Ysgol Dyffryn Aman

Ysgol Dyffryn Aman is a bilingual (Welsh and English) comprehensive school and VI form. On average, it has about 2000 pupils. It is located on Margaret Street, Ammanford, Carmarthenshire in Wales.[2]

Ysgol Dyffryn Aman
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Margaret Street

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SA18 2NW

Coordinates51°47′45″N 3°59′09″W / 51.79596°N 3.98579°W / 51.79596; -3.98579Coordinates: 51°47′45″N 3°59′09″W / 51.79596°N 3.98579°W / 51.79596; -3.98579
TypeComprehensive School
MottoParched Bob Eich Orchwyl
Established1913,New school 1928.[1]
Local authorityCarmarthenshire County Council
Department for Education URN401761 Tables
HeadteacherJ Durbridge
GenderMale and Female
Age11 to 18
HousesAmanwy –  
Llwyd –  
Nantlais -  
Watcyn –  
Colour(s)Green- top set, blue-2nd set, white-middle, yellow-4th set, red 5th set


It is a mixed-gender non-denominational secondary school.[3]

The school is situated in the north of the Ammanford town centre, while the town itself is a few miles north-east of the western terminus of the M4.


The school was formerly known as Amman Valley Comprehensive School (AVCS), prior to which it was the Amman Valley Grammar School.[4] It originally opened as Amman Valley County School in 1913, while a new school was built, opening 19 January 1928.[5] In 1970, Amman Valley Grammar School and Amman Valley Secondary Modern School merged. The school adopted a bilingual name, Ysgol Dyffryn Aman / Amman Valley School, prior to 2011. Following education reform in the Dinefwr area, the board of governors unanimously voted in favour of changing the name to Ysgol Dyffryn Aman. The school is now known by its Welsh name only and this is the form used on all official literature, signs and documents.

Estyn reportsEdit

In regard to demographics, 41% of pupils come from homes where Welsh is the main language, with 49% being able to speak Welsh to first language standard.[6]


Amman Valley Grammar SchoolEdit


  1. ^ Amman Valley County School Magazine, volume III, No.1, Easter Term, 1928 No.25
  2. ^ Welsh Assembly: Subject Index: Education : School Performance : Home Archived 1 March 2005 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Ysgol Dyffryn Aman, Carmarthenshire, Dyfed
  4. ^ Ammanford, Carmarthenshire web site
  5. ^ Amman Valley County School Magazine, volume III, No.1, Easter Term, 1928 No.25
  6. ^ "Ysgol Dyffryn Aman | Estyn". www.estyn.gov.wales. Retrieved 24 September 2016.

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