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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 2023 -
Late Application

Applies to children born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020.

Closing date: The closing date was 01 February 2023. Parents can still submit an application, however, it will be marked as “Late”.

You will be informed by email on 16 April 2023. Please make sure you have access to the email account that you put on the application.

After applying, you will be sent a unique reference number. This is confirmation that the council has received your application. Please keep a record of this number.

We advise parents to read the Information for Parents handbook before applying.

The council is not able to discuss the availability of places over the telephone or via email.

We strongly advise you select a different second choice. If you select the same school twice, and your first choice is unsuccessful, no space will be given.

Ysgol Talwrn

There is currently no nursery provision in Ysgol Talwrn. You will need to contact the pre-school playgroup directly.

Email CMTalwrn@aol.com or telephone 01248 725 830.

Ysgol Santes Fair and Ysgol Caergeiliog

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.

Schools outside Anglesey

For any school outside of the Isle of Anglesey boundary, please contact the school’s local authority.

Make an application - the link opens a new tab.

Open the form using a supported web browser such as Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Firefox.

Application to reception class in September 2023 - Late Application

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

Closing date: The closing date was 01 February 2023. Parents can still submit an application, however, it will be marked as “Late”.

You will be informed by email on 16 April 2023. Please make sure you have access to the email account that you put on the application.

After applying, you will be sent a unique reference number. This is confirmation that the council has received your application. Please keep a record of this number.

We advise parents to read the Information for Parents handbook before applying.

The council is not able to discuss the availability of places over the telephone or via email.

We strongly advise you select a different second choice. If you select the same school twice, and your first choice is unsuccessful, no space will be given.

Ysgol Santes Fair and Ysgol Caergeiliog

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.

Schools outside Anglesey

For any school outside of the Isle of Anglesey boundary, please contact the school’s local authority.

Make an application - the link opens a new tab.

Open the form using a supported web browser such as Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Firefox.

Admission to year 7 in secondary schools in September 2023

This application applies to children born between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012.

Closing date: 23 December 2022 - parents can still submit an application after this date, However, it will be marked as 'late'.

You will be informed by email on 1 March 2023. Please make sure you have access to the email account that you put on the application.

After applying, you will be sent a unique reference number. This is confirmation that the council has received your application. Please keep a record of this number.

We advise parents to read the Information for Parents handbook before applying.

The council is not able to discuss the availability of places over the telephone or via email.

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

For any school outside of the Isle of Anglesey boundary, please contact the school’s local authority.

To apply for admission to Canolfan Addysg Y Bont, please contact the Canolfan directly.

Any changes to the information you provide on this application must be given to the Learning Service by emailing admissions@anglesey.gov.wales. Please see the contact details on this page.

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

Make an application - the link opens a new tab.

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Before you make an application, you must discuss a change of school with your current headteacher or deputy 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.

A formal decision either to offer or to refuse a place should be made and you will be notified of this decision (by email) within 15 school days or 28 calendar days, whichever is the sooner.

Host families of Ukrainian pupils

Please only submit an application when the family have arrived in the United Kingdom.

Preferably, the parent of the child/ren should be submitting the application. However, if they are unable to do so, you, as the host, can apply on their behalf.

Please select 'Host family' in the 'Your relationship to the child' question.

We also advise parents to read the ‘Information for Parents’ handbook before applying.

Please see the 'Further information for parents' heading on this page.

The council is not able to discuss the availability of places over the telephone or email.

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

Make an application - the link opens a new tab.

Open the form using a supported web browser such as Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Firefox.

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.

Visiting schools

You can explore the schools online as this year many schools will be using their websites to showcase their schools and adding resources to help Year 6 pupils and their parents to get an insight into each school.

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.