Education and Childcare in the Bangor area


If you are relocating to Bangor with your family, you may well need information about local schools and childcare. In Gwynedd, children are allowed to start primary school on a part-time basis in the September following their 3rd birthday. Full-time attendance in primary school will start in September following their 4th birthday. Hese is a list of primary and secondary schools in Bangor. Further information can be found on the Gwynedd Council website.

Primary Schools

  • Ysgol Cae Top
  • Ysgol Our Lady RC (Catholic School)
  • Ysgol Hirael
  • Ysgol y Faenol
  • Ysgol y Felinheli
  • Ysgol y Garnedd (Welsh-medium School)
  • Ysgol Babanod Coed Mawr
  • Ysgol Glanadda
  • Ysgol Glancegin
  • Ysgol Llandygai

Secondary Schools;

  • Ysgol Friars
  • Ysgol Tryfan (Welsh-medium School)

To enrol your child at a school, please contact the school nearest to where you live. Please be aware that there is no guarantee that your child will be placed at your nearest school as there may be no spaces. For further information please call the School Admission Service on 01286 679904 (Gwynedd) or 01248 752915 (Anglesey).


For information on all aspects of childcare, including nurseries, childminders, and after school clubs, holiday clubs/playschemes etc in the local area, please call:

  • Gwynedd 01286 675570
  • Anglesey: 01248 752699
  • Conwy: 01492 876260

Tir Na Nog is a University owned day care nursery based on the Normal Site which provides childcare for the children of staff, local residents and students.

  • Tir Na Nog Nursery: 01248 388383

Childcare grants are available through LEAs for eligible students.