Transport: Reaching out across the North Wales region
December 1, 2020

Rydal Penrhos school buses reach out across the North Wales region.

Rydal Penrhos looks to do everything it can to make the lives of pupils and their families a lot easier.

And did you know our school’s bus routes stretch from Anglesey to Northop and almost everywhere in between?!

The school operates a Monday-Friday bus service which stops off at various locations including Betws-y-Coed, Denbigh, St Asaph, Rhosneigr, Anglesey (Britannia Bridge), Conwy Valley, Northop, Caerwys, and Rhyl.

All our bus routes follow the most direct main routes (A55, A525, A470 and B5106) rather than go to particular destinations.

The service uses school mini-buses driven by trained drivers who are school employees.

We are privileged to be situated in a stunning part of the world. Rydal Penrhos is just a stone’s throw away from the Colwyn Bay coastline and also has the benefit of Snowdonia and Anglesey virtually on its doorstep. This is something that teaching staff looks to use to their advantage to give each pupil a significant boost to their initial and overall development.

Rydal Penrhos has a rich and varied outdoor education programme at senior school, a Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme that continues to thrive and a Sailing Centre that is accredited by the Royal Yachting Association.

Our wonderful part of the world is also used to boost Prep School education, with Forest School and Coastal School still taking place under strict COVID-19 measures in accordance with Welsh Government guidelines.

There has never been a better time to become part of the Rydal Penrhos community. The school has had its best-ever examination results at A Level and GCSE and there are exciting plans to invest in significant improvements across all areas of the site in the coming months as Project Bold remains on track despite the coronavirus pandemic.

Rydal Penrhos will be holding its Senior School Assessment Day on Saturday 6 February for September 2021 entry.

Academic scholarships are available in Years 7-10 for anyone that demonstrates potential from their Cognitive Abilities Test and during an interview with a senior staff member.

The school is offering two free day places for Year 7 entry in 2021, which is a means-tested scheme that has proven hugely popular since the initiative was launched.

All applications must be in by Friday 22 January.


Rydal Penrhos is now able to offer private tours to prospective pupils and their families.

For more information email admissions@rydalpenrhos.com or book online at https://rydal.wpengine.com/open-days-visits.