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Cyngor Sir Ynys Môn - Isle of Anglesey County Council

School admissions


The Local Authority is the admissions authority in respect of the 5 secondary schools and 38 of the 40 primary schools in Anglesey.

The relevant governing body is the admissions authority in respect of the one voluntary aided school (St Mary’s School, Holyhead), and the one foundation school (Ysgol Caergeiliog).

The School Standards and Framework Act 1998 and related Regulations establish a legal framework for school admissions. It is the intention of the framework to establish arrangements that:

  • are clear, objective and give every child a fair chance of a satisfactory school place
  • give full information for an informed choice
  • ensure local admission procedures which are well co-ordinated and easy to follow with minimum bureaucracy and which give parents the opportunity of having their school preference met
  • give an effective statutory right of appeal if parents are dissatisfied

In accordance with Section 84 of the 1998 Act (as amended by Section 40 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006), the Welsh Government has published a School Admissions Code which gives guidelines to admission authorities in respect of undertaking their admissions functions in respect of admissions from July 2013. The Anglesey Schools Admissions Policy is based on this Code.

The Anglesey primary and secondary schools admissions policy complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010, the Human Rights Act 1998, and the Rights of the Children and Young Persons (Wales) Measure 2011, and does not discriminate on the grounds of

  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • race
  • religion or belief
  • sex or sexual orientation

against a person in the arrangements and decisions it makes as to who is offered admission as a pupil.

Applications for admission in respect of children with special educational needs but without statements will be considered on the same basis as other applicants.

Application to nursery class in September 2022

Applies to children born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019.

The closing date is 1 February 2022.

There is no nursery provision in Ysgol Talwrn, Ysgol Llandegfan or, Ysgol Corn Hir. You will need to contact the Pre-School Playgroup directly.

To apply for admission to Ysgol Santes Fair or Ysgol Caergeiliog, please contact the school directly. There are links to these schools' websites in the links section of this web page.

For any school outside of the Isle of Anglesey boundary, please contact the school’s Local Authority.

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Application to reception class in September 2022

Applies to children born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018.

The closing date is 1 February 2022.

To apply for admission to Ysgol Santes Fair or Ysgol Caergeiliog, please contact the school directly. There are links to these schools' websites in the links section of this web page.

For any school outside of the Isle of Anglesey boundary, please contact the school’s Local Authority.

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Admission to year 7 in secondary schools in September 2022

We advise parents to read the ‘Information for Parents’ handbook before applying. Please see the 'Further information for parents' heading on this page.

This application applies to children born between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011.

The closing date for applications is 11.59pm on Sunday 19 December 2021.

The Authority is not able to discuss the availability of places over the telephone.

You will be informed of the outcome via email on 1 March 2022.

 This application is for Year 7 in one of the following schools only.

  • Ysgol Syr Thomas Jones Amlwch
  • Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi
  • Ysgol Gyfun Llangefni
  • Ysgol David Hughes
  • Ysgol Uwchradd Bodedern

To apply for admission to Canolfan Addysg Y Bont, please contact the Canolfan directly. There is a link to the school's website in the links section of this page.

For any school outside of the Isle of Anglesey boundary, please contact the school’s Local Authority.

Any future changes to the information you provide on this application must be notified to the Learning Service by emailing us. Please see the contact details on this page.

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Secondary schools catchment areas

Ysgol Syr Thomas Jones

Amlwch
Cemaes
Carreglefn
Moelfre
Llanfechell
Penysarn
Rhosybol
Goronwy Owen

Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi

Rhoscolyn
Rhosneigr
Y Fali
Llanfawr
Y Tywyn
Kingsland
Cybi
Santes Fair
Caergeiliog

Ysgol Gyfun Llangefni

Bodffordd
Esceifiog
Llanbedrgoch
Y Graig
Henblas
Talwrn
Corn Hir
Santes Dwynwen

Ysgol David Hughes

Beaumaris
Brynsiencyn
Llanfairpwll
Llangoed
Pentraeth
Llandegfan
Y Borth
Parc y Bont

Ysgol Uwchradd Bodedern

Bodedern
Bryngwran
Y Ffridd
Llannerchymedd
Pencarnisiog
Morswyn
Rhyd Y Llan

Parents will be informed of the outcome of their application by email usually within 15 school days.

The Authority is not able to discuss the availability of places over the telephone.

Before you make an application we recommend you discuss a change of school with your current Headteacher. It is important to consider the emotional, social and academic consequences for your child connected with a change of school before contemplating making an application to another school.

At secondary school, you will need to consider the possible implications of your child not being able to continue studying the same subjects or option choices and their existing coursework not being applicable to a different examining body.

We advise parents to read the ‘Information for Parents’ handbook before applying. Please see the 'Further information for parents' heading on this page.

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Secondary schools catchment areas

Ysgol Syr Thomas Jones

Amlwch
Cemaes
Carreglefn
Moelfre
Llanfechell
Penysarn
Rhosybol
Goronwy Owen

Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi

Rhoscolyn
Rhosneigr
Y Fali
Llanfawr
Y Tywyn
Kingsland
Cybi
Santes Fair
Caergeiliog

Ysgol Gyfun Llangefni

Bodffordd
Esceifiog
Llanbedrgoch
Y Graig
Henblas
Talwrn
Corn Hir
Santes Dwynwen

Ysgol David Hughes

Beaumaris
Brynsiencyn
Llanfairpwll
Llangoed
Pentraeth
Llandegfan
Y Borth
Parc y Bont

Ysgol Uwchradd Bodedern

Bodedern
Bryngwran
Y Ffridd
Llannerchymedd
Pencarnisiog
Morswyn
Rhyd Y Llan

Transport arrangements

The Local Authority has recognised a specific geographical area for each school, known as the catchment area.

School catchment areas inform admission procedures and school transport policies. However, living in a particular catchment area does not guarantee a place at the school for that area. Official maps showing the catchment area boundaries can be seen at the Learning Service or in the school.

Pupils normally go to the school in the catchment area where they live and where the Local Authority will have made provision with regard to accommodation, staffing and other resources including school transport.

When applying for a secondary school place, parents should be aware that it is the home address that is relevant to the secondary school catchment area, rather than which primary school their child went to.

This affects whether school transport will be free or fee-paying to pupils.

Important advice

Parents and carers are advised to consider school transport before applying for a school place

Pupils who are given permission to attend a school other than the school serving the catchment area where they live are required to make their own transport arrangements and to meet the cost involved.

Please see our School Transport Policy for further information.

Further information for parents

The 'Information for Parents' handbook is a document provides information for parents about the Local Authority’s policies and arrangements in pursuance of its duty under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998, which establishes a legal framework for school admissions.


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