
Childcare in other towns close to Bangor:
Anglesey - Anglesey Information Service for Children, Young People and Families
Conwy - Click here for more information.
The university student support office has a very useful webpage detailing school and childcare provision in Bangor and the surrounding area. Please see here.