Key Information

School Fees 2019/2020

Age Group




Nursery £367.50 £1470 £4410
Reception £372.75 £1491 £4473
1-2 £420 £1680 £5040
3-5 £472.50 £1890 £5670
6 £504 £2016 £6048

School Hours

The schools hours are 8.30 am to 3 pm.

School Uniform

To purchase School Uniform please go here:

Please see below the uniform for Bangor Independent School:


  • Navy blazer with school badge
  • Navy v-neck jumper with school badge
  • Navy trousers
  • White shirt
  • School tie
  • Navy socks
  • Black shoes


  • Navy blazer with school badge
  • Navy cardigan with school badge
  • Navy pinafore or navy skirt
  • White shirt
  • School tie
  • Navy socks
  • Black shoes
  • Summer dress



  • White polo shirt with school badge
  • Navy shorts
  • Dark coloured track suits
  • Navy socks
  • Trainers
  • Plain dark coloured swimming kit for juniors (year 3 upwards)


Children are required to bring a packed lunch everyday.


Bangor Independent School is family orientated. We will provide a flexible working partnership with parents. We want to ensure that the needs of all children are met and aim to offer the following:

  • Small class sizes
  • Strong teaching team
  • Streaming of Maths and English to ensure the appropriate levels of each child are met.
  • School Council, run by the pupils, providing a platform for the children to share their ideas and views.
  • Swimming lessons for years 3-6 (there will be an additional cost of £25 per term).
  • English speaking and presentation skills.
  • A close working relationship with parents.
  • PTA – you decide to what level you would like to be involved.
  • The school has a Facebook and Twitter account which are regularly updated.
  • Weekly visit to the University Sports Hall for Infant and Junior PE lessons.
  • Yearly Forest School events.

Parents Handbook

Please find below Bangor Independent School’s Parents Handbook:

Parents Handbook

Meet The Teachers

The teachers of Bangor Independent School have a wealth of experience in both education and the commercial world. We believe our life experiences along with our extensive training enables us to provide an education that encourages our pupils to grow and develop, reaching their full potential.




Estate Management BA Hons

PGCE – Bangor University

Paul Gash

Paul graduated from the South Bank London with a degree in Estate Management. He practised as a Chartered Surveyor for numerous years. After a sabbatical in Seattle, USA, Paul decided to re-train as a teacher, completing his PGCE in Bangor. Paul was previously the Head of the Junior Infants department in a private school for 5 years.

Paul’s teaching across all subjects is stimulating and focused on preparing Year 6 for the transition from KS2 to KS3. He creates interesting and enthralling science lessons that the children love and never forget and provides a strong foundation in Maths and Literacy.

Deputy Head:

Designated Safeguarding Person (DSP)

History BA Hons

Bangor University

PGCE – Bangor University

Gillian Ellis

After graduating from Bangor University, Gillian spent 15 years in London working in the financial markets working as a project and product manager and designer.  Feeling passionate about education, Gillian took the decision to make a career change becoming a teacher in 2014. 

With the work experience Gillian has gained at one of the worlds top banks, she believes that she can help children progress in their education whilst understanding how education and learning enhances their life choices.

Gillian strives to ensure that each lesson is engaging and wants to build a real love of learning in each child at Bangor Independent School. She is a passionate and reassuring teacher, building learners confidence in order to help their progression.

Gillian loves paddle boarding, roller skating and painting.

Head of Foundation Phase:

Assistant Designated Safeguarding Person

Foundation Phase Teacher:

BA in Primary Education leading to QTS
3 year degree Bangor University
First Aid Qualified
Nora Kirk

Has teaching experience from nursery up to year 6 following the Welsh National Curriculum in schools in Gwynedd and Anglesey.

Nora is a passionate teacher who is encouraging and supportive. She is a kind and energetic teacher who brings new and innovative teaching ideas to Bangor Independent School.

Foundation Phase Teacher:Level 4 award in EYFS Teaching advanced

Diploma in Business Administration

First Aid Qualified

Sarah Adams

Sarah is a kind and generous reception teacher who brings years of teaching experience after home teaching her children.

Her children love her entertaining and captivating lessons. In addition to her lessons, she often sets challenges for the children that are educational and enjoyable. Sarah’s passion is to help children thrive to the best of their ability whilst encouraging them to engage in all activities.

Sarah has home schooled 4 children to a very high level. She is a qualified first aider and has been trained to use a defibrillator.

Sarah loves sports, cycling, walking and the great outdoors.

Nursery teacher:

BSc Law

Level 4 Higher Teaching Assistant

First Aid Qualified

Rana Al- Hasso

Rana is the teacher of our nursery class and also supports our pupils  who have English as an additional language in the Foundation Phase.  

Rana is a loving and caring teacher who helps the children build a strong foundation on which to build.

Rana has a BSc in Law and has lived and worked with children in Canada before moving to North Wales.

Teaching Assistant and EAL lead:
MSC and PhD Biomedical Sciences.
Level 4 Higher Teaching Assistant
First Aid Qualified
Salma Alherran

Dr Salma is a qualified Medical Laboratory Scientific officer. She also has a Master and PhD in Biomedical Sciences. In Bangor Independent School Salma supports our pupils who have English as an additional language.

She works closely with all the teachers at Bangor Independent School ensuring that international children progress in their English Language skills and can follow the curriculum.

Year 5 and 6 teacher and Supply:

BAHons Classical Studies with Greek

PGCE Bangor University

Certificate of Further Professional Studies in Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia)

Caroline Knight

Caroline has a wealth of teaching experience across KS2 and KS3. She is an energetic and passionate teacher who encourages children in their learning.

Caroline has been a teacher for many years and is a well loved member of team BIS. She has lots of interests such as horse riding, hill walking, park running and sea swimming. These hobbies, along with her enthusiasm for gardening helps expands the children’s learning in the classroom.

Caroline also teaches conversational French quite often putting little plays together that the children love.


Level 2 Business Administration

Level 3 Teaching Assistant

First Aid Qualified

Liesel Diamond

Liesel is a true gem. She is reliable and helpful to all the teachers at Bangor Independent School. She is encouraging to the children who adore her.

Liesel has a love of film and digital adaptation which she shares with the children.

Liesel Chlöe studied Level 2 diploma Creative media. Level 3 diploma TV and film at Llangefni college which collectively gave her 3A levels. One year business and administration in Bangor. She furthered herself in post at Bangor Independant School and qualified as a Level 3 teaching assistant.


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Term Dates

Please see our term dates for 2020/2021:

Please note – There will be 3 additional staff inset days to be confirmed. This information is as accurate as can be at this time


First day

Last day

Autumn Term dates
Thursday 3rd September 2020
Thursday 22nd October 2020
Please note there will be a long weekend
Friday 2nd October 2020
Sunday 4th October 2020
Autumn Half Term
Friday 23rd October 2020
Monday 2nd November 2020
Autumn Term dates
Tuesday 3rd November 2020
Friday 11th December 2020
School closed
To be confirmed
Christmas holidays
Saturday 12th December 2020
Tuesday 5th January 2021
Spring Term Dates
Wednesday 6th January 2021
Thursday 11th February 2021
Spring Half Term
Friday 12th February 2021
Monday 22nd February 2021
Spring Term Dates
Tuesday 23rd February 2021
Thursday 25th March 2021
Easter Holidays
Friday 26th March 2021
Monday 12th April 2021
Summer Term Dates
Tuesday 13th April 2021
Friday 28th May 2021
Summer Half Term
Saturday 29th May 2021
Monday 7th June 2021
Summer Term Dates
Tuesday 8th June 2021
Friday 9th July 2021
Summer Holidays
Saturday 10th July 2021