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Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen
is a secondary school located in Caernarfon
Caernarfon is a Royal town, community and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,611. It lies along the A487 road, on the east banks of the Menai Straits, opposite the Isle of Anglesey. The city of Bangor is to the northeast, while Snowdonia fringes Caernarfon to the east and southeast...
Gwynedd is a county in north-west Wales, named after the old Kingdom of Gwynedd. Although the second biggest in terms of geographical area, it is also one of the most sparsely populated...
, North Wales. The school was opened in 1894 and is named after the educator Sir Hugh Owen.
The school currently has over 900 pupils and is run by Elwyn Vaughan Williams. The former Segontium School was closed in 2005, with the pupils being transferred to Hugh Owen. The former Segontium School site in Llanberis Road is now occupied by the new court complex designed by HOK.
The school has many classes with pupils varied between the ages of 11-18. The school has a 6th form which allows children to stay in school for an extra 2 years instead of having to go to college.
Notable alumni include Mei Gwynedd and Osian Gwynedd from the band Sibrydion
Sibrydion are a band based in Cardiff, originally from Waunfawr in north Wales, formed by the brothers Osian and Meilir Gwynedd , earlier from the band Big Leaves.-History:...
(formerly members of Beganifs and Big Leaves
Big Leaves were a Welsh rock band formed in 1988, originally named Beganifs. They disbanded in 2003, with two members subsequently forming Sibrydion.-History:...