Ysgol Santes Helen is a Voluntary Aided Roman Catholic Primary School. The school is fully maintained by the Local Education Authority, Gwynedd Council, in accordance with the Education Act 1944.

Ysgol Santes Helen is the only Catholic school in Wales where the principal language of the education is Welsh, a reflection of our position at the heart of a mainly Welsh speaking community. We cater for Catholic children, many of whom have moved to the area from all parts of the globe, and seek to provide them with a foundation in the teachings of Christ while integrating them into the community in which they live. We provide education for children from Nursery age to eleven years and we also welcome and accept local non-Catholic children.

The School Day

Morning session
Nursery: 9.00 a.m - 11 00 a.m
Infants : 9.00 a.m - 12.00
Juniors: 9.00 a.m - 12.00

Afternoon session
Infants: 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m.
Juniors: 1.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m.

Children are expected to attend regularly and be punctual. Parents are requested to notify the school in writing of the reasons for any absence. School begins at 9.00 a.m and the doors are opened at 8.50. There are staff members at the gate to welcome the children. Children enter through the front door. If children arrive before 8.50 a.m. parents should note that there is no supervision for the children at that time on the yard. If parents want childcare before this time then they can register online for their children to attend the breakfast club (link below). At the end of the day all pupils should be off the premises by 3.40 unless some extra-curricular activity is arranged.

Register for the Breakfast Club

School Facilities

The school has four classrooms together with a good-sized hall. As well as a dining area the hall is used for assemblies, P.E., drama and dance, musical activities and concerts.

Play Area

This consists of a hard-core playground and a playing field surrounded by a high steel fence.

Breakfast Club

The school has a breakfast club which is open during term time. Details of the breakfast club are as follows

  • 8.00-8.25 - £1.00 per session
    8.25-8.45 - Free

Parents are kindly reminded of the need to register their child before attending either session on the Schoolcomms app.

School meals

These are cooked on the premises and facilities are provided for those children who bring packed lunch. Parents who are not eligible for free school meals can pay for lunch by using the Schoolcomms app.


Mrs Eirian Bradley‐Roberts B.A., M.Ed.

Ysgol Santes Helen,
LL55 1PS

(01286) 674856