Modernising Education

Our vision

In 2009 Gwynedd Council approved a strategy to reorganise the County's schools.
Six principal aims are Identified by the strategy:

  • appropriately-sized classes and high quality school leadership
  • promote and strengthen the Welsh language
  • develop a pro-active and creative long-term scheme
  • make the best use of available resources
  • create the best possible learning environment for the county's children and teachers
  • develop schools into establishments that are central to community activity.

Current projects


Completed projects

Schools Reorganisation Programme

The schools reorganisation programme reviews schools within catchment areas, and through a thorough consultation process, develop reorganisation models for these schools.

The programme considers many aspects when implementing any changes, including:

  • quality of education
  • the number of pupils
  • the number of empty places
  • quality and aptness of the building
  • leadership situation and other factors. 

21st Century Schools Programme

The 21st Century Schools Programme is a scheme which builds and upgrades the county's schools.

These projects are partially funded the Welsh Government and Gwynedd Council investment. 

These are some of the schools which have/ or will in future benefit from the programme:

  • Hendre School (opened April 2012)
  • A new Centre of Excellence for Special Education to replace Hafod Lon, to serve Meirionnydd and Dwyfor areas (to be Located at Penrhyndeudraeth)
  • New building for School of Glancegin, Maesgeirchen, Bangor